This post is a step-by-step guide describing the common installation tasks for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Remote Data Gateway (RDG).
For Linux, it details the steps for using the installer with a GUI.
Note: Refer here for a post on installing RDG silently on Linux without a GUI.
This post is used by the scenarios noted in the companion blog Deploying Remote Data Gateway in Oracle Analytics Cloud for Data Visualization
February 13, 2020 with OAC 5.5 and RDG 5.5
October 15, 2019 with OAC 5.4 and RDG 5.4
MacBook Pro OS 10.13.6
Windows Server R12 Compute Instance
Linux 7.2 / 7.7 Compute Instance
Before You Begin
Installing Remote Data Gateway
It is assumed that the latest installer zip file exists on the RDG host. Installing RDG requires the following common items:
Credentials and Privileges to install software on the RDG host.
The IP address or host name where RDG is to be installed.
A Graphical User Interface or alternatives such as VNC and X11
Follow the steps in Preparing SSH Tunneling for Oracle Analytics Cloud Remote Data Gateway in a Private Subnet to setup your SSH configuration file for access to the RDG Host.
The Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) utility if accessing remote Windows servers.
The steps for all platforms are documented in Install Data Gateway.
Installing RDG on Windows
Installing RDG on MAC
Installing RDG on Linux
Installing Additional RDG Agents on Linux
Connect to the RDG host via RDP if necessary.
There is not a standalone installer. Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP file to a desired directory.
Unpack the ZIP file contents to the /Application folder.
Remote Data Gateway may be installed on Linux with or without a GUI. This post focuses on the GUI and uses X11. If the host does not have one, consider installing the X11 system. Pointers can be found in Preparing Linux for Oracle Remote Data Gateway. The SSH commands assume the ssh client configuration file has an entry for the RDG host e.g. RDG-HOST
Start the X11 server on your client machine e.g. XQuartz on Mac or XMing on Windows
ssh RDG-HOST unzip < Path to Installer Zip File >
ssh RDG-HOST chmod 774 <name of bin file>.bin
ssh -X RDG-HOST ./<name of bin file>.bin
Use the status command and make a note of the HTTP Port and the URL for use in configuring RDG
ssh RDG-HOST <Install Directory>/domain/bin/status.sh
Additional RDG installations in different availability domains are recommended for High-Availability (HA) requirements.
This post described the common installation tasks for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Remote Data Gateway (RDG).
RDG is now ready for the scenario-specific pre-configuration steps described in the various scenario-specific posts.
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