Single Node Install on RHELΒΆ

To get started installing Morpheus on RHEL/RedHat a few prerequisite items are required.

  1. Configure firewalld to allow access from users on 443 (Or remove firewall if not required).

  2. Make sure the machine is self resolvable to its own hostname.

  3. For RHEL 7.x, the Optional RPMS repo needs to be added for Reconfigure to succeed. Its does not need to be added For RHEL 8.x, as the Optional RPMs repo is now part of the appstream repo that is enabled by default in RHEL 8.x.

    • RHEL 7.x Amazon: yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-rhui-optional-rpms

    • RHEL 7.x: yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

Note

For Amazon users a Redhat subscription is not required if the appropriate yum REGION repository is added instead as demonstrated above.

The RedHat Enterprise Linux server needs to be registered and activated with Redhat subscription. The server optional rpms repo needs to be enabled as well.

To check if the server has been activated please run the subscription-manager version. Subscription manager will return the version plus the python dependency version.

If the server has not been registered and activated then the subscription manager version will return the below message.

sudo subscription-manager version
server type: This system is currently not registered
subscription management server: 0.9.51.24.-1
subscription-manager: 1.10.14-7.el7 python-rhsm: 1.10.12-2.el7

When a server has been registered and activated with Redhat the subscription manager will return the below message.

sudo subscription-manager version
server type: Red Hat Subscription Management
subscription management server: 0.9.51.24-1
subscription-manager: 1.10.14-7.el7 python-rhsm: 1.10.12-2.el7

If the subscription manager re-turns the message This system is currently not registered please follow the below steps to register the server.

Tip

To register the server you will need to have sudo permissions [Member of the Wheel group] or root access to the server. You will also need your Redhat registered email address and password.

subscription-manager register

sudo subscription-manager register
Username: redhat@example.com
Password: . subscription-manager auto --attach

Note

This can take a minute to complete

sudo subscription-manager attach --auto

Installed Product Current Status: Product Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Server Status: Subscribed

To check to see if the RHEL server has the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server - Optional (RPMs) repo enabled please run the following command to return the repo status.

Tip

To check the server repos you will need to have sudo permissions [Member of the Wheel group] or root access to the server.

sudo yum repolist all | grep "rhel-7-server-optional-rpms" rhel-7-server-optional-rpms/7Server/x86_64 disabled

If the repo status was returned as disabled then you will need to enable the repo using the subscription manager like below.

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
Repository 'rhel-7-server-optional-rpms' is enabled for this system.

The message Repo 'rhel-7-server-optional-rpms' is enabled for this system. will appear after enabling the repo. This will confirm that the repo has been enabled.

Next simply download the relevant .rpm package for installation. This package can be acquired from morpheushub.com.

Tip

Use the wget command to directly download the package to your appliance server. i.e. wget https://downloads.morpheusdata.com/path/to/package.rpm

Next we must install the package onto the machine and configure the morpheus services:

sudo rpm -i morpheus-appliance_x.x.x-1_amd64.rpm
sudo morpheus-ctl reconfigure

Once the installation is complete the web interface will automatically start up. By default it will be resolvable at https://your_machine_name and in many cases this may not be resolvable from your browser. The url can be changed by editing /etc/morpheus/morpheus.rb and changing the value of appliance_url. After this has been changed simply run:

sudo morpheus-ctl reconfigure
sudo morpheus-ctl stop morpheus-ui
sudo morpheus-ctl start morpheus-ui

Note

The morpheus-ui can take 2-3 minutes to startup before it becomes available.

There are additional install settings that can be viewed in the Additional Configuration Options section.

Once the browser is pointed to the appliance a first time setup wizard will be presented. Please follow the on screen instructions by creating the master account. From there you will be presented with the license settings page where a license can be applied for use (if a license is required you may request one or purchase one by contacting your sales representative).

More details on setting up infrastructure can be found throughout this guide.

Tip

If any issues occur it may be prudent to check the morpheus log for details at /var/log/morpheus/morpheus-ui/current.