Hive System Requirements and Installation

The Hive is delivered as an executable web application in .RUN format.

Connection to web application is carried out via any latest browser.

Hive hardware requirements

The following are the estimated system requirements:

Description Minimal Requirements Recommended Requirements
RAM 4 GiB 8 GiB
CPU 2 cores 4 cores
Disk speed - 50 IOPS
Disk size 100 GiB 200 GiB

Preparing for installation

Before installation, prepare a virtual machine or server with one of the supported operating systems:

  • CentOS 8
  • RHEL 8
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04

Install Docker engine and Docker compose.

Install cifs-utils to mount remote directories using cifs (smb) protocol:

sudo yum install cifs-utils

Installing Hive

  1. Download the installation files at;
  2. Copy the installation file install_hw_bw_en-US_<version>.run to the server using any SSH file transfer client;

    scp install_hw_bw_en-US_<version>.run </server/path>
  3. Execute the following command to grant all the necessary permissions to the installation file:

    chmod +x ./install_hw_bw_en-US_<version>.run
  4. To start installation run command:

    sudo ./install_hw_bw_en-US_<version>.run

    After installation, platform will starts automatically, and you will get the following message:

    hexway Hive ready to use.
    UI accessible on http://<ip-server> or https://<ip-server>
    Login as '<username>' password: '<password>'
    • to configure platform settings (f.e. add unique password), use --noconfig option when starting the installation:
    sudo bash ./install_hw_bw_en-US_<version>.run -- --noconfig
    • When installation with --noconfig option finishes, open and edit the file /opt/hw-bw/config/users.ini. For example, in the field [Main] indicate new password and save the file:
    b.root.password = <new_password>
    • To apply changes, run the command (root privileges are required):
    • Start the platform:
    systemctl start hw-bw
  5. Open Platform in the browser by the address https://<ip-server>/.

Default passwords

The default password of the root user is generated during the installation and saved to the file /opt/hw-bw/config/local.ini. You can view the default password of the administrator using the command:

sudo /opt/hw-bw/bin/show-info

See also