This section documents the process of installing your LiveStream 5 software on a server. You should have all of the information listed in the pre-installation checklist available to ease the installation process.
Remember, if you are re-purposing existing server hardware rather than installing the software on new hardware, please ensure that you’ve backed-up that system prior to installing LiveStream 5, as the installer will format and erase the contents of the server’s hard-drive(s). Getbusi Pty Ltd takes no responsibility for lost data due to the installation of the Getbusi software.
Power on your server and load the installation DVD into your server’s DVD-ROM drive. If after you have powered on your system, and it is booting the existing operating system, you may need to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart the boot process. If the server does not boot from the DVD, you will need to adjust your machine’s BIOS settings to boot from the optical drive before any others in the hardware boot sequence.
You will be presented with the disc boot menu. Press the ENTER key to install or upgrade LiveStream 5. If your system is Red Hat© Enterprise Linux 6 certified, the installer will detect your graphics card and allow you to continue.
The installation utility will present a tool allowing you to easily select the timezone for this deployment. The yellow dots on the Time Zone map indicate cities. Using your mouse, place your pointer close to the city in which you reside. A green arrow will point at the closest city to your mouse cursor. If you wish to accept the city that the green arrow is pointing to, simply click the left mouse button. The drop-down list below the map will automatically highlight your selection.
Alternatively, you may scroll through the drop-down list to find your home city and select it.
When you selected the correct Time Zone, hit the Next button.
It is important to set your root password to something that cannot be easily guessed or cracked by using typical hacking techniques like a dictionary attack.
Your root password is the master key to your entire system. Unauthorised users gaining root access to your system can reconfigure the system, allowing themselves unfettered access to the Internet. Additionally, they can destroy the system, or monitor everyone else's traffic, install malware, reap passwords and perform other unauthorised tasks which compromise your system's security.
You should guard your root password and only give it to authorised personnel. Your root password may be any combination of letters, numbers and special characters. At a minimum, your root password should be greater than six characters.
Enter your root password into the Root Password field. In the Confirm field, type the same password again.
Click on the Next button to proceed.
Disk partitioning strategies vary greatly, and depend upon a variety of factors. Disk partitioning can be a complex subject and opinions vary for the best partitioning strategies. This document does not endorse any particular strategy.
The default configuration will replace all existing partitions and free space on all the available drives with a Logical Volume layout.
It is not recommended that you deviate from the default partitioning scheme unless you are familiar with Linux disk partitioning procedures and logical volume management, or are specifically advised by Getbusi technical support.
The software installation will now begin with a window displaying the progress in real-time. This process usually takes approximately five to eight minutes, depending on the speed of your system. While your software is installing, you will not be able to navigate using the Next and Back buttons.
Once the software installation is complete you will be prompted to continue.
At this point of the installation process, you should have all of your software installed and your hardware properly configured. A reboot is required to complete the installation process. The system will eject the LiveStream 5 installation media. Remove the installation media and press the Restart button to reboot. If you accidentally reboot from the DVD, simply eject the media and press the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to reboot your server.
You have now installed the system and are ready to proceed to the Network Configuration.