When you install tc Server Standard Edition, you can choose to install the tc Runtime component only, without installing any Hyperic components.
Verify that your system meets the installation requirements. See Meeting System Software Requirements for tc Server.
Review information about tc Server Standard edition and its
*.tar.gz distribution files. See
tc Server Editions.
Determine the user that is going to create and run the tc Runtime instances, and create it if necessary. Consider creating a user dedicated to tc Server tasks, putting the user in a separate group from regular users, and disabling its interactive login for security purposes. See Setting Up Unix Users for tc Server and Hyperic.
On Unix, never run tc Runtime instances as the root user.
For clarity, it is assumed in this topic that you will install and run tc Server as the
From the VMware Download page, navigate to the VMware vFabric tc Server download page.
Download the Standard Edition Runtime package distribution in
ZIP or compressed TAR format to a directory on your computer, for
Login to the computer on which you are installing tc Server as the appropriate user, such as
tcserver. On Unix, if you have disabled interactive login, login as the
root user and use
su - tcserver to become the user.
Open a terminal (Unix) or command window (Windows) and create
the main tc Server installation directory, such as
For example, on Unix:
prompt$ mkdir /opt/vmware
Extract the tc Server distribution file into the new directory.
This action installs tc Runtime; there is no installer program.
For example, if you created a directory called
/opt/vmware in the preceding step, and downloaded the
Standard Edition ZIP file in the
prompt$ cd /opt/vmware prompt$ unzip /home/Downloads/vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0.RELEASE.zip
This action creates a directory called
vfabric-tc-server-standard in the main tc Server
installation directory that contains the tc Runtime utility scripts,
the templates directory, the
tomcat- directory, and
If you installed tc Server standalone, activate a local tc Server license as described in Activate a Local vFabric tc Server License.
If you installed tc Server as part of vFabric Cloud Application Platform, then you should have already activated a network license using the vSphere client, as described in Installing tc Server as Part of vFabric Cloud Application Platform.
For details about the directories you installed, see Overview of tc Server Directories, Variables, and Configuration Files
For typical post-installation procedures such as creating tc Runtime instances, starting tc Server components, and getting started with the Hyperic user interface, see Post-Installation Tasks.
Try out the tutorials. See Tutorial: Using Hyperic to Configure and Manage tc Runtime Instances and Tutorial: Very Simple Web Application Development.