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Before You Begin

Ensure that System Requirements have been met prior to proceeding with the Installation Guide.

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titlePermissions

Before installing, verify that you have appropriate install permissions. Depending on your permissions and system setup, commands may need to be run as superuser by prepending "sudo" to the listed commands.


Install Requirements

1) Upgrade your current packages

Upgrade your current packages.


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   apt-get update
   apt-get upgrade


2) Install Required Packages

PHP

Installations of ProVision 7.x and newer require  PHP 7.1 (and related extensions). You can either add a repository which provides PHP 7.1 or install PHP manually. In this example, we use the default package sources for Ubuntu 14.04 to install Apache 2.4 and PHP 7.1. We also provide an option to install PHP 5.7 through a third-party repository.


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titleIf you are installing PHP 7.x click here...


Note

 If you are installing ProVision 7.x, or after, make sure that your build archive has "php7.x" as part of its name. For example "productionBuild-7.0.0-php7.1.tar".

1. Add PHP 7.1 package sources to your system:

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 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

and confirm with ENTER to continue.


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If you get an error here, you may need to install python-software-properties first and then repeat the repository add as follows:

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apt-get update 
apt-get install python-software-properties
 
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php



2. Update packages:

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apt-get update


3. Install PHP:

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apt-get install php7.1

and confirm with “y” and ENTER.

You’ll now see “PHP 7.1.x” in the scrolling installation logs.

To verify the installed version of PHP, run:

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php7 -v




Install Apache2/PHP 7.x/MySQL 5.7 and development tools for pecl:


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PHP 7.x / Apache2 / extensions

  • httpd 
  • php7.1w 
  • php7.1w-opcache 
  • php7.1w-mysqlnd 
  • php7.1w-pdo 
  • php7.1w-ldap 
  • php7.1w-pecl-memcache 
  • php7.1w-bcmath 
  • php7.1w-devel 
  • php7.1w-pear 
  • php7.1w-cli
  • php7.1-imap

Development tools for pecl / additional system packages:

  • curl 
  • openssl 
  • memcached 
  • mod_ssl


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apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.1 php7.1 php7.1-cgi php7.1-cli php7.1-gd php7.1-curl php7.1-ldap php7.1-mysqlnd php7.1-ssh2 php-pear php7.1-dev php7.1-imap curl openssl memcached php7.1-memcache


MySQL

Note

ProVision 7.x and above requires MySQL 5.7 and above.



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titleTo install MySQL 5.6.20+, click here...

Add new repository for MySQL 5.7 distribution.


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apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5072E1F5
echo "deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-5.7" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mysql.list


Update current packages.


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apt-get update


Install MySQL 5.7 to use a local database.


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apt-get install mysql-server-5.7

You will be asked to enter a root password for the mysql server.


MySQL is now installed. You can proceed to next section DNS And Additional Utilities



Install MySQL to use a local database:


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apt-get install mysql-server

You will be asked to enter a root password for the mysql server.


 


DNS and Additional Utilities

Install the DNS and other utilities:

 
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  • curl 
  • openssl 
  • nmap
  • dnsutils
  • bind9utils
  • expect


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apt-get install curl openssl nmap dnsutils bind9utils expect

3) Configuring the requirements:

SSL

Enable the necessary apache modules with the following command:


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a2enmod php7 ssl rewrite headers
In order to create self-signed certificates and to work properly, the hostname must be resolved properly.

Open the hosts file for editing: 


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    vi /etc/hosts

Add a record for your hostname:


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    X.X.X.X yourhostname

Create self-signed certificate:


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    make-ssl-cert generate-default-snakeoil --force-overwrite

Apache

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titlemod rewrite REQUIRED

Please note that mod_rewrite is required! If it is not enabled in Apache, key elements will not work as expected.


Enable the default vhost for apache:


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    a2ensite default-ssl

Allow overwrites in the apache vhosts:


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sed -i 's/AllowOverride None/AllowOverride All/g' /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Update site configurations to use /var/www for docroot:

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sed -i 's/\/var\/www\/html/\/var\/www/' /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
sed -i 's/\/var\/www\/html/\/var\/www/' /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf

Restart apache:


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    service apache2 restart

MySQL

MySQL Configuration:


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    mysql -p -e "SET GLOBAL sql_mode='NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION';SET SESSION sql_mode='NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION';"

Then, enter the MySQL root password when prompted.


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titleMySQL Packet Size Configuration
 We recommend setting the max_allowed_packet setting in the MySQL configuration file to 128MB (or similar) to account for the typical dataset size handled in ProVision.


4) Optional configurations:

Radius (Optional)

This section only needs to be followed if the customer will be using Radius for authentication.

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titleIf you are going to use radius authentication, click here.


Install radius module:


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    apt-get install php7-radius


Create module loading configuration:
(shown using the vi editor, though you may use the editor of your choice)


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	vi /etc/php5/mods-available/radius.ini


  Add the following lines to radius.ini:


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    ; configuration for php radius module
    ; priority=20
    extension=radius.so


  To enable the radius module, type the following command:


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    php7enmod radius


  

SSH

Install ssh module:


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apt-get install libssh2-1-dev

 then run:


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pecl install ssh2-1.1.2

Create module loading configuration:
 (shown using the vi editor, though you may use the editor of your choice)


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vi /etc/php7/mods-available/ssh2.ini

Add the following lines to ssh2.ini (adding extension=ssh2.so to your ssh2.ini):


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    ; configuration for php ssh2 module
    ; priority=20
    extension=ssh2.so

To enable, type the following command:


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	phpenmod ssh2

Reload apache:


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service apache2 reload



5) Install 6connect ProVision Software:

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The latest version of ProVision can be found at https://cloud.6connect.com/Download/Latest/ and downloaded using the credentials provided to you.

If you need credentials provided to you, or any other assistance, please contact our support team atsupport@6connect.com.


1.  Remove the current contents in the ProVision web folder location (currently the www root) and after extract the archive contents (where 7.x.x is the version number for the build):

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 	tar -xf productionBuild-7.x.x-php7.x.tar -C /var/www/

2. Change the permissions to be the web user permissions

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    chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www

3. Go to http://<web root>/install/configTest.php.  Follow the provided instructions, correcting any configuration errors if they occur. Once all steps are completed, you are ready to use your ProVision instance!


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