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The commands for a GA install of RightLink in a Ubuntu environment are included below.

For Debian-derived systems, maintain an automatic, pooled apt repository.


  • 64-bit is only 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:

# Import RightScale public key
curl | apt-key add -

# Create an apt source, ensuring that you specify the right architecture and release code name. 
# For instance, on an amd64 system that is running:

# Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)
cat > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rightlink.sources.list <<EOF
deb [arch=amd64] precise main

# Ubuntu 13.04 (raring)
cat > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rightlink.sources.list <<EOF
deb [arch=amd64] raring main

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:

apt-get update
apt-get install rightlink-cloud-ec2


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

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