Installation Procedure for UNIX/Linux

The installation of the Prognosis server component on a UNIX/Linux machine can be undertaken by the System Administrator using one of the following methods.

Installing from a Windows Machine

If not already done, create a new Temp Directory on the hard disk of the UNIX/Linux machine to store the installation files. Alternatively the existing /tmp directory can be used.

Download the Prognosis installer to a local hard disk on an MS Windows machine that has FTP access to the UNIX/Linux server.

Run the Setup.exe file.  The installation program will run and the 'Welcome to Prognosis' screen will be displayed.

Click the Next button to view the End-User License Agreement (EULA).

Carefully read the End User License agreement and then click the Next button to accept the terms and conditions.

The FTP Details screen will now be displayed.


On the FTP Details screen complete the details of the UNIX/Linux server where Prognosis is to be installed.

Hostname

DNS hostname or IP address of the UNIX/Linux server.

Username

Username and password for accessing the UNIX/Linux machine.

Temporary Directory

An empty directory on the UNIX/Linux machine to be used as a temporary location for storing the Prognosis installation files. See Step 1.

When complete click the Next button.

On the next dialog box, specify/select the location of the Prognosis License File.

Click the Next button to continue.

The installation will now confirm that the files are ready to be transferred to the specified UNIX/Linux machine.

Click the Next button to start the transfer.

When the transfer is complete go to the UNIX/Linux machine and change to the 'temp' directory.

Enter :  chmod +x install.sh to change the mode on the installation script.

Enter :  ./install.sh to run the installation script.

Follow the comments and answer the questions as required.

Before running Prognosis it is recommended to add a PROGNOSIS_HOME environment variable and include $PROGNOSIS_HOME\Server to the system path.

This can be done by editing the prognosis users login shell (for example, .profile for korn shell, .login for C shell).

An example addition to .profile is:

PROGNOSIS_HOME=/opt/prognosis/prognosis800
export PROGNOSIS_HOME
PATH="\$PROGNOSIS_HOME/server:\$PATH"
export PATH

Once Prognosis is installed it can then be started by logging into the Prognosis user account and typing 'startprog'.

Installing from Hard disk

If not already done, create a new Temp Directory on the hard disk of the UNIX/Linux machine to store the installation files. Alternatively the existing /tmp directory can be used.

Download the Prognosis installer to the server.

Extract/unzip the installer file.

Within the extracted installer files there will be a 'Unix' directory, from within this directory transfer/copy the contents of the sub directory that corresponds to the required UNIX/Linux platform to the hard disk 'temp' directory, e.g;

lin26

Prognosis on x86 for Linux 2.6 kernels and above

lin26s390

Prognosis on s390 for zLinux 2.6 kernels and above

sol10

Prognosis for Solaris 10

sol10x86

Prognosis for Solaris 10 x86

A text file named 'platname.txt' within each sub-directory provides details of the applicable platform.

Change to the hard disk 'temp' directory, e.g. cd /tmp.

Enter :  chmod +x install.sh to change the mode on the installation script.

Enter :  ./install.sh to run the installation script.

Follow the comments and answer the questions as required.

Provided that the Prognosis licence file has been copied to the same directory as the tarball (i.e. the hard disk temp directory) the installer will not prompt for a license file location.

Before running Prognosis it is recommended to add a PROGNOSIS_HOME environment variable and include $PROGNOSIS_HOME\Server to the system path.

This can be done by editing the prognosis users login shell (for example, .profile for korn shell, .login for C shell).

An example addition to .profile is:

PROGNOSIS_HOME=/opt/prognosis/prognosis800
export PROGNOSIS_HOME
PATH="\$PROGNOSIS_HOME/server:\$PATH"
export PATH

Once Prognosis is installed it can then be started by logging into the Prognosis user account and typing 'startprog'.

Installing from DVD

Place the Prognosis Installation DVD into the UNIX machine’s DVD drive, or a drive that is accessible from the UNIX machine.

Change to the directory that corresponds to the required UNIX/Linux platform and run the installation script - install.sh.

Follow the comments and answer the questions as required.

During the installation you will be asked to enter the location of the License File.

Before running Prognosis it is recommended to add a PROGNOSIS_HOME environment variable and include $PROGNOSIS_HOME\Server to the system path.

This can be done by editing the prognosis users login shell (for example, .profile for korn shell, .login for C shell).

An example addition to .profile is:

PROGNOSIS_HOME=/opt/prognosis/prognosis800
export PROGNOSIS_HOME
PATH="\$PROGNOSIS_HOME/server:\$PATH"
export PATH

Once Prognosis is installed it can then be started by logging into the Prognosis user account and typing 'startprog'.

Provide feedback on this article