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Installation and Configuration of a Stand-alone Continuum Worker


This article is intended to help those needing to install a stand-alone continuum worker.


Ensure Python 2.7 is installed, it will not be on Ubuntu 16.04 or newer.  To test this perform which python2.7 in the CLI.  If no path is returned then Python 2.7 is not installed. 

Install Python 2.7 (if needed)

1. Update Package Manager List

sudo apt-get update

2. Install Python 2.7 (If Necessary)

sudo apt-get install python2.7

Install Worker

1. Download the Continuum Install Script

curl -O<installer-version>

2. Make the Script Executable

chmod +x continuum-worker-<installer-version>

3. Move the installer to /tmp

mv continuum-worker-<installer-version> /tmp/

4. Add the Continuum User

sudo adduser continuum  - When prompted provide a password and document the password.

5. Give the Continuum User Root Access

sudo usermod -aG sudo continuum

6. Restrict Access to the Continuum Home Directory

sudo chmod 750 /home/continuum

7. Switch to the Continuum User

sudo su - continuum

8. Switch to the Temp Folder

cd /tmp

9. Run the Installer

./continuum-worker-<installer-version> -u '<Fully-qualified URL of Continuum UI server, ex>' -k '<encryption key from continuum.yaml file>'

10. Configure the Continuum application server to use the stand-alone worker

1. Remove the line for ctm-poller from the file referenced by $CONTINUUM_SERVICES

2. Update the Linux user's continuum.yaml file (~/continuum/continuum.yaml) to enable a stand-alone worker by adding the following under the system header (two space indentation) 

  single_server_mode: false

11. Source the user's profile

. ~/.profile

12. Restart Continuum Services