Download and Install the Vertica Server Package

To download and install the Vertica server package:

  1. Use a Web browser to log in to myVertica portal.
  2. Click the Download tab and download the Vertica server package to the Administration Host.

    Be sure the package you download matches the operating system and the machine architecture on which you intend to install it. In the event of a node failure, you can use any other node to run the Administration Tools later.

  3. If you installed a previous version of Vertica on any of the hosts in the cluster, use the Administration Tools to shut down any running database.

    The database must stop normally; you cannot upgrade a database that requires recovery.

  4. If you are using sudo, skip to the next step. If you are root, log in to the Administration Host as root (or log in as another user and switch to root).

    $ su - root
    password: root-password

    When installing Vertica using an existing user as the dba, you must exit all UNIX terminal sessions for that user after setup completes and log in again to ensure that group privileges are applied correctly.

    After Vertica is installed, you no longer need root privileges. To verify sudo, see General Hardware and OS Requirements and Recommendations.

  5. Use one of the following commands to run the RPM package installer:

    • If you are root and installing an RPM:

      # rpm -Uvh pathname
    • If you are using sudo and installing an RPM:

      $ sudo rpm -Uvh pathname
    • If you are using Debian:
      $ sudo dpkg -i pathname

    where pathname is the Vertica package file you downloaded.

    If the package installer reports multiple dependency problems, or you receive the error "ERROR: You're attempting to install the wrong RPM for this operating system", then you are trying to install the wrong Vertica server package. Make sure that the machine architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) of the package you downloaded matches the operating system.