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RHEL 6 or CentOS 6

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Overview

The commands for a GA install of RightLink in RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 are included below.

For RedHat-based systems, we publish and maintain a yum repository. The repository follows an EPEL-like layout and supports multiple  distributions and releases. 

Notes:

  • Only 64-bit is supported.
  • Accurate timekeeping is very important to RightLink's network stack. Ensure that the time on the server is correct before installing RightLink, and before running RightLink on every boot. We highly recommend the use of Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize time on your servers.

 

First, import RightScale public key:

# Pre-import the rightscale public key
rpm --import http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/rightscale.pub

# Create a yum source:
cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/RightLink-staging.repo <<EOF
[rightlink]
name=RightLink
baseurl=http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/yum/1/el/6/x86_64
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.rightscale.com/rightlink/rightscale.pub
EOF

 

Next, install RightLink cloud support package for the cloud type your instance is running on. 

 

RightLink 5.9 supports the following cloud types:

 

Cloud Type Nickname Support Package
Microsoft Azure azure rightlink-cloud-azure
Citrix CloudStack cloudstack rightlink-cloud-cloudstack
Amazon EC2 ec2 rightlink-cloud-ec2
Google Compute Engine google rightlink-cloud-google
OpenStack openstack rightlink-cloud-openstack
RackSpace (OpenCloud) rackspace rightlink-cloud-rackspace
SoftLayer softlayer rightlink-cloud-softlayer

 

Example for Amazon EC2:

yum install -y rightlink-cloud-ec2

 

You can now bundle your image and boot RightScale servers with it.

See also

  • INSTALL.rdoc (in RightLink source code from GitHub repository)
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