Installing on Linux

The same installation package of Management Server can be used on both the 32-bit and 64-bit Linux platforms.

To install the Management Server, perform the following steps:

  1. Run the following command as root:

    # rpm --install ssh-mgmt-server-<v>-linux-x86.rpm

    In the commands, <v> is the current release version of the Management Server (for example

    The default installation root directory for the Management Server is /opt/ssh-mgmt. If you want to install the Management Server to another directory, use the following command instead:

    # rpm --prefix=/<mypath> -ivh ssh-mgmt-server-<v>-linux-x86.rpm

    In the command, <mypath> is the custom installation root directory.

    For a list of the directories created by the installation script, see Files Created during Installation.

  2. To start the Management Server, run the following command:

    # /etc/init.d/ssh-mgmt-server start

    The Management Server starts running with root privileges but after starting it drops the privileges and switches to run as the sshmgmt user.

  3. Next, follow the instructions in Initial Configuration for Management Server to configure the server. Note that the Management Server will start automatically when the server host is rebooted.


The initial configuration wizard uses HTTP port 80 by default and is accessible from remote hosts. Start the initial configuration right after you have started the ssh-mgmt-server process.