Single Node Install on RHEL¶
To get started installing Morpheus on RHEL/RedHat a few prerequisite items are required.
Configure firewalld to allow access from users on 443 (Or remove firewall if not required).
Make sure the machine is self resolvable to its own hostname.
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
yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
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.
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.
sudo subscription-manager register Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: . subscription-manager auto --attach
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.
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.
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.
wget command to directly download the package to your appliance server. i.e.
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
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.
If any issues occur it may be prudent to check the morpheus log for details at