pscp <location of .deb file> <user>@<ip>:<path on ubuntu>You should see a progress indicator. After the copy is complete you are ready to install the .deb package
sudo dpkg -i <pathname> . this only takes a few secs. You now have the Vertica package installed. Now you have to install Vertica. This is a bit confusing, just remember that installing Vertica is a two-step process. You now have to run the install script. This can be run for a single node or it can be simulataneously installed to many cluster nodes using
--hosts. In other words, you only need to install the Vertica package once, on your first node. We will install on a single node and look at the other options for our subsequent dev nodes.
--hosts 192.168.0.x --deb <path to deb> -L CE --accept-eula . The ip_address can be an actual hostname as well. Don't use localhost or 127.0.0.1 else you can't add additional nodes to your cluster. This would be considered a "standalone, single node Vertica installation". And there is no known way to fix it later. The -L CE instructs the installer that you are using the Community EditionIt's highly likely that you may see errors. Simply research and fix them one-by-one, re-running install_vertica as many times as it takes to resolve all issues. Remember that you are running on Ubuntu and not Windows so expect some customizations. I have some examples of errors at the right. Eventually you'll get so far and need to ignore certain system requirement checks in install_vertica. For instance, ext3 and ext4 filesystems or LVM presence. If you have ext2 filesystems or LVM present (see first error above) then install_vertica will constantly fail. It's OK to run a test Vertica instance on these filesystem configurations. When you are comfortable that any remaining FAIL messages can be ignored, just add
--failure-threshold NONE to the install_vertica command. Never do that on a prod system, but it works for testing and playing with Vertica.At this point install_vertica should complete after a few minutes. Logoutlogin to Linux using the dbadmin acct that install_vertica created. You can now play around. Try the following (or wait until my next blog post where we will do some additional Vertica fun):
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