PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

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PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by mrd007 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:04 am

Hi

Trying to install Planning Analytics for Proof of Concept purposes....I do not have Windows Server 2016....but have 2 alternative approach that at every stage hits a road block...

PAW on Centos and TM1 System on Host Windows
I am trying to install PAW in a Centos VMWare with the main TM1 application in the host system running Windows 10 Home (ie my laptop..Do not have Windows Pro). No problem with the installation except always....PAW...specifically TM1 Gateway URL (see attached image).

Have done the following
- sudo service docker start
- Ran ./Script/paw.sh - All loaded up-to-date no errors. At times TM1 Gateway has error but is fine after stop and rerun.
- Reviewed ./Config/paw.env parameters...they look ok
- Have sudo installed docker and docker-compose

Could the problem be some PEM file that i needed to copy from the host system to PAW in linux for SSH ? I suspect it probably is caused by some SSH parameters or files to copy.....sick of going around in circle.
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Windows Server 2012 Approach
Tried an alternative approach by installing the whole thing in Windows Server 2012 VMWare (since i do not have WS 2016)....but encountered errors where "ConnectEx tcp: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" and it always creates another Host-Only Adapter from the one that is already there after replicating the Default Virtual Box into PAW Virtual Box......but it does not work !!
I have installed on Docker ToolBox 17.06.2-ce...not Docker for Windows (installation does not work for that version or latest version)

PAW is a real bit#h that disappointingly became your wife !!!...typical IBM installation process !!

Any pointers will be greatly appreciated....

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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by David Usherwood » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:15 am

A possibility - I got caught out getting Centos 8 from Centos themselves - but it turns out that only Centos 7 is supported. Sure this is documented somewhere :roll:
I have run PAW on Centos 7 within Windows 10 Pro using both VMWare (Player) and (briefly - not a good experience) Hyper-V, connecting to PA (TM1 Server) on the host. Only light use but it all worked.
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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by declanr » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:54 am

Noticed that it’s only your app gateway that has failed.
Have you done the install using the latest PA software that has web as a separate install?
If so by default both web and app server run on port 9510; which means starting one stops/causes issues with the other. If so easiest thing to do is change the app server port in the IBM configuration tool (and of course allow the new port through the firewall.)
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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by mrd007 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:19 pm

I really appreciate the help from you guys...both of you....wasted a few days trying to figure out why the installation did not work.

i am using Centos 7 but not on Win10 Pro (Win10 Home). Being a solo independent TM1 developer/contractor...you do not get the support and/or the best and latest of Planning Analytics installer (using an earlier version)...where web and PAW are not separate installer. One installer for the TM1 system including TM1 Web in the host environment (Windows 10 Home) and the PAW on Centos 7.

Tried also in Win Server 2012 (VMWare) but hit the usual roadblock as per my earlier message....

Irritatingly, my last few projects are with clients who have be slow to upgrade to Planning Analytics despite my constant pressure. I need to install and figure it out....do not want to support what i cannot install....

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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by David Usherwood » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:19 pm

Perhaps IBM could sort out the dreadful mess they have made of the latest install? LTS version, my <unprintable>

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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by mrd007 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:33 am

Did not understand your reply....thanks

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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by David Usherwood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:20 am

Apologies - I was responding to declanr's post about the clashing use of 9510 and the totally unnecessary, untested split of TM1Web for a release that was, amazingly, described as Long Term Support :)

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Re: PAW installation in Centos Linux or Windows Server 2012

Post by mrd007 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:11 am

Still does not work using both approach...

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