Install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29. ManageEngine AssetExplorer is a web-based IT Asset Management (ITAM) software that is used to monitor and manage assets in a network from Planning phase to Disposal phase.

We covered the installation of ManageEngine AssetExplorer on Ubuntu 18.04 in our previous guide. See the link below;

Install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on Ubuntu 18.04

Some of the Benefits that ManageEngine AssetExplorer provides include;

  • Discover all the assets in your network.
  • Manage and Monitor software and hardware assets.
  • Manage the complete IT Asset lifecycle.
  • Ensure software license compliance.
  • Make informed decisions about hardware and software purchases throughout the entire IT Life Cycle.
  • Track Purchase Orders and Contracts.
  • Know the total cost of ownership of an asset.

Check more features of ManageEngine AssetExplorer here.

Install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29

Update and upgrade your system.

CentOS 7

yum update
yum upgrade

Fedora 30/29

dnf update
dnf upgrade

Download ManageEngine AssetExplorer Installer

Navigate to ManageEngine AssetExplorer downloads page and download the installer for your respective system architecture. This demo used the 64-bit systems. You can simply run the command below to download the binary installer for the 64-bit systems.

wget https://www.manageengine.com/products/asset-explorer/87652187/ManageEngine_AssetExplorer_64bit.bin

Set Execution Permissions on the Binary

Run the command below to make the ManageEngine AssetExplorer executable.

chmod +x ManageEngine_AssetExplorer_64bit.bin

Install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29

Once you have made the binary installer executable,proceed to launch the installation.

Before that, install the zip command (if not already installed) for extracting the installation resources from the installer archive.

yum install zip

Next, run the command below to install launch the installer

sudo ./ManageEngine_AssetExplorer_64bit.bin
Preparing to install...
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...
Unpacking the JRE...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...

Launching installer...


Graphical installers are not supported by the VM. The console mode will be used instead...

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AssetExplorer                                    (created with InstallAnywhere)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Preparing CONSOLE Mode Installation...
...
PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: ENTER

Next, read through the End User License Agreement and accept it to proceed with installation.

...
DO YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT? (Y/N): Y

Choose ManageEngine Install Edition

...
===============================================================================
Choose Edition
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    1- Trail Edition
  ->2- Free Edition

ENTER A COMMA-SEPARATED LIST OF NUMBERS REPRESENTING THE DESIRED CHOICES, OR
   PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT: 2

Select and confirm ManageEngine AssetExplorer install location.

...
===============================================================================
Choose Install Folder
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Where would you like to install?

  Default Installation Folder: /root/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

ENTER AN ABSOLUTE PATH, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT
      : /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

INSTALL FOLDER IS: /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer
   IS THIS CORRECT? (Y/N): y

Set ManageEngine AssetExplorer web server port. The default TCP port 8080 is used by default. Press ENTER to accept the default.

...
Get User Input
--------------

Enter requested information

Enter WebServer Port (Default: 8080): ENTER

Next, the installer provides with pre-installation summary. Press ENTER to proceed if all is well.

...
Pre-Installation Summary
------------------------

Please Review the Following Before Continuing:

Product Name:
    AssetExplorer

Install Folder:
    /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

Link Folder:
    /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

Disk Space Information (for Installation Target): 
    Required:  479,396,717 Bytes
    Available: 6,171,893,760 Bytes

PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: ENTER

Install ManageEngine AssetExplorer

...
Ready To Install
----------------

InstallAnywhere is now ready to install AssetExplorer onto your system at the 
following location:

   /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

PRESS <ENTER> TO INSTALL: ENTER

The installer will then run and if all goes well, you should see a confirmation of completion of installation. Press ENTER to exit the installer.

...
Installation Complete
---------------------

Congratulations. AssetExplorer has been successfully installed to:

   /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer

PRESS <ENTER> TO EXIT THE INSTALLER: ENTER

Running ManageEngine AssetExplorer

If FirewallD is running, open TCP port 8080

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Next, you can manually start the AssetExplorer application by navigating to /<install-dir>/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer/bin and execute the run.sh script.

cd /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer/bin
sudo ./run.sh 

JAVA_HOME   : /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer/jre
SERVER_HOME : /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer
DATE        : Sun Jun 16 22:22:14 EAT 2019



Starting Server from location: /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer
Starting Server from location: /opt/ManageEngine/AssetExplorer
Loading Modules

     ModulePreStartProcess :: Persistence::DBAUDIT[ STARTED ]
Persistence                                       [POPULATED]
     ModulePostStartProcess:: Persistence::DBAUDIT[ STARTED ]
Audit                                             [POPULATED]
...
Server started in :: [406964 ms]

Connect to: [ http://localhost:8080 ]

You can now accessing ManageEngine AssetExplorer web interface via the address, http://<server-IP>:8080. Login in with the default credentials; administrator,administrator.

install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29

Once you login in, you will land on ManageEngine AssetExplorer dashboard.

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

That is all on how to install ManageEngine AssetExplorer on CentOS 7/Fedora 30/29. You can now start to scan/discover all the assets in your network so you can efficiently monitor and manage them.

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