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Standalone deployment

Unlike other TASSTA services, Recorder Server can be deployed on a dedicated computer. This reduces the load on {VAR (lion)} server and significantly lowers its storage space requirements.

If you choose to deploy Recorder Server as a standalone machine:

  1. Coordinate the deployment scenario with TASSTA service team.

  2. Prepare a computer or a cloud instance that meets the following requirements:

    • Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Quad-Core Skylake or better CPU.
    • At least 4 GB of RAM.
    • Minimum of 1 TB hard disk space. It is highly recommended to use a solid state drive (SSD) for better performance.
    • Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
  3. Deploy and configure Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” (x86 or x64) on the computer / cloud instance.
    Note: Support for Debian 10 “Buster” is planned in the future versions. In the meanwhile, you can use Long Term Support (LTS) version.

    Refer to Debian Installation Guide for detailed deployment instructions and distributives. Consider the following guidelines:

    • Choose Guided - use entire disk partitioning method and All files in one partition (a single / partition with var, tmp, and home directories) partitioning scheme. Alternative partitioning may result in free space issues.
    • Do not install a desktop environment.
  4. Install the following packages:

    • SSH server.
    • Standard system utilities.
    • BASH version 4 or later is recommended.
  5. Synchronize the time zone with T.Lion machine. You can verify the current configuration by executing date command. To change the time zone, for example from UTC to Pacific time, use the following commands:
    $ rm /etc/localtime
    $ ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Pacific localtime

    Note: Configure NTP client to avoid time drift. To immediately sync with a time server, run $ ntpdate -u [NTP server in the same geographic region as your machine].

  6. Once the environment if fully set up, grant access to the server / cloud instance for TASSTA engineers.