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Bold BI Installation and Deployment on RHEL Linux

Deployment Prerequisites

  1. Install Nginx.

  2. Install zip.

     sudo dnf install zip
  3. Install wget.

     sudo dnf install wget
  4. Install the GDIPlus package using the following command.

    sudo dnf install
    sudo yum install epel-release
    sudo yum install libgdiplus
  5. If you want to install the ETL application with Bold BI, follow the steps below. Otherwise, skip this step and proceed with the step 6.

    • Install python pip and following pip packages by running the below command.
      sudo yum -y install python3-pip && python3.9 -m pip install duckdb===0.9.2 dlt===0.4.2 pymysql pyodbc pg8000 poetry pandas===2.0.0 "dlt[parquet]" "dlt[filesystem]"

      Note: Python 3.9 must be installed on that machine.

  6. Install the pv tool by running the following command.

    sudo dnf install pv
  7. Add an openssl conf path in the environment if it does not exist.

    export OPENSSL_CONF=/etc/ssl/
  8. Change the SELinux mode from targeted to permissive.

    sudo setenforce 0

Deploying Bold BI Application

  1. Register and copy the Bold BI Linux package link from the Overview and system requirements for Bold BI.

  2. Download the Bold BI Linux package by running the following command.

    sudo wget {Bold BI Linux package link}
  3. Extract the zip file.

    sudo unzip {Bold BI Linux package zip file}
  4. Change the working directory to BoldBIEnterpriseEdition-Linux by running the following command.

    cd BoldBIEnterpriseEdition-Linux
  5. Execute the following command to deploy Bold BI on your Linux machine.

    Command Syntax:

    sudo bash -i {new} -u {user} -h {host URL} -n {true or false} 

    Example command:

    sudo bash -i new -u root -h -n true
    • i : Installation type - Specify whether it is a new or upgrade installation.

    • u : Specify the user or group that manages the service. Make sure this user exists on your Linux server.

    • h : Domain or IP address of the machine with HTTP protocol.

    • n : Setting this to “true” will automatically configure Bold BI with Nginx front-end server.

    IMPORTANT: If there are any existing applications running on the Linux machine using Nginx, set the “-n” value to false and configure Nginx manually. 

    Example for new installation:

    sudo bash -i new -u www-data -h -n true

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