Elephant Shed consists of the following Debian packages and their dependencies:
elephant-shed: Metapackage that includes the following packages.
elephant-shed-prometheus: Configuration files and helper scripts for Prometheus and its exporters.
elephant-shed-cockpit: Configuration files for cockpit and cockpit-ws.
elephant-shed-grafana: Preconfigured Prometheus datasource and dashboard that includes various system and PostgreSQL metrics.
elephant-shed-pgadmin4: Configuration files for pgAdmin4.
elephant-shed-pgbackrest: Systemd service files and generators, helper scripts and preset configuration.
elephant-shed-pgbadger: Systemd service files, generators and helper scripts.
elephant-shed-portal: Elephant Shed web portal including Apache configuration.
elephant-shed-postgresql: Additional preset configuration files for PostgreSQL.
elephant-shed-shellinabox: Shell In A Box configuration files.
elephant-shed-tmate: Preconfigured tmate installation for easier support.
2.1. Package Installation¶
Prebuilt packages are available from https://packages.credativ.com/public/postgresql/.
The repository also contains packages that the
elephant-shed packages depend
on. This includes packages for Grafana, Cockpit and various python libraries.
2.1.1. Installation on Debian and Ubuntu¶
# Install tools sudo apt-get install curl ca-certificates apt-transport-https # Use official PostgreSQL repo, apt.postgresql.org echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ stretch-pgdg main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list curl https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add - # Use credativ repo, packages.credativ.com echo "deb https://packages.credativ.com/public/postgresql/ stretch-stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elephant-shed.list curl https://packages.credativ.com/public/postgresql/aptly.key | sudo apt-key add - # Install elephant-shed sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install elephant-shed # Choose desired PostgreSQL versions to install sudo apt-get install postgresql-10 # Every user in the group "elephant-shed" is allowed to login at the portal # Add all needed users to this group sudo adduser <USERNAME> elephant-shed
2.1.2. Installation on RedHat and CentOS¶
Elephant Shed works with the PostgreSQL packages from the PostgreSQL RPM building project. Go to yum.postgresql.org and install the repository RPMs for the PostgreSQL versions you want to use. Then proceed to install Elephant Shed as below.
# Use credativ repository (will also pull in EPEL) sudo yum install https://packages.credativ.com/public/postgresql/yum/credativ-repo.rpm # On RedHat, activate additional repositories (not on CentOS) subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-extras-rpms subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms # Choose desired PostgreSQL versions to install sudo yum install postgresql11-server postgresql11-contrib postgresql-common sudo pg_createcluster 11 main --start # Install elephant-shed sudo yum install elephant-shed # Every user in the group "elephant-shed" is allowed to login at the portal # Add all needed users to this group sudo vigr # Unfortunately, pgAdmin4 and shellinabox do not work with SELinux enabled # Disable SELinux if you want to use these components sudo setenforce 0 sudo sed -i -e 's/^SELINUX=.*/SELINUX=permissive/' /etc/selinux/config
2.2. Installation from source¶
The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/credativ/elephant-shed
2.2.1. Build Debian Packages¶
All Elephant Shed Debian packages can be built using the command
2.2.2. Build Documentation¶
To build the documentation in HTML format type
2.2.3. Create Testsystem with Vagrant¶
make vagrant command builds all components, creates a new virtual machine using Vagrant and deploys the software using Ansible.
This can also be used to redeploy a already running machine.
The Vagrant configuration is located in
2.2.4. Deploy on remote machine¶
To deploy the software on any machine, enter the connection information in the inventory
The deployment can than be started with the following command