An installer is an executable that runs a script to install the software in the proper locations. Although both MATE and WAE packages are installed, they are used only if you have a license for them.
If you accept all the defaults by answering yes to all questions, the installer performs the following tasks.
– Whether the device has the appropriate system requirements, including proper operating system, disk space, total memory, and required software packages.
If the installer sees that you do not have the appropriate system requirements, it either exits, gives a warning, or prompts you whether to continue. Since the installer might be checking for more than what your specific requirements are, you can press “y” to attempt to continue.
– Whether there are existing package installations; if there are, they are preserved
- Installs MATE Design software under
/opt/cariden/software/mate/current symbolic link to the most recently installed MATE package.
- Upon logging out and back in as the WAE user after an installation, the environment variables are automatically set using.sh scripts in
Step 1 Download the WAE software package, which contains both MATE and WAE software. In a web browser, go to the Cisco download site. Navigate to the MATE Software Package page for MATE Design.
Step 2 Log in to the server as root or a user with administrative capabilities.
Step 3 Create an installation directory that has root privileges. The best practice is to use the default installation directory, which is /opt/cariden.
mkdir -p /opt/cariden
If using a different installation directory, create it instead of
mkdir -p /<custom_installation_directory>
Step 4 Go to the directory where you downloaded the software, and execute the installer as root using a bash command. The software package is, itself, the installer executable that automates the installation process.
sudo bash <package>.bin
sudo bash wae-k9-<version>.bin
Be prompted through the installation process.
sudo bash wae-k9-<version>.bin -d <installation_directory>
Specify a different installation directory. You are prompted through the remainder of the installation process.
sudo bash wae-k9-<version>.bin -h
Shows a usage statement for the installer
sudo bash wae-k9-<version>.bin -y
Automatically respond “yes” to all questions without being prompted.
The process verifies the integrity of the installation using checksums. If a checksum fails, error messages appear and the installation process is terminated.
Depending on what the installation process finds, it might prompt you throughout the process to continue or not.
Step 5 The process prompts you for an installation directory. The default is /opt/cariden. If this is an upgrade, the recommendation is that you maintain the same installation directory as in the previous release. If this is a new installation, the recommendation is to keep this default.
Step 6 The process prompts you for a WAE username.
The default is "cariden" only if that username exists; its existing password remains intact. Otherwise, the default WAE username is "wae." The default password for the wae username is "ciscowae."
The recommendation is that you keep whichever default you receive. Also, consider that if you have previously installed the MATE Live datastore (mld), you cannot restart mld unless you start it with the same username used to install it.
Step 7 The process prompts for whether you want to start SDN platform services, which include wae-core, wae-db, wae-messaging, and wae-cdl. The default is "No." Unless you have the appropriate license, this service is of no use, but will still uses memory and disk space. The recommendation is that you keep the default unless you have the necessary license.
Step 8 Once the installation process stops, log out of the device or VM.
Step 9 Log back in using the WAE username.
Step 10 Install and verify the license. See the License Installation chapter.