Installing DPS
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Install DPS Platform

When installing DPS in a production environment, DPS Platform and all associated DPS Services must be installed on a separate host that is not part of any cluster.

DPS Platform is required as a baseline, but you can install any combination of DPS Apps on top of the platform. After installing the platform, see the installation instructions for each DPS app for instructions on how to install and configure the app on the platform.

  • You will be installing the DPS Platform software using the local repositories.
  • You will be initializing the DPS Platform software, and optionally configuring an external database or your own SSL certificate.
  • You need root user access on the DP Host to perform this task.
  • You must have completed the actions identified in DPS installation prerequisites.
  • The host must meet the requirements identified in the DPS Support Matrix.
  • The host must be a dedicated host that is not part of an existing cluster. This prevents potential port conflicts with other cluster services.
  • You must have the FQDN or IP address of the host available.
  • If you plan to use an external database, refer to the DPS Support Matrix for requirements and supported databases. Be sure to have that database URI, username and password available.
  • If you plan to use an SSL certificate, have the full path and file name for the public key and private key (.pem files) and the certificate password available.
  1. Log in as root to the host on which you set up the DPS repositories.
    sudo su
  2. Verify that SELinux is disabled.
    If SELinux is not disabled, stop now and verify that all installation prerequisites were successfully completed, then continue with the installation.
  3. Be sure Docker is installed, configured, and started on the host.
    Refer to Installation Prerequisites for more information.
  4. Install the RPMs for DPS Platform.
    yum install dp-core
    A folder is created that contains the Docker image tarball files and a configuration script.
    If the yum command fails, then the local repository was not set up correctly. Check the repository file /etc/yum.repos.d/dp.repo on the DPS host.
Proceed to initializing the DPS Platform.