Algunos de los contenidos técnicos de este sitio web solo están disponibles en inglés.

Installing Ubuntu minimal for Orion

The system administrator should prepare for the Orion Server software by building a new server on the access control VLAN with a base build of Ubuntu 24.04 using the minimal installation option. This guide tells you how to achieve just that.

Please note that the Ubuntu version we install in this guide is command-line only. The arrow keys and enter are needed to navigate and select options in the installer. This is also true for the OS post-install.

You can download Ubuntu 24.04 LTS from the Ubuntu website.

The simplest and most common way to boot the installer is to create a bootable USB stick to boot from (tutorials for other operating systems are also available).

If you get stuck at any point during these instructions, please take a look at Ubuntu's official installation instructions.

Once you have your image mounted on the server you will be installing on, we can begin the installation.

  1. Select Try or Install Ubuntu Server.

Ubuntu install step 1

  1. Select your preferred language. For this guide, we use English (UK).

Ubuntu install step 2

  1. If the next screen is "Installer update available", select Continue without updating.

Ubuntu install step 3

  1. Select your preferred keyboard layout. For this guide, we again use English (UK).

Ubuntu install step 4

  1. Select Ubuntu Server (minimized)

Ubuntu install step 5

  1. After a brief moment, DHCPv4 is followed with an IP from your DHCP Server.
    1. Select the eth driver
    2. Select Edit IPv4
    3. Select Manual
    4. Input values from your configured network here that will allow the server to communicate with other Orion Devices, ACS and the internet.
      • The IP address set here must not be changed from this value after installing your Orion Server.
      • Reserve this IP address for this server on your DHCP server.

Ubuntu install step 6

  1. Configure a proxy if your network requires one. Please be aware that this is not officially supported, but shouldn't cause issues due to the outbound-only nature of the Orion Server's communication.

Ubuntu install step 7

  1. Give it several seconds to fetch the package lists, then just hit Done.

Ubuntu install step 8

  1. We strongly recommend using encryption to reduce the risk of such data being compromised.
    • If your server is in a virtual machine, and the underlying disk is already encrypted, you may not require encryption at this point.
    • Please consult your company's data protection policy and procedures.

Ubuntu install step 9

  1. Check and confirm your storage configuration, then hit Done and Continue.

Ubuntu install step 10 Ubuntu install step 11

  1. Choose a name, server name, username and password that conforms to high standards of security.
    • Two-factor authentication is not possible for operating system authentication, so this should be a unique and highly secure password.
    • You will need the username and password to login for the software installation command, at a minimum.

Ubuntu install step 12

  1. Skip for now with Ubuntu Pro.

Ubuntu install step 13

  1. Installing an OpenSSH server is not recommended. This is an access control product and therefore it is best to keep all ports closed without good reason.

Ubuntu install step 14

  1. Leave all additional features blank and skip to Done.

Ubuntu install step 15

  1. At this stage, the installation itself takes place. Installation time depends on internet connection speed and server performance. It is completed when the button Reboot Now appears.

Ubuntu install step 16

  1. Remove your installation medium (such as USB stick) and press enter. The system then reboots into your freshly installed Ubuntu OS.

Ubuntu install step 17

  1. If Ubuntu has been installed correctly, you should reach the login screen after a reboot.

Ubuntu install step 18

SALTO SYSTEMS, S. L. utiliza dispositivos de almacenamiento y recuperación de datos de terceros para permitir una navegación más segura y comprender mejor cómo interactúan los usuarios con el sitio web con el fin de mejorar nuestros servicios. Puedes aceptar todas las cookies haciendo clic en el botón "Aceptar cookies" o rechazar su uso pulsando en el botón "Rechazar cookies". Para más información, visita nuestra Política de cookies