Perform a basic install

For all installation options, see [%=Vertica.INSTALL_SCRIPT%] Options.

For all installation options, see install_vertica options.

  1. As root (or sudo) run the install script. The script must be run by a BASH shell as root or as a user with sudo privileges. You can configure many options when running the install script. See Basic Installation Parameters for the required options.

    If the installer fails due to any requirements not being met, you can correct the issue and then rerun the installer with the same command line options.

    To perform a basic installation:

    • As root:

      # /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts host_list --rpm package_name\
            --dba-user dba_username --parallel-no-prompts
    • Using sudo:

      $ sudo /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts host_list --rpm package_name \
            --dba-user dba_username --parallel-no-prompts
  2. When prompted for a password to log into the other nodes, provide the requested password. Doing so allows the installation of the package and system configuration on the other cluster nodes.

    • If you are root, this is the root password.

    • If you are using sudo, this is the sudo user password.

    The password does not echo on the command line. For example:

    Vertica Database 23.3.x Installation Tool
    Please enter password for root@host01:password
  3. If the dbadmin user, or the user specified in the argument --dba-user, does not exist, then the install script prompts for the password for the user. Provide the password. For example:

    Enter password for new UNIX user dbadmin:password
    Retype new UNIX password for user dbadmin:password
  4. Carefully examine any warnings or failures returned by install_vertica and correct the problems.

    For example, insufficient RAM, insufficient network throughput, and too high readahead settings on the file system could cause performance problems later on. Additionally, LANG warnings, if not resolved, can cause database startup to fail and issues with VSQL. The system LANG attributes must be UTF-8 compatible. After you fix the problems, rerun the install script.

  5. When installation is successful, disconnect from the Administration host, as instructed by the script. Then, complete the required post-installation steps.

    At this point, root privileges are no longer needed and the database administrator can perform any remaining steps.