On-Premises Installation

This article is designed to assist in the preparation and installation of the OverOps On-Premises Spotlight server. The Spotlight server provides companies with all the OverOps functionalities within their internal environment.



Installation Process

 - Server Installation

 - Server Upgrade

 - Remote Collector Installation



Hardware Requirements

The On-Premises installation requires the following hardware attributes:

  • CPU: modern 8 Core
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 200 GB

Software Requirements

Modern Linux (minimum kernel: 3.10).

  1. Docker binaries:
  2. Root user access.
  3. Two HTTP ports open (default: 8080, 9090).
  4. An extra TCP port open for a Remote Collector (default: 6060).

Note: Production requires a more robust Docker configuration. Choose an optimal Docker configuration for the Linux and the environment workloads. See recommendations from the Docker blog here

Storage Requirements

  1. Docker working folder: /var/lib/docker: with at least 10 GB of free disk space.
  2. OverOps server is installed under /opt/takipi-server: at least 200 GB of free disk space.


Installation Process

Server Installation

To install the On-Premises server:

  1. Login as a root/sudo user
  2. Download the latest OverOps server tarball: takipi-server-latest.tar.gz.
  3. Extract files to: 
    tar zxvf <PATH_TO DOWNLOADS>/takipi-server-latest.tar.gz
  4. Run Setup:
    /opt/takipi-server/bin/takipi-server.sh start -u <HOSTNAME>
  5. Activate OverOps - send the license ID to OverOps to receive your license key.
    • Browse to: http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/activate
    • Follow the Wizard and enter the license key provided by OverOps.
  6. Sign up for OverOps to generate an agent installation key.
    • Browse to: http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/?signup
  7. Create an agent installation script by replacing the <HOSTNAME> and <AGENT_INSTALLATION_KEY> placeholders:
    wget -O - -o /dev/null "http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=inst" | bash /dev/stdin -i --sk=<AGENT_INSTALLATION_KEY> --s3_url http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/service/png --installer_url "http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=tgz" --base_url http://<HOSTNAME>:8080
    The one-liner can be found in the web application under Add Servers.

Server Upgrade

To upgrade the server:

  1. Download the latest OverOps server tarball: takipi-server-latest.tar.gz.
  2. As user root, run upgrade: 
    /opt/takipi-server/bin/takipi-upgrade.sh <PATH_TO_NEW_TARBALL>

Remote Collector Installation

The Remote Collector listens on a TCP port provided with the --listen_on_port=<PORT_TO_LISTEN-ON> parameter.

To install a Remote Collector:

  1. Add the --listen_on_port=<PORT_TO_LISTEN-ON> parameter to the one-liner to install the client as a remote collector. Verify that the hostname is resolvable the location of the OverOps agents (the application server, the JVMs):
    wget -O - -o /dev/null "http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=inst" | bash /dev/stdin -i --sk=<AGENT_INSTALLATION_KEY> --s3_url http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/service/png --installer_url "http://<HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=tgz" --base_url http://<HOSTNAME>:8080 --listen_on_port=<PORT_TO_LISTEN-ON>
  2. To install the Agent and pair it with a Remote Collector, add the following parameters to the one-liner from above:
    wget -O - -o /dev/null "http://<SERVER_HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=inst" | bash /dev/stdin -i --sk=<AGENT_INSTALLATION_KEY> --s3_url http://<SERVER_HOSTNAME>:8080/service/png --installer_url "http://<SERVER_HOSTNAME>:8080/app/download?t=tgz" --base_url http://<SERVER_HOSTNAME>:8080--daemon_host=<REMOTE_COLLECTOR_HOSTNAME> --daemon_port=<REMOTE_COLLECTOR_PORT>
  3. Add the following OverOps agent argument to the JVMs: -agentlib:TakipiAgent

For more information about OverOps Remote Collector, click here.

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