Installing a LabTrove instance

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LabTrove is developed on the Linux platform Debian, currently Debian "Squeeze" 6. These installation instructions are for Debian, but have also been tested successfully with Ubuntu Server 10.04 / 12.04 LTS. If you already have a Trove, but you want to add patches, see Applying patches to a LabTrove instance. Alternatively, if you want to migrate to the latest version, see Migrating LabTrove from a previous version.

Before you begin installing

There are some steps that you should take to ensure your system is ready before you start installing the components required for LabTrove.

  1. Ensure that your apt package manager is up to date by running the command: apt-get update
  2. (Optional) If you are running on a VMware instance:
    1. Install the VMware Tools by clicking VM -> Install VMware Tools from the VMware Workstation menu.
    2. If you are not running software RAID, run the following commands to config the RAID admin for LabTrove:
      1. /etc/init.d/mpt-statusd stop
      2. echo RUNDAEMON=no > /etc/default/mpt-statusd
  3. For security purposes you should disable the root login. To disable the root login you must edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, and change the PermitRootLogin value to no.
  4. Finally install the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to set the correct time on the system by running the command: apt-get install ntp

What to do next

  • If you want to manually install the Apache Web Server, MySQL database, and other prerequisite software that LabTrove needs, see Manually installing prerequisite software. Alternatively you can install an all-in-one bundle that includes all the prerequisite software and the LabTrove source code. For more information, see Installing LabTrove.

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