1.2. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse on a Separate Machine
Install and configure Data Warehouse on a separate machine from that on which the Red Hat Virtualization Manager is installed. Hosting the Data Warehouse service on a separate machine helps to reduce the load on the Manager machine.
- You must have installed and configured the Manager on a separate machine.
To set up the Data Warehouse machine, you must have the following:
- A virtual or physical machine with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 installed.
A subscription to the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Serverand
Red Hat Virtualizationsubscription pools.
- The password from the Manager’s /etc/ovirt-engine/engine.conf.d/10-setup-database.conf file.
- Allowed access from the Data Warehouse machine to the Manager database machine’s TCP port 5432.
If you choose to use a remote Data Warehouse database, you must set up the database before installing the Data Warehouse service. A remote Data Warehouse database provides better performance than a local database. You must have the following information about the database host:
- The fully qualified domain name of the host
- The port through which the database can be reached (5432 by default)
- The database name
- The database user
- The database password
You must manually grant access by editing the postgresql.conf file. Edit the /var/opt/rh/rh-postgresql95/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf file and modify the
listen_addressesline so that it matches the following:
listen_addresses = '*'
If the line does not exist or has been commented out, add it manually.
If the database is hosted on the Manager machine and was configured during a clean setup of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager, access is granted by default.
If you want to install a remote Data Warehouse database manually, see Preparing a Remote PostgreSQL Database in the Installation Guide.
Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse on a Separate Machine
- Attach the required subscriptions to your system. See Enabling the Red Hat Virtualization Manager Repositories in the Installation Guide for more information.
Ensure that all packages currently installed are up to date:
# yum update
# yum install ovirt-engine-dwh-setup
engine-setupcommand and follow the prompts to configure Data Warehouse on the machine:
# engine-setup Configure Data Warehouse on this host (Yes, No) [Yes]:
Enterto accept the automatically-detected host name, or enter an alternative host name and press
Host fully qualified DNS name of this server [autodetected hostname]:
Enterto automatically configure the firewall, or type
Enterto maintain existing settings:
Setup can automatically configure the firewall on this system. Note: automatic configuration of the firewall may overwrite current settings. Do you want Setup to configure the firewall? (Yes, No) [Yes]:
If you choose to automatically configure the firewall, and no firewall managers are active, you are prompted to select your chosen firewall manager from a list of supported options. Type the name of the firewall manager and press
Enter. This applies even in cases where only one option is listed.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the Manager machine, and then press
Host fully qualified DNS name of the engine server :
Enterto allow setup to sign the certificate on the Manager via SSH:
Setup will need to do some actions on the remote engine server. Either automatically, using ssh as root to access it, or you will be prompted to manually perform each such action. Please choose one of the following: 1 - Access remote engine server using ssh as root 2 - Perform each action manually, use files to copy content around (1, 2) :
Enterto accept the default SSH port, or enter an alternative port number and then press
ssh port on remote engine server :
Enter the root password for the Manager machine:
root password on remote engine server manager.example.com:
Answer the following questions about the Data Warehouse database:
Where is the DWH database located? (Local, Remote) [Local]: Setup can configure the local postgresql server automatically for the DWH to run. This may conflict with existing applications. Would you like Setup to automatically configure postgresql and create DWH database, or prefer to perform that manually? (Automatic, Manual) [Automatic]:
Enterto choose the highlighted defaults, or type your alternative preference and then press
Enter. If you select
Remote, you are prompted to provide details about the remote database host. Input the following values for the preconfigured remote database host:
DWH database host : dwh-db-fqdn DWH database port : DWH database secured connection (Yes, No) [No]: DWH database name [ovirt_engine_history]: DWH database user [ovirt_engine_history]: DWH database password: password
See Section 1.3.1, “Migrating the Data Warehouse Database to a Separate Machine” for more information on how to configure and migrate the Data Warehouse database.
Enter the fully qualified domain name and password for the Manager database machine. Press
Enterto accept the default values in each other field:
Engine database host : engine-db-fqdn Engine database port : Engine database secured connection (Yes, No) [No]: Engine database name [engine]: Engine database user [engine]: Engine database password: password
Choose how long Data Warehouse will retain collected data:
Please choose Data Warehouse sampling scale: (1) Basic (2) Full (1, 2):
Fulluses the default values for the data storage settings listed in Section 2.4, “Application Settings for the Data Warehouse service in ovirt-engine-dwhd.conf” (recommended when Data Warehouse is installed on a remote host).
Basicreduces the values of
0, easing the load on the Manager machine (recommended when the Manager and Data Warehouse are installed on the same machine).
Confirm your installation settings:
Please confirm installation settings (OK, Cancel) [OK]:
On the Red Hat Virtualization Manager, restart the
# systemctl restart ovirt-engine.service
- Optionally, set up SSL to secure database connections using the instructions at link: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.5/static/ssl-tcp.html#SSL-FILE-USAGE.