The information in this article is only necessary if you are deploying eFolder Replibit on your own hardware. If you are deploying an eFolder Replibit BDR Appliance, the device will arrive pre-loaded with Replibit and already configured for your customer location.
Note: The Replibit Appliance, Vault, and Management Portal all use the same ISO image for installation. The procedures listed below are exactly the same for installing any of Replibit’s main components. You will assign the device to a particular role during the "Setup & Configuration" stage, which is performed after installing the base operating system.
Replibit Pre-Installation Information and Tasks
Replibit is a hardened Linux appliance based on Ubuntu. You do not need to know Linux in order to run and operate eFolder Replibit software as all management and operations are performed from within the Web Management interface. However, a basic understanding of Linux, and common Linux shell commands can be useful when troubleshooting and maintaining the product.
Replibit automatically updates all of the Software and Agents so you do not have to worry about managing the underlying operating system; additionally, the eFolder support team is available to assist you whenever necessary. Review the Using the Linux Shell article for instructions on accessing our simplified Linux command line environment.
Prior to your first deployment of Replibit, please review eFolder Replibit Best Practices article within this guide. This should answer many of the questions you may have during your installation process, and provide you with an understanding of best practices to use when deploying the product.