r1744 + updated install/upgrade info
[racktables] / README
1 Thank you for selecting RackTables as your datacenter management
2 solution. Feel free to address your questions to the mailing list
3 before contacting the authors directly. The project web-site
4 (http://racktables.org/) is usually kept up to date with the
5 current version and URLs.
6
7 Mailing list: <racktables-users/=@=/freelists.org>
8 Bug tracker and Wiki: http://racktables.org/trac
9 Authors: <info/=@=/racktables.org>
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12 * *
13 * INSTALLING RACKTABLES *
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17 I. Dependencies.
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19 For database you must have a MySQL server installation version 4.x or 5.x:
20 Fedora Core 6: yum install mysql-server mysql
21 Fedora 8: yum install mysql-server mysql
22 ALTLinux Compact 3.0: apt-get install MySQL-server MySQL-client
23 ALTLinux Desktop 4.0: apt-get install MySQL-server
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25 For web-frontend you must have Apache and PHP 5 with PDO extension:
26 Fedora Core 6: # yum install httpd php php-mysql php-pdo php-gd
27 Fedora 8: yum install httpd php php-mysql php-pdo php-gd php-snmp
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30 II. Prepare the server.
31 1. Unpack the tarball and make it web-accessible, e.g. http://yourcompany.com/racktables
32 or http://racktables.mysite.org.
33 2. mysql> create database_name; grant all privileges on database_name.* to XXX@YYY identified by 'ZZZ';
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35
36 There are two mutually exclusive ways to install RackTables, they are described as III-A and III-B.
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39 III-A. HTTP installation (starting with 0.14.12 release)
40 Open your RackTables URL and follow the instructions. In a suitable
41 environment everything should take a minute or so.
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44 III-B. Manual installation.
45 1. Edit install/init-auth.sql and change admin password
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47 2. Init database.
48 mysql> use database_name;
49 mysql> source install/init-structure.sql
50 mysql> source install/init-auth.sql
51 $ rm -f install/init-auth.sql
52 mysql> source install/init-dictbase.sql
53 mysql> source install/init-dictvendors.sql
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55 3. Edit inc/secret.php
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57 4. $ rm -f install/init-auth.sql
58 (Just to be sure you did.)
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61 * *
62 * UPGRADING RACKTABLES *
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65 RackTables now provides an automatic database upgrade feature.
66 If you already have a working installation, the following
67 procedure should be sufficient:
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69 0. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE
70 1. Remove all existing files except inc/secret.php and gateways'
71 configuration (in the gateways directory).
72 2. Unpack the new tarball into the place.
73 3. Open the RackTables page in your browser.
74 4. Follow instructions. Normally, everything should be Ok. If it
75 is not so, write down the failed quieries for further investigation.
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78 * *
79 * RELEASE NOTES *
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83 Upgrading to 0.14.12
84 The upgrade may show a failed query "alter database character set utf8", in
85 this case the user should issue the query manually from the mysql command
86 line.