Hardware Requirements

  • x86 64-bit chip architecture

  • 4 CPU cores at 2GHz or greater

  • 6GB RAM

  • 1GB storage

  • A 1Gb Ethernet NIC

  • A 64-bit Linux distribution

Software Requirements

  • A modern 64 bit Linux distribution

  • Java 11 (OpenJDK or Oracle)

  • A modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.)

Network Requirements

  • HTTP inbound on port 3000 to connect to the PowerConnect Cloud Web UI

  • HTTPS outbound on port 443 to connect to SAP Cloud

  • HTTP or HTTPS outbound on port 8088 to connect to the Splunk HTTP Event Collector (Splunk on premises or Splunk Cloud)

Pre-Installation Steps

  • Create a directory on the target server where the PowerConnect Cloud software will be installed

sudo mkdir /opt/powerconnect

  • Create a user on the target server that will own and run the PowerConnect Cloud software

sudo useradd -m -g powerconnect -d /opt/powerconnect powerconnect

  • Make sure the PowerConnect user has full ownership of the PowerConnect directory

sudo chown -R powerconnect:powerconnect /opt/powerconnect

Installation Steps

  • Download the PowerConnect Cloud package tarball file

  • Copy the tarball file to the target server where PowerConnect Cloud will run

scp powerconnect-cloud-1.0.0.tgz <target-server>:/tmp

  • Login to the target server as the PowerConnect user

  • Unpack the package to the PowerConnect folder

tar -zxvf powerconnect-cloud-1.0.0.tgz /opt/powerconnect

  • Switch to the PowerConnect folder

cd /opt/powerconnect

  • Make sure PowerConnect Cloud start script is executable

chmod +x bin/powerconnect.sh

  • Set the POWERCONNECT_SECRET environment variable. This is used by the keystore where client ids and secrets are stored.

export POWERCONNECT_SECRET=<secret>

  • Start PowerConnect Cloud

bin/powerconnect.sh start

  • Browse to http://<powerconnect-server>:3000 to access the PowerConnect Cloud web UI