Installing the Blaze Trial Virtual Machine Appliance

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Installing the Blaze Trial Virtual Machine Appliance

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The SQLstream Blaze Trial Virtual Machine appliance contains an Ubuntu Server with s-Server and StreamLab installed.

The SQLstream Blaze Trial Virtual Machine appliance is an Open Virtualization Archive, which is an open standard format for distributing virtual machine appliances. The file is a single tar archive in Open Virtualization Format, and contains a Virtual Machine image and metadata for automating on import. OVF is supported by leading VM vendors such as Oracle VirtualBox and VMware. We have tested importing using VirtualBox and VMware. Please see https://www.virtualbox.org/ or http://www.vmware.com/ for details on these virtualization platforms.

Note: On some Intel motherboards, you may need to enable Intel's VT-x feature in BIOS before you can run these platforms..

Requirements

In order to run the Blaze Trial Virtual Machine appliance with good performance, we recommend a host system with 4 cores and 8GB.

What to Import

The VMI is a single 2.7 GB file called SQLstream Blaze 5.1.0.ova. It is available from www.sqlstream.com. For instructions on how to import Open Virtualization Archives, please see the documentation for your virtualization platform .

Contents of VMI

The Blaze Trial VMI is built on an Ubuntu Server 16.04 instance with the GNOME 3 desktop.

The automatic user is user name "SQLstream Blazer." The user "SQLstream Blazer" has no password and can use sudo, also without a password. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudo for details on sudo.)

In order to accommodate s-Server's installation requirements, the following are preinstalled:

Oracle JDK 1.8.0_25 (installed manually)
lsb-core
lighttpd
php5-cgi

The StreamLab package is also preinstalled. See StreamLab Guide for more details on this product.

Steps to Get the Virtual Machine Appliance Running

1.Import the OVA file into your virtualization system, using the steps described in the system's documentation. (It may take some time to import the OVA file.)
2.Start the virtual machine. (This may also take some time.)

Once it is running, the virtual machine will automatically log in to the Linux desktop and display an information page for SQLstream Blaze. You can run a free, limited version of Blaze for as long as you want. To receive a 60-day license for a full Enterprise edition, fill in your email address and company name on this information page.

From this page, you can run and view the Mochi demo, as well as StreamLab.

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See the topic Quick Post-Installation Steps for details on what to do next. You can also read the Getting Started Guide for more details.