Install Remediate on online nodes


Install Puppet Remediate on a Linux or Windows machine that is connected to the internet.

Before you begin

Make sure you meet the system requirements for installing and running Remediate, and that you have received your license.

  1. Install and run Docker on the node where you want to install Remediate.
    1. Download Docker for your operating system:
    2. Download Docker Compose.
      Note: If installing Docker Compose on Windows, create a new environment variable called COMPOSE_CONVERT_WINDOWS_PATHS and set it to 1. By doing this, you enable path conversion from Windows-style to Unix-style in volume definitions. For more information, see the Docker Compose documentation.
    3. Initialize a swarm by running the following command:
      docker swarm init
  2. Download the Remediate Docker Compose file to the same directory as your license.
    Note: If you want to manually validate the signature, see Verify Docker Compose file for more information.
  3. Run the following command ⁠(replacing your-license.json with your own license):
    docker-compose run remediate start --license-file your-license.json

    The container images are pulled from the Google Cloud Platform.

    CAUTION: If you start Remediate without a license file you will not have access to the full range of Remediate functionality. If you started Remediate without a license file in error, simply stop the application by issuing the following command:
    docker-compose run remediate stop

    And start Remediate again using the --license-file parameter as outlined above.

  4. To check that all the images have downloaded and that the containers have started running, run the following command:
    docker ps

    The list of running containers:

    CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                                             COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS                   PORTS                NAMES
    36139cda23ca<version>          "/app/"     3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   8082/tcp, 8087/tcp   remediate_gopdp.1.w035aad0ifvu0ynaimxy64lcq
    43709401f394<version>      "storageEntryPoint.s…"   3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   5432/tcp             remediate_storage.1.omv1rrd3rwhnwo3ngurgtcnxk
    551b061acc98<version>   "/"         3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)                        remediate_licensing.1.kdoj7s492el77rdpc2rza3fx7
    43a3568e6b5a        vault:1.1.2                                       "docker-entrypoint.s…"   3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   8200/tcp             remediate_vault.1.k0jgyxxi45ldn4pqadhgvjf0o
    11b90d8564ef<version>        "/opt/jboss/tools/do…"   3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   8080/tcp, 8443/tcp   remediate_identity.1.b1wkt4kx4ps107949k14ctsqx
    1235fd27cbdc<version>       "nginx -g 'daemon of…"   3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   80/tcp               remediate_frontdoor.1.oib8jsr7u4z6wqxvjz02mxcxz
    a3a641af5269<version>       "/pdp-proxy-svc"         3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)   9200/tcp             remediate_export.1.uin509pnc2zb4pf3rdjr1so0x
    c60250b8a2eb<version>         "/usr/src/app/entryp…"   3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes (healthy)                        remediate_ui.1.3u0tewgou7t4hz2c46nn4mydo
    f9af99dc9ca7<version>            "/edge-svc"              3 minutes ago       Up 3 minutes             9997/tcp             remediate_edge.1.koacwnjoce2tabwcbi73619fu
    149485b54fec<version>      "/controller-svc"        4 minutes ago       Up 4 minutes (healthy)   9999/tcp             remediate_controller.1.mww2fm9up4lmeisjorul89hr4
    f9f1ab4a029d<version>              "/vr-svc"                4 minutes ago       Up 4 minutes (healthy)                        remediate_vr.1.yjlliup91g4mac1bklvvw2nqq
  5. To access Remediate on a local workstation, the URL is https://localhost:8443, or port 8443 on the host where you installed Remediate.
    Note: When you first open the site, a warning message will be displayed that indicates the site certificate is untrusted. This is because Remediate uses a self-signed certificate and is expected behavior. Accept the certificate to continue.
  6. Read and accept the software license agreement.
  7. Sign in to Remediate.

    For default usernames and passwords, see Managing user access.

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