Installing frontman manually

In case you need to install a frontman on a system for which there are no packages for automatic installation (like *.deb* or *.msi*), you can install the frontman manually

Prerequisites

  • You have defined the frontman location for the system where you are going to install frontman. For details, see Adding frontman locations.

  • You have permissions to install the frontman as a service on the selected system in your intranet.

  • The system on which you install the frontman can send and receive data from Internet.

Procedure

  1. In CloudRadar, copy the provided configuration information about the URL, user, and password.

  2. Log in to the system where the frontman should be installed.

  3. Download the archive for the corresponding platform from the Releases page.

    For example, for 32-bit version of Linux the name of the archive should be something like this: frontman_0.7.0-rc24_Linux_i386.tar.gz

  4. Extract the downloaded archive in a dedicated directory.

  5. Switch to the directory from the previous step and create the configuration file:

    1. Open the README.md file in an editor and check where is the default location of the configuration file for your platform.

    2. Copy the example.config.toml file to the corresponding directory with the following name: frontman.conf

      Consider that if you put the frontman.conf file in another directory, when starting the frontman you must use the -c option to specify the location of the configuration file.

    3. Open the configuration file in an editor, enter the configuration information you copied from CloudRadar, and save the file.

    4. If necessary, modify some options; for example, you can specify the location of the log file.

      Note that when specifying paths on Windows system you must use the slash character (/) as directory separator.

  6. Start the frontman:

    1. Start a command line tool using administrator account.

      Consider that you could also use a regular user account. To do this, make sure the user is allowed to start the frontman and modify the log file.

    2. Go to the directory where the frontman is installed, and run the frontman with the -h option to learn about the available options.

    3. Start the frontman with the -d option as a service.

  7. Optionally, check if the frontman service is running properly as described in the previous sections for installation on Linux and Windows.

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