Installation on Linux

The installation instructions given here are done on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Edition. You can follow the same instructions for other versions. Check that you have an Internet connection and follow the instructions below.

Let's start by getting updates from our package list.

sudo apt-get update

Let's get the current repository for Java 8.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Now, begin the Java 8 open JDK installation.

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

After completing the Java 8 installation, please note that our operating system already has the latest version of Java installed. We need to select the version of Java 8 as a default on our operating system. To do this use the following command;

sudo update-alternatives --config java

After this command, you will need to select the version of Java you want to use. You will see an output as shown in the example below.

Just enter the selection number for the Java 8 version you have installed and press enter.

Use the java version command to make sure that java is installed correctly. You will see an output as follows.

After completing the Java 8 installation, the environment variables "JAVA_HOME, LD_LIBRARY_PATH" must be set. To do this, we must set it in the "/etc/enviroment" file so that our environment variables are set each time our system is turned on. There are two ways to do this;

1. Write directly to /etc/environment from the console.
sudo echo "JAVA_HOME=\"/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64\"" >> /etc/environment
sudo echo "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib" >> /etc/environment


2. Open the /etc/environment file with the nano editor.
sudo nano /etc/environment

After setting our environment variables, you can restart your system to install or execute the below command;

source /etc/enviroment

Use the following commands to see if the environment variables are set correctly.


So far we have completed Java 8 installation. Now we need to install the PostgreSQL database.

To begin installing PostgreSQL 9.6, we must first add the PostgreSQL 9.6 download repository to our package list. To do this, follow the instructions in order.

sudo add-apt-repository -y "deb xenial-pgdg main"
sudo wget --quiet -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y postgresql-9.6

After the installation process is completed we need to create a username and password.

sudo -u postgres psql -c "ALTER USER postgres PASSWORD '1907';"
sudo passwd postgres

After these commands, you have completed the installation of PostgreSQL 9.6. Use the following command to test whether PostgreSQL is running.

sudo service postgresql status

We have completed the installation of PostgreSQL 9.6.

Timeseries database influxDB installation;

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
source /etc/lsb-release
echo "deb${DISTRIB_ID,,} ${DISTRIB_CODENAME} stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/influxdb.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install influxdb
sudo service influxdb start

We need to install redis, another important component for inSCADA. To do this;

sudo apt-get install redis-server

For inSCADA installation, create a folder in /opt/ folder with the name "inscada" and install it in this folder. We will also install the DNP3 protocol by following the commands below.

sudo mkdir /opt/inscada
sudo mkdir /opt/inscada/dnp
sudo apt-get install -y libasio-dev libssl-dev cmake g++ git
cd /opt/inscada/dnp
sudo git clone --recursive
sudo cmake dnp3 -DDNP3_ALL=ON
sudo make
sudo make install

Download the file named from the link below and move it to the /opt/inscada/ folder.

Use the following command to make the file executable.

sudo chmod u+x

Download the file named inscada.service from the link below and move it to the /etc/systemd/system/ folder.

To introduce our service definition to the system, follow the commands below.

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable inscada.service
sudo systemctl start inscada.service

You have run inSCADA. Finally, you can give the following command to see if it started correctly.

sudo systemctl status inscada.service

Congratulations you can now start using inSCADA. Please log in by typing 'https://localhost: 8082' into your Chrome browser.

You may experience problems with some of the above instructions due to removal or modification of the repository links. You can get support from their own support pages or forms for the part you want to download.

You may need to update your fonts on your operating system. To do this, follow the instructions below.

sudo wget
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

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