Service Installation Step by Step

Base platform

The ETICS Services deployment has been proven to work on SLC4 32-bits platform. Other RH-based distributions migt be operating correctly however were not fully tested.


In order to guarantee correct operation of MySQL server a proper security policy must be applied to OS.

MySQL database

It is asssumed that no MySQL database operational instance is running at the target server. The MySQL server is meant to be installed during the described here installation process. In case the MySQL server is already operational a respective user and passwords need to be provided to guarantee correct database access.

Security certificates (etics server)

The host security certificates needs to be present on target etics server under: /etc/grid-security. The certificates should be accessible with passwords.
  1. hostcert.pem
  2. hostkey.pem
  3. hostcert.pkcs12 (same as above in pkcs12 format)
  4. hostcert.chain (moving to certchain.pem) - Certification Authority Chain

Conflicting packages

The installation will not succeed if the folloing packages are present in the system:
  1. jpackage-utils - conflicting with tomcat5
  2. myslq - conflicting with MySQL-server v5.x
  3. in case there is a jdk vs. java conflict one might need to disable the jpackage repository (enabled=0 inside jpackage.repo file)

Basic Installation Procedure

  • fetch the repository for etics software
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/etics-production.repo
or for pre-production
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/etics-production.repo

  • install the ETICS server or repository together with its dependencies
yum install etics-deployment-server / yum install etics-deployment-repository
  • Edit parameters in the section 'common' and 'server' or 'repository' depending on which service you are deploying. Configuration files: etics.server.conf and etics.server_defaults.conf are located under: /opt/etics/deployment/. Parameters in the 'common' section must be defined. For the server deployment one must also specify repository server DN as extracted from repository server certificate.

  • You may also want to change the passwords for different services like: database, keystore.

  • from within the /opt/etics/deployment directory run the configuration script which will configure various services and register them in the system
cd /opt/etics/deployment
sh server | repository

Verifying the service presence

At this point you should be able to verify the success of you installation by opening the ETICS Server or repository page at address:

Other documentation

InstallationDeployment guide (draft version, but usable) can be found under


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