Installation on Linux

To install the IGEL Universal Management Suite on Linux, proceed as follows:

IGEL Universal Management Suite has been tested on the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
  • Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 64-bit
  • Oracle Linux 7.3 64-bit

    On these systems required 32-bit libraries will be installed automatically by the UMS installer in version 5.07.100 and newer.

  1. Download the current version of the IGEL Universal Management Suite from the IGEL Download Server.
  2. Open a terminal window, e. g. xterm and switch to the directory in which the installation file setup-igel-ums-linux-[Version].bin is located.
  3. Check whether the installation file is executable. You can make the installation file executable with the following command:

    chmod a+x setup*.bin

    You will need root/sudo privileges on the computer in order to install the UMS.

  4. Execute the installation file as root or with sudo:

    sudo ./setup-igel-ums-linux-[Version].bin

    The installer will unpack to /tmp, will run its Java Engine and will remove itself again once the installation is complete.

  5. Start the setup by pressing Enter.

    You can cancel the setup at any time by pressing Esc.

  6. Read and confirm the license agreement.
  7. Choose whether the installer will install required 32-bit libraries:
  8. Choose the Destination directory where the UMS is to be installed (default: /opt/IGEL/RemoteManager)
  9. If you are updating an existing UMS installation: Choose a file for the Database backup of the Embedded-Database, licenses and certificate. Should you already have a current backup, you can choose No (continue) to skip this step.
  10. Select Complete as the Installation Type.

    Custom file transfer directories are no longer supported. Move existing files to the ums_filetransfer/ directory manually after the installation and edit Files and Firmware update in UMS to bring them online again. Also, changes in thin client configurations or profiles may have to be made to update the download location.

  11. Data directory: Enter the path where you want to store filetransfer / Universal Firmware update files. (default: /opt/IGEL/Remotemanager)
  12. Select the Runlevels in which the UMS server should be running.
  13. Select Internal as the Database system.

    In most cases you will work with the internal embedded database of the UMS. If you have to manage a large farm of thin clients or converted devices, and if there is already a dedicated database server in your company, then it is preferable to work with this external database. The same applies if you integrate the High Availability solution.

  14. Enter the user name and password for the database connection.
  15. Select whether you would like to set up program shortcuts for the UMS console and UMS administrator in the menu.
  16. Read the summary and choose start installation.

    After installing UMS 5.03.100 or older on Ubuntu 16.04, execute the following command as root in order to start the UMS server daemon:

    systemctl daemon-reload

  17. Once the installation has finished, launch UMS console via the menu entry or with the command /opt/IGEL/RemoteManager/
  18. Connect the UMS console to the server using the credentials you entered during installation.