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Aggregator-Collector install

Purpose

Aggregator-Collectors house the database for the Aparavi platform, serve as the main point of communication and serve as the collection point for all your data. Deploying an Aggregator-Collector will streamline the installation, requiring only a single server for both components. The Aparavi platform requires at least one of each component or a hybrid Aggregator-Collector to collect data from your infrastructure. All data collected from your sources will remain on the Aggregator-Collector and is not transferred to the Aparavi platform itself.

Usage

Install requirements 

  • Supported OS – see Supported Platforms for the currently available options
  • CPU – 4 cores minimum, 8 cores recommended
  • RAM – 16GB minimum, 32GB recommended
  • Disk – 300GB minimum free space – actual size will depend on source data
  • MySQL 8.x – refer to MySQL 8.x installation procedure
  • Supported Browsers – Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Safari

Install process

  • Once the Windows or Linux server that will be used as the Aggregator-Collector has been prepared (MySQL 8.x must already be running), open the Aparavi portal within the designated server to begin the deployment process.
  • Using the tree on the left panel, navigate to the level (client, group) that you want to deploy an Aggregator-Collector.
  • Click on that level object to bring up the menu, scroll down to and click + Add Object. The sub-menu should appear with multiple: Add New ClientAdd GroupAdd Aggregator and Add Aggregator-Collector.
Add Object
  • Select Add Aggregator-Collector. The Add Aggregator-Collector modal will appear. At this point you can fill in the required information.
    • Aggregator-Collector Name – the name for the aggregator within the Aparavi portal
    • Platform – Windows or Linux
    • Connect To – auto populated with Aparavi portal URL
    • App Program Folder – location for the install (Windows only)
    • App Data Folder – location for the user data
    • DB Host – MySQL host IP, local by default
    • DB Port – 3306 default
    • DB User – the designated user for MySQL DB
    • DB Password – password for the MySQL DB user
    • Use Redis Keystore – leave unchecked to use the built-in keystore, or check to use the Redis keystore if that is installed and preferred
Add New Aggregator-Collector (Windows)
Add New Aggregator-Collector (Linux)
  • Select the OK button once all required information has been entered. This will initiate the Aggregator-Collector installer download locally.  If you are not accessing the portal on the server where the Aggregator-Collector installation will occur, the downloaded installation file will need to be copied over to the server designated above before proceeding.
Download in progress

Windows installs

  • Launch the installer to proceed with the Aggregator-Collector installation. The installer will extract, and the installation is completely automated.
Aggregator-Collector installing (Windows)

Linux installs

  • When download completes, select the option to save the downloaded file, which will place the file in the current user’s Download directory. Open a terminal and set the default location to the Download directory, in most cases using this command:

cd ~/Downloads

  • The downloaded filename will include the Aggregator-Collector as named with the version number and a .run file extension. The file must be set executable in order to launch the installation. Using an example filename, here is the command to set the file executable:

chmod a+x install-AppCombo-Linux-1.4.0-5952.run

  • The installation can now be started and must be run either while logged in a root or by using the sudo command. Here is an example of the latter case:

sudo ./install-AppCombo-Linux-1.4.0-5952.run 

  • The installation will run, showing progress during the process until complete, with no further user action needed, as shown
Aggregator-Collector installing (Linux)

Install complete

  • Once the installation is complete, the Aparavi Data IA Aggregator-Collector service will automatically start. Within the portal interface, the new deployed Aggregator-Collector will automatically come online and is now ready for service.
Aggregator-Collector online
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