Quick Installation

This Quick Installation helps you get a small installation of Jive up and running for evaluation and testing purposes only.

When you install the Jive platform, you'll perform several steps in a specific sequence. The following steps assume you are installing Jive on a supported Linux operating system and you've never had Jive installed on the computer you're using for this evaluation.

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1 Review the System Requirements. Although this is an evaluation of Jive, you still need to install it on a supported Linux operating system and make sure it can communicate with remote resources. If you use a proxy server, make sure it's configured correctly to access the required external resources. To find out more, see Connecting to Jive-Hosted Services and Connecting Through a Proxy Server.
2 Install and configure Activity Engine Database, Core Databases, and Analytics Database. For evaluation purposes, you can install the Activity Engine, Analytics, and Core databases together, but this is not recommended in a production environment. The simplest way to set up a database on Linux is to perform a Quick database setup for evaluation using a Postgres database.
3 Install the Jive Platform RPM, which includes the Activity Engine, Search and Web App.
  1. From the command line, log in to the target system as root.
  2. Copy the Jive application RPM package to the target host, for example, scp -v joe@joesbox:/Users/joe/jive_sbs.rpm root@targetsystem:/root
  3. Type the following command on the command line of the target system computer to prevent web application services from starting immediately after installing the RPM:
    • export JIVE_APPLICATION_NOSERVICE=1
  4. Install the Jive application RPM using a command such as, rpm -Uhv jive_sbs.rpm. When it's finished, the installation program indicates that the post-install configuration is complete.
4 Start the Activity Engine, Search, Web App, and httpd services. To start these services, run the following commands as root:
  • service jive-eae-service start
  • service jive-search-service start
  • service jive-application start
  • service jive-httpd start
5 Run chkconfig to permanently enable services running even after a reboot. Run the following commands as root:
  • chkconfig jive-eae-service on
  • chkconfig jive-search-service on (optional for On-Premise Search)
  • chkconfig jive-application on
  • chkconfig jive-httpd on
6 Configure Jive using the setup wizard. With a supported web browser, navigate to http://<hostname>/, where hostname is the DNS-resolvable name of the server where you installed the Jive application on your primary web application node. There, you will be prompted to finish configuring the Jive application via the Admin Console setup wizard.
7 Restart the application service. Run the following command as root: service jive-application restart.
8 Directory Server Integration. If you plan to populate your community with users synchronized from your LDAP or Active Directory implementation, see the LDAP and Active Directory Guide.