Installing DataPlane
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Prepare the web server for the local repository

Before setting up your local repository, you must properly configure an HTTP web server, on which you will create the repositories.

Prior to preparing the web server, you must have:
  • Selected a server host that runs a supported operating system. This will be the local repository host.
  • Enabled network access from your target DP Instance host to local repository host.
  • Ensured that the web server is not using port 80 if you are using the DP Host for the HTTP web server. This port is used by DataPlane and will cause a conflict if in use by your web server.
  • Ensured that the hosts have a package manager installed such as yum (for RHEL, CentOS, or Oracle Linux).
  1. Create an HTTP server:
    1. On the local repository host, install an HTTP server (such as Apache httpd) using the instructions provided on the Apache community website.
    2. Activate the server.
    3. Ensure that any firewall settings allow inbound HTTP access from your cluster nodes to your local repository host.

      If you are using Amazon EC2, make sure that SELinux is disabled.

  2. On your local repository host, create a directory for your web server.
    mkdir -p /var/www/html/
  3. Optional: If you are using a symlink, enable the followsymlinks on your web server.

You next must set up your local repository.