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HOW TO Install Extreme Management Center on Standalone Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

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TitleHOW TO Install Extreme Management Center on Standalone Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
To install Extreme Management Center 8.3.x or 8.4.x software releases on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).
  • Extreme Management Center (XMC, formerly NetSight)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
  • Software Releases 8.3.x, 8.4.x (or above; subject to change)
The following scripted breakdown is provided as tested against a clean minimal Ubuntu 18.04 LTS deployment and should be reviewed before applying to an existing production Ubuntu host:
apt-get update
apt-get -f install

apt-get install net-tools
apt-get install openssh-server
apt-get install ifupdown

# Ubuntu 16.04 LTS+ supports interface 'friendly' names (ex. ens160p).
# Convert OS to use 'legacy' naming convention (ex. eth0)
cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.original
sed -i 's/quiet splash/quiet splash net.ifnames=0/g' /etc/default/grub
# NOTE a reboot is required to take effect

cp /etc/rsyslog.conf /etc/rsyslog.conf.original
sed -i 's/#module(load=\"imudp\")/module(load=\"imudp\")/g' /etc/rsyslog.conf
sed -i 's/#input(type=\"imudp\" port="514")/input(type=\"imudp\" port="514")/g' /etc/rsyslog.conf
sed -i 's/#module(load=\"imtcp\")/module(load=\"imtcp\")/g' /etc/rsyslog.conf
sed -i 's/#input(type=\"imtcp\" port="514")/input(type=\"imtcp\" port="514")/g' /etc/rsyslog.conf
systemctl restart rsyslog

hostnamectl set-hostname <set_your_hostname_here>
domainname <set_your_domain_here>
export HOST_IP=`hostname -i|awk '{print $1}'`
export HOST_FQDN=`hostname -f`
export HOST_NAME=`hostname`
cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.original
echo $HOST_IP $HOST_FQDN $HOST_NAME >> /etc/hosts
# If DNS is configured on the system ensure the /etc/hosts contains an
# entry of the format:
# <ip> <fqdn> <hostname>
# xmc1804

#Allow root via SSH
cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.original
sed -i 's/#PermitRootLogin prohibit-password/PermitRootLogin yes/g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config

cd /root
#executable privileges
chmod u+x ExtremeManagementCenter_Suite_<version>_install.bin
#headless install
./ExtremeManagementCenter_Suite_<version>_install.bin --cli
#non-headless install

cp /var/Extreme_Networks/.netsight /var/Extreme_Networks/.netsight.original
export HOST_IP=`hostname -i|awk '{print $1}'`
sed -i "\$aJBOSS_HOSTNAME=$HOST_IP" /var/Extreme_Networks/.netsight
Additional notes
This procedure has NOT been tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

The .BIN installer supports headless (--cli) and non-headless (GUI) interactive installation. In non-headless interactive mode the Extreme Management Center installer GUI may not display correctly. This is either due to libfontconfig (or equivalent) package not installed on the target system OR if installed, the (or library is not found in the default /usr/lib location.

If the (or is installed in an alternative location to /usr/lib creating a temporary symbolic link in /usr/lib to the location of will correct this issue.



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