On-premise installation on own server

This section applies to installing Dash Enterprise on a single server hosted on your own network. For installing the Kubernetes version of the software, see Dash Enterprise Kubernetes installation.

Installation using Plotly script

  1. SSH into your Linux server

  2. Create a data directory to hold all of the Dash Enterprise data

    • We recommend /plotly for ease of reference, but you may choose any name that suits your needs:

      sudo mkdir /plotly
  3. Run the installation script:

    curl -sSL https://get.plot.ly | sudo bash
    • If your server uses a proxy to access the Internet, see Configuring a proxy

    • If prompted for the server’s service IP address, press Enter to accept the default

Your server is now ready for you to upload your license and configure Dash Enterprise; see Configuration to continue.

Additional steps for SELinux enforcing systems

If you wish to install Dash Enterprise on a system with SELinux enforcing, you must install additional policies to allow containers to access docker.sock, and certificate files (if you are using system or self-signed certificates)

  1. Create a plotlydocker.te policy file with the following contents:

### Compile and install this policy on machines with selinux enforcing. ###

# This selinux policy allows:
# docker images to access docker.sock
# docker images to read certificates

module plotlydocker 1.0;

require {
        type docker_var_run_t;
        type docker_t;
        type svirt_lxc_net_t;
        type cert_t;
        class file {read open getattr};
        class sock_file write;
        class unix_stream_socket connectto;

allow svirt_lxc_net_t docker_t:unix_stream_socket connectto;
allow svirt_lxc_net_t docker_var_run_t:sock_file write;
allow svirt_lxc_net_t cert_t:file {read open getattr};
  1. If not installed already, you must install policycoreutils and checkpolicy:

sudo yum install policycoreutils checkpolicy
  1. Compile and install the policy:

checkmodule -M -m -o plotlydocker.mod plotlydocker.te
semodule_package -o plotlydocker.pp -m plotlydocker.mod
sudo semodule -i plotlydocker.pp

Now, Dash Enterprise will have the necessary security policies to run with SELinux enforcing.

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