Install Ravada in Ubuntu¶
Follow this guide if you are only upgrading Ravada from a previous version already installed.
We only provide support for Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04.
We provide deb Ubuntu packages on the UPC ETSETB repository.
Install the ravada package. Choose the one that matches your OS release:
ravada_2.0.3_ubuntu-20.04_all.deb for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.04
When you run dpkg now it may show some errors, it is ok, keep reading.
wget http://infoteleco.upc.edu/img/debian/ravada_2.0.3_ubuntu-20.04_all.deb sudo apt-get update sudo apt install ./ravada_2.0.3_ubuntu-20.04_all.deb
The last command will show a warning about missing dependencies. Install them running:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -f install
MySql required minimum version 5.6
It is required a MySQL server, it can be installed in another host or in the same one as the ravada package.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
After completion of mysql installation, run command:
MySQL database and user¶
It is required a database for internal use. In this examples we call it ravada. We also need an user and a password to connect to the database. It is customary to call it rvd_user. In this stage the system wants you to set a password for the sql connection.
When installing MySQL you wont be asked for a password, you can set a password for the root user in MySQL via mysql_secure_installation or type your user’s password when it ask’s you for a password.
Create the database:
sudo mysqladmin -u root -p create ravada
Grant all permissions on this database to the rvd_user:
sudo mysql -u root -p ravada -e "create user 'rvd_user'@'localhost' identified by 'Pword12345*'" sudo mysql -u root -p ravada -e "grant all on ravada.* to 'rvd_user'@'localhost'"
The password chosen must fulfill the following characteristics:
At least 8 characters.
At least 1 number.
At least 1 special character.
Create a config file at /etc/ravada.conf with the username and password you just declared at the previous step. Please note that you need to edit the user and password via an editor. Here, we present Vi as an example.
sudo vi /etc/ravada.conf db: user: rvd_user password: Pword12345*
Ravada web user¶
Add a new user for the ravada web. Use rvd_back to create it. It will perform some initialization duties in the database the very first time this script is executed.
When asked if this user is admin answer yes.
sudo /usr/sbin/rvd_back --add-user admin
The client must have a spice viewer such as virt-viewer. There is a package for linux and it can also be downloaded for windows.
The Ravada server is now installed, learn how to run and use it.
Struggling with the installation procedure ? We tried to make it easy but let us know if you need assistance.
There is also a troubleshooting page with common problems that admins may face.