SOPAC Virtual Server released
Over the past few months, I've been chatting with various individuals about the possibility of releasing a VMWare linux server, pre-configured and set up with SOPAC, Locum, Insurge, and Drupal ready to go. Well, I finally got around to doing it, and you can deploy it now.
I've created a turnkey, out-of-the-box SOPAC install and exported it using Open Virtualization Format (OVF). This should make deploying to your VMWare farm a snap. Simply select your host and click File > Deploy OVF Template. You can then Deploy from URL: using the following URL:
Follow the on-screen directions, and in a few minutes, you'll have a fully functioning SOPAC deployment.
A Few Notes
The Virtual server is running Debian Linux (Etch) and is pre-configured with VMWare tools, so once you boot it up, you should be able to see its new IP.
In order to log in and use your new server, you'll need to know the following passwords:
- root / sopacroot
- sopac / sopac
- root / sopac
- scasuser / scasuser
- sopacadmin / sopacadmin
Once your server it booted up, you'll want to modify your PC's host file so that the hostname "sopac" (no domain name) points to the virtual server's IP address. Once you've done that, go check out your new SOPAC site by visiting:
This VM has been pre-loaded with data from Darien Library's catalog, and is pointing to our server for availability, so please become familiar with locum and reconfigure it to use your ILS, thanks!
Finally, while you can certainly use this VM as the basis of a production server, I would urge you to consider the fact that it's fairly untested and you might want to stress it a little first. I'm providing this, primarily, as a way to get SOPAC in your hands quickly and give you the opportunity to back-fill your knowledge of the project and how it's installed. I will certainly update this image as issues arise and new software versions are rolled out.