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Deploying this pattern involves many different systems and dependencies. Below are some of the key elements that will contribute to a successful deployment of this pattern.

Pattern Prerequisite Checklist

Before starting the pattern, ensure you have the following:

Intermediate knowledge of Linux and third-party software used

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Installation media downloaded/available

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License keys for all software used

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Ensured OS compatibility with all software

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Operating System Update Utility preconfigured (yum/yast/zypper)

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Network access and Internet/Proxy configured

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Root/Admin access on machines or System Administrator available

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Database acesss for System (CMS/Auditing) and Reporting databases

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Intermediate knowledge of Linux and third-party software used

The pattern lists all of the steps that we used to complete the pattern but does not go into great detail about every command and what it does. We have done our best to document the purpose of each command that we use, but an intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Operating System (OS) and third-party software would be a great asset to the success of your deployment.

Installation media downloaded/available

We do not cover the steps to obtain all the software used in this pattern. You will need to obtain the software from the vendor and make it available somewhere that is accessible within your pattern environment.

License keys for all software used

The license keys used within the pattern are dummy keys and should not be used in your deployment. To avoid delays, obtain the license keys for your software ahead of time.

Ensured OS compatibility with all software

You will want to check the product documentation for the software versions that you are using in your pattern to ensure that they are compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen. In our pattern, we have listed (in most cases) the exact version that we used and ensured compatibility ahead of time. If you use slightly different versions in your environment, be sure to check the product documentation ahead of time.

For more information, see our Product Availability Matrix.

Operating System Update Utility preconfigured (yum/yast/zypper)

It is assumed that your machines have been preconfigured to install updates. The pattern requires a few packages to be verified or installed in certain sections. Verify that you have setup the OS update repositories ahead of time to avoid delays.

Network access and Internet/Proxy configured

The machines will need to be networked and internet access may be required in certain workflows. Ensure all machines in the configuration can access each other and that they can access the internet, if need be.

Root/Admin access on machines or System Administrator available

A number of steps require root access. Depending on your organization, you will either require root access yourself or access to a System Administrator that can carry out the root tasks for you.

Database acesss for System (CMS/Auditing) and Reporting databases

Depending on your organization, you may need to request access to the database servers that you plan on using in the pattern. For details, see Databases Overview (Linux).

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