Chapter 3. Installation on UNIX® based Operating Systems

Table of Contents

Standard Installation for UNIX®
Installation Instructions
Advanced Installation for UNIX®
Obtaining a Distribution
See Contents of a Distribution
Installation Options
Manual Extraction of Distribution
Automated (No User Input) Installation


This chapter describes the procedures for installing SysInfo™ on UNIX® based Operating Systems such as AIX, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, MacOS, and Solaris.

There are three installation procedures available:

  1. Standard Installation for UNIX® is an easy-to-use CLI or GUI setup program for installing the ready-to-run binary distributions of SysInfo™. This type of installation can be customized to meet the needs of nearly all customers. Everything you need is ready to install. This is the fastest and easiest means of installing SysInfo™. We strongly recommend this method for most customers.

  2. Advanced Installation for UNIX® allows for specialized installation of binary distributions including automated installations requiring no user input. This procedure should be used primarily by those who need to automate the installation of SysInfo™ across multiple systems, especially in environments with a large number of systems on which SysInfo™ will be installed.

  3. Source Installation builds the software from source code (provided you have access to it) and installs the resulting built product. This procedure is very time consuming and exacting in its requirements. We highly recommend you use either the the section called “Standard Installation for UNIX®” or the section called “Advanced Installation for UNIX®” procedure.