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Overview

RightLink respositories are provided as a way to locate and install RightLink on your custom images or instances. This is beneficial if you have systems that require usage with RightScale such as golden images, unsupported Linux distributions, private cloud images or a distribution we support but cannot distribute, e.g. RedHat Enterprise Linux.
 

The following are the OS/distributions we currently officially support:

  • EL/RHEL 6 (also compatible with CentOS 6)

  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) 

  • SUSE SLES 11

Available RightLink Repositories

The following repositories are available for RightLink:

  • rightlink-integration - used for nightly builds
  • rightlink-staging - used for beta releases

 

The following GA repositories will be available for RightLink in the future:

  • rightlink-production - used for GA (general availability) releases

 

For specific information about releases, see the RightLink Release Notes.

Import the RightScale GPG Key

RightScale signs its packages in all repositories for secure verification and installation. Install the key for the package manager your system uses.

YUM

RHEL, CentOS etc.

curl https://s3.amazonaws.com/rightscale_key_pub/rightscale_key.pub > /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rightscale

# verify/list and check import of the installed key
gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rightscale
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rightscale

APT

Ubuntu, Debian etc.

curl https://s3.amazonaws.com/rightscale_key_pub/rightscale_key.pub | apt-key add

Zypper

SUSE SLES, OpenSUSE etc.

rpm --import http://s3.amazonaws.com/rightscale_key_pub/rightscale_key.pub

EL/RHEL

For RedHat-like systems, we publish nightly and beta packages to YUM repositories. These include support for CentOS 6.

Beta

For the latest beta packages on an RPM-based image or instance, create the YUM source:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/RightLink-Beta.repo <<'EOF'
[rightlink]
name=RightScale RightLink Beta
baseurl=https://rightlink-staging.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/1/el/6/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rightscale
EOF

Nightly

If you would prefer the use the latest nightly build, add YUM source:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/RightLink-Nightly.repo <<'EOF'
[rightlink]
name=RightScale RightLink Nightlies
baseurl=https://rightlink-integration.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/1/el/6/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rightscale
EOF

Install packages

Finally, install the base RightLink package, plus a cloud support package for the cloud your instance is running on (or the intended cloud for the image being built):

yum install -y rightlink rightlink-cloud-<your cloud type>

There is no need to start the RightLink services unless running the instance as a RightScale server. If you launched the instance as a Rightscale server, you can start the services with the following command:

service rightscale start && service rightlink start


The following is a list of supported cloud types. Select the cloud that you are using:

  • azure

  • cloudstack

  • ec2

  • google

  • openstack

  • rackspace (Rackspace Classic)

  • rackspace-ng (Rackspace OpenCloud)

  • softlayer

Ubuntu/Debian

For Ubuntu/Debian systems, we publish nightly builds to an Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) repository. Ubuntu 12.04 is officially supported, but you should find compatibility with most Debian-based systems.

Beta

Add RightLink APT source:

cat > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rightlink-beta.sources.list <<EOF
deb [arch=amd64] https://rightlink-staging.s3.amazonaws.com/apt precise main
deb-src [arch=amd64] https://rightlink-staging.s3.amazonaws.com/apt precise main
EOF

Nightly

If you would prefer the use the latest nightly build, add RightLink APT source:

cat > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rightlink-nightly.sources.list <<EOF
deb [arch=amd64] https://rightlink-integration.s3.amazonaws.com/nightly/apt precise main
deb-src [arch=amd64] https://rightlink-integration.s3.amazonaws.com/nightly/apt precise main
EOF

Install packages

First, update Apt's package list:

apt-get update

Next, install the base RightLink package, plus a cloud support package for the cloud type your instance is running on (or the intended cloud for the image being built):

apt-get -y install rightlink rightlink-cloud-<your cloud type>

There is no need to start the RightLink services unless running the instance as a RightScale server. If you launched the instance as a Rightscale server, you can start the services with the following command:

service rightscale start && service rightlink start

The following is a list of supported cloud types. Select the cloud that you are using:

  • azure

  • cloudstack

  • ec2

  • google

  • openstack

  • rackspace (Rackspace Classic)

  • rackspace-ng (Rackspace OpenCloud)

  • softlayer

SUSE Linux

Currently, SUSE SLES 11 packages are built and supported. These should also work with OpenSUSE and other SUSE Linux distributions.

Beta

Install the source for Zypper:

zypper ar https://rightlink-staging.s3.amazonaws.com/yum/1/suse/`lsb_release -s -r`/`uname -m`/ 'RightScale RightLink Beta'

Nightly

If you would prefer the use the latest nightly build:

zypper ar https://rightlink-integration.s3.amazonaws.com/nightly/yum/1/suse/`lsb_release -s -r`/`uname -m`/ 'RightScale RightLink Nightlies'

Install packages

Next install the base RightLink package, plus a cloud support package for the cloud type your instance is running on (or the intended cloud for the image being built):

zypper install -y rightlink rightlink-cloud-<your cloud type>

There is no need to start the RightLink services unless running the instance as a RightScale server. If you launched the instance as a Rightscale server, you can start the services with the following command:

service rightscale start && service rightlink start

 

The following is a list of supported cloud types. Select the cloud that you are using:

  • azure

  • cloudstack

  • ec2

  • google

  • openstack

  • rackspace (Rackspace Classic)

  • rackspace-ng (Rackspace OpenCloud)

  • softlayer

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