Before proceeding, please read the Agility Connect System Requirements page.
Server Connectivity During the Install Process
It may be easiest to enable network access for the Agility Connect server to pull down the installation files as needed, however, this is not required. If outbound network access to the internet is against organization policy the files can be dropped on the server by downloading to another server or desktop and transferring the files to the target Agility Connect server as needed.
Create a "agilityconnect" user account
On the Linux machine, create a services account for the Agility Connect application account named "agilityconnect". This user account will be used to install and own the Agility Connect application.
sudo useradd -m agilityconnect
Then set a password for the account:
sudo passwd agilityconnect
Verify that shell (/bin/bash or /bin/sh) is set, if not add it:
grep agilityconnect /etc/passwd
Add "agilityconnect" user to sudoers file
echo "agilityconnect ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL" | sudo tee -a /etc/sudoers
Verify sudo Capability
The "agilityconnect" user account used to run the install must have sudo capabilities. Add this user to the "sudoers" group by following steps specific to your OS. This can be tested by running the following command as the user account. Switch user account to "agilityconnect" with the command
su - agilityconnect and then test sudo capability with this command:
- Switch user account to "continuum"
su - agilityconnect
- Test sudo capability
sudo echo "helloworld"
An error such as "user not in sudoers file" must be corrected before proceeding.
"curl" must be installed on the server to download the install script to run and to complete these directions. "wget" is a popular alternative and can be substituted in these instructions where applicable.
Agility Connect requires Python 2.7 to run, which is installed by default on RHEL 7.x/CentOS 7.x, but not on Ubuntu 16.04. You can run the following commands to install Python 2.7:
- Update package list
- Install Python 2.7
apt-get install python2.7
Check Time and Timezone Settings
This would be a good time to make sure that your Linux server has NTP (network time protocol) configured properly, the date and time are correct and the timezone is configured properly for the locale of the server. The date and time matter on reports so choose the timezone that most accurately reflects yours organizations primary business operations.
For more information on setting server time zone, see:
Installing Digital.ai Agility Connect
To install the Agility Connect platform perform the following steps on the Linux server. This begins with installing the database servers, then creating running the Agility Connect installer and configuring the databases.
Refresh System Variables
Use the following link to perform the installation of MongoDB.
MongoDB version 4.0 is recommended but you must have MongoDB version 3.6 at the least. MongoDB versions later than 4.0 are not supported.
Pro Tip: Make sure that MongoDB is installed and run as service account and not run as the "root" user. We have found that when the mongodb service is run as root several problems occur.
Download the Latest Agility Connect Installer
Copy the latest installer (continuum-installer.sh) that was provided by the Digital.ai Agility Connect team to a temporary directory (e.g. /tmp) and run the following command. This file contains both the latest application and the script to perform the install.
In the following command, substitute the
url in the command below with the url that was provided by the Agility Connect support team.
curl -o continuum-installer.sh "url" mv continuum-installer.sh /tmp/continuum-installer.sh
If the target server is not connected to the internet, download the installation file to an intermediate server then sftp to /tmp.
Make it Executable
Make the script executable and change the script owner to “continuum” user
chmod +x /tmp/continuum-installer.sh chown -R continuum.continuum /tmp/continuum-installer.sh
Run the Install Script
The following options will NOT start the Agility Connect services (-p) after the installer completes.
NOTE: Run as the "agilityconnect" user. The user that runs this script will be the owner of the continuum application, files, and directories. This user should not be the root user. A common practice is to create a service account on the Linux machine called "continuum".
NOTE: Do not run the installer using "sudo" or using the root user, the script itself will sudo when it needs to.
Change the Default Installation Directories (Optional)
The Agility Connect installer script, by default, installs Agility Connect in these directories—
/var. Agility Connect default installation directories are:
However, you can change the default installation directories and install Agility Connect on any directory of your choice.
For example, the following command installs Agility Connect on custom install directories with the -b, -v, and -e command-line options.
/tmp/continuum-installer.sh -b /myapps/soft/continuum -v /myapps/prod/continuum -e /myapps/app/continuum
When you skip one of the custom paths, the installer falls back to the default. For example, if you ignore the -e option, the installer picks the default etc_dir, which is /etc/continuum.
Logout and return
Log out and log back to the linux server to load environment variables that were added to the profile script of the user. Check that CONTINUUM_HOME is set.
Enable Optional Services
If you are using the Digital.ai Agility Connect features of Agility Connect, you will need to enable the Agility Connect Services with the following command:
Start Agility Connect
Start the Agility Connect services using the following command.
Using a browser, go to the login page for Agility Connect using the address http://serveraddress:8080. On the initial login you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to accept the license agreement.
The initial credentials are the user "administrator" and the password "password". You will be required to change the password immediately. This password will need to be at least 8 characters in length.