a couple of weeks ago, I installed a vm with CentOS - to be ready for testing FMS19...
It is quite a long time ago since I was more or less familiar with 'terminals'...
So, here a short note on how to install FMS on CentOS for (macos) dummies
- CentOS is available as a install-option if You got parallels desktop
- You get the FMS19 installer with Your current update to FM19, copy that on the CentOS-VM
- that installer can't be double-clicked to install
- terminal... (has wrong keyboard mappings here, makes it a bit more complicated) use 'sudo yum install filemaker_server-19.0.1-22.x86_64.rpm' (with correct path.. and do not rely on the filename, maybe You get a newer one..). sudo needs the root-passwd..
- so, installation goes flawless
- the admin console won't launch after install, although a 'console-file' was created on the desktop
- on CentOS here, only firefox is available as default, but firefox apparently is not supported
- therefore, go to the google chrome site (google-search for chrome centos...) and get the installer, then install chrome via yum. The chrome-site has good examples for the terminal commands!
- when the installation of chrome is finished, start the admin console (open the file with chrome!)
- the admin-console will be configured to have access to it using admin/admin (account and passwd)
- the last problem to solve, was getting the correct IP (depends on the VM..)
- here we go!
I had to update/upgrade my server machines, they are not on the required macOS. Yesterday, I updated an older Mini to 10.13 - this will be a test machine for internal use.
On that machine, an older FMS is currently installed (will install FMS 18 on that).
-> that machine seems not as crispy as the CentOS VM - but more testing is needed for comparision!