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
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.mdfile in an editor and check where is the default location of the configuration file for your platform.
- 2.Copy the
example.config.tomlfile to the corresponding directory with the following name:
frontman.confConsider that if you put the
frontman.conffile 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.