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Install RightLink

Objective

Install RightLink on a base image.

Prerequisites

The following are prerequisites for completing this tutorial:

  • Select a base image
  • Boot the instance
  • Connect to the instance (SSH or RDP)

Supported operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04
  • Windows

Overview

When installing RightLink there are two main considerations in determining where to find the packages you need:  Distribution Channel and Operating System

Steps

Select Distribution Channel

RightScale maintains three software distribution channels for RightLink. At any given time, each channel contains one version of the product for a selection of operating systems. Choose the base URL of a distribution channel according to your use case.

Channel Base URL Description
General Availability (GA)* http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink Significantly tested and used internally by RightScale and externally by customers/partners. Sometimes referred to as General Release. Best for production workloads.
Beta http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com

Pre-release builds that have undergone some testing; defects may exist, features may change or disappear, and packages may break after the beta program ends. Best for testing upcoming RightLink releases with existing ServerTemplates.

Nightly http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly

Built every night from the contents of the active development branch; no testing is performed. Severe defects and inconsistencies may exist. Best for testing cutting-edge features.

* Although beta and nightly builds are accessible, it is strongly recommended that you use our GA release for production workloads. Specific installation instructions and examples in this guide refer to GA (not beta or staging) unless otherwise noted.

Select Operating System

RightLink is provided in several package formats; for each format, pre-built binary packages are available for a range of OS versions. Append the path below to the base index to get a suitable URL for your repository manager. A browsable index is also available for each repo by appending the index below to the distribution channel url. that you append to the base URL depends on several of these factors. The table below summarizes all supported variants of RightLink 6.

Operating System Package Manager Path Index
Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 apt /apt /apt/index.html
CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 yum /yum/1/el/6/x86_64
​/yum/1/el/6/SRPMS
/yum/index.html
CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 yum /yum/1/el/7/x86_64
​​/yum/1/el/7/SRPMS
/yum/index.html
SLES 11 zypper /zypp/1/suse/11/x86_64
​/zypp/1/suse/11/SRPMS
/zypp/index.html
Windows 2008R2 and 2012 n/a

/msi

/msi/index.html

Depending on the distribution channel you select, more or fewer variants may be available; browse the base URL with your Web browser to explore the directory structure.

Determine Package Manager URL

For Windows, browse to the base URL and then to the /msi subdirectory, download the MSI, and install it.

 

For Linux systems, you will install RightLink using the OS package manager. Select desired channel from list of URLS below.

 

General Availability channels

Operating System Repository URL Index
Ubuntu http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/apt​ Browse
CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/yum/1/el/6/x86_64
​http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/yum/1/el/6/SRPMS
Browse
CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/yum/1/el/7/x86_64

http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/yum/1/el/7/SRPMS

Browse
SLES 11 http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/zypp/1/suse/11/x86_64
​http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/zypp/1/suse/11/SRPMS​
Browse
Windows 2008R2 and 2012 http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/msi Browse

Beta channels

Operating System Repository URL Index
Ubuntu http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com/apt​ Browse
CentOS 6 and RHEL 6

http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/yum/1/el/6/x86_64
http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/yum/1/el/6/SRPMS​

Browse
CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/yum/1/el/7/x86_64
http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/yum/1/el/7/SRPMS
Browse
SLES 11 http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/zypp/1/suse/11/x86_64
http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/zypp/1/suse/11/SRPMS
Browse
Windows 2008R2 and 2012 http://rightlink-beta.test.rightscale.com​/msi Browse
 

Nightly build channels

Operating System Repository URL Index
Ubuntu http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/apt​ Browse
CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​yum/1/el/6/x86_64
http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​yum/1/el/6/SRPMS
Browse
CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​yum/1/el/7/x86_64
http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​yum/1/el/7/SRPMS
Browse
SLES 11 http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​zypp/1/suse/11/x86_64
http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​zypp/1/suse/11/SRPMS
Browse
Windows 2008R2 and 2012 http://rightlink-integration.test.rightscale.com/nightly/​msi Browse

 

Install RightLink for your Operating System

 

Post Tutorial Steps

After installing RightLink on your running instance, typically you will want to bundle a new image from it. Once the new image is created you can place it under a ServerTemplate.  For more information on bundling please see Create RightLink 6 Enabled Images.

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