Contents of this Guide
Opal is an application that runs on a server. Users access Opal via the web or on client workstations via a secure shell connection over a network.
This guide is for whoever will set up Opal--typically, a system administrator.
The guide covers hardware and software requirements and includes procedures for deploying Opal on a server and setting up the client workstations.
When requirements are met, administrators can follow:
Opal package is available in different format:
Server Hardware Requirements
Recent server-grade or high-end consumer-grade processor
Minimum: 4 GB
Minimum: 160 GB
Client Hardware Requirements
Low-end consumer-grade processor
Server Software Requirements
You must install the following software on the Opal.
>= Java 8.x
Java runtime environment - needed to run Opal
Database management system - stores data imported into Opal
|MongoDB||>= 2.6.x||http://www.mongodb.org/downloads||Database management system - stores data imported into Opal||MongoDB Database Administration|
|R||>= 3.0.x||http://cran.r-project.org||Statistical analysis engine||R Server Installation Guide|
At least one database management system must be installed. It can be MongoDB, MySQL or both.
MySQL, MongDB and R can be installed on a server machine different from Opal server.
Client Software Requirements
- To access Opal via the web you must have a recent web browser such as Firefox 3.6 or Chrome 8.0, Internet Explorer 9.0.