Installing Bronshae on Debian Linux

Bronshae is straightforward to install on Linux Debian because it is packaged as a deb file. Both Wheezy (Debian 7.x) and Jessie (Debian 8.x) are supported.

Prerequisites

The installation depends on openjdk-7-jre or the java7-runtime. Later versions of java will work as well. You can run java -version from the command line to determine if you have Java 1.7 support. For example, the following is the output from a Jessie system:

The installation depends on openjdk-7-jre or the java7-runtime. Later versions of java will work as well. You can run java -version from the command line to determine if you have Java 1.7 support. For example, the following is the output from a Jessie system:

% java -version
java version "1.7.0_95"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.4) (7u95-2.6.4-1~deb8u1)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 24.95-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

Download Bronshae from http://www.bronshae.com/try. In this example, we will be installing on a Debian system so we need the bronshae_1.4.0-1_i586.deb package.

Installation 

Start a command prompt and become the root user. 

% su
Password: *******

Next use the dpkg command which will install the Bronshae package.

 # dpkg -i bronshae_1.4.0-1_i586.deb
Preparing to replace bronshae 1.4.0-1 (using bronshae_1.4.0-1_i586.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement bronshae ...
Setting up bronshae (1.4.0-1) ...
Starting bronshae services:  [  OK  ] 

 At this point the software has been installed in /opt/Bronshae and the bronshae process is running. The Bronshae/bin/bronshae command can provide the status of the process. 

% /opt/Bronshae/bin/bronshae status
bronshae running with pid: 2168

Login into the Command Center

The next step is to login into the Command Center at http://localhost:9100/cc. The first page displayed is the "Welcome" page where the Administrator user can be created.

 

After the Welcome page, the Command Center is displayed along with the statistics for the host. The screenshot below is from the Status Host page. Repetition of the installation process will add other hosts to the Command Center.

Further Configuration

In this example, Bronshae was started with an embedded database and the default configuration. More information about how to configure Bronshae with other databases can be found within the online documentation or in the Bronshae Guide /opt/Bronshae/doc/Bronshae.pdf. The man pages for the commands are at /opt/Bronshae/man.

Please feel to contact me for any questions or suggestions.

Shawn Ellis

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