Admin Guide helps administrators install and manage xTuple

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

When starting with xTuple, one of the first challenges you face is getting the system set up and ready, before you can even log in. We do offer a free online demo, of course, to preview the software, but once you are ready to get started on your own, you need something to guide you through the required steps. 

xTuple has just updated and consolidated a wealth of essential information for systems administrators and database administrators who want to set up and run xTuple ERP software. We've combined knowledge from websites, manuals, code repos, and other sources into a new book called the xTuple Admin Guide that is available to read for free at xTuple University.

The xTuple Admin Guide is a single, well-organized source for finding up-to-date information on installing xTuple on a local machine or in the cloud. It provides information about non-web-enabled vs. web-enabled installations, and it gives instructions on how to maintain and update xTuple databases.

You can read the Admin Guide for free at xTuple University, or purchase a PDF of the Admin Guide from the xTuple online store. Here is an outline of what you'll get:

1. Getting Started

1.1. Overview
1.2. On-premise vs. In-the-Cloud
1.3. Selecting a Platform for the Database
1.4. Non-web-enabled vs. Web-enabled
1.5. Hardware Requirements
1.6. Non-web-enabled Installation on All Platforms

1.6.1. Download and Install PostgreSQL
1.6.2. Download and Install plv8
1.6.3. Edit postgresql.conf
1.6.4. Initialize PostgreSQL for xTuple
1.6.5. Create a Database Using UTF-8 encoding
1.6.6. Update Database to allow plv8
1.6.7. Download and Restore an xTuple Database on your new Database

1.7. Mac Servers
1.8. Windows Servers
1.9. Linux Servers
1.10. Getting the xTuple ERP desktop client
1.11. How to Log In to Your xTuple Database

1.11.1. Find the IP Address of Your VM
1.11.2. Connect with the Desktop Client

1.12. PostgreSQL Security

1.12.1. Updating the pg_hba.conf File
1.12.1.1. Edit your pg_hba.conf File
1.12.1.2. Save the Changes to pg_hba.conf and Reload

2. Non-Web-Enabled Server Administration on All Platforms

3. Web-Enabled Server Administration on Linux Using xTAU

 

BC Wilson

Director Cloud Services
With the explosive movement of cloud strategies, BC was promoted to director of cloud services in 2014. Previously, he oversaw operations and hiring of managers for critical lines of business for the Product Management Group, driving return on investment (ROI) for all xTuple products and managed ongoing engineering and development of the xTuple Classic GUI product, including all customer-sponsored enhancements, as well as the xTuple Web Portal product. Prior to xTuple, BC was a senior product manager for Trader Electronic Media, where he directed the development of websites for the classified advertising market. He has also worked as a partner in a web design agency, and a content producer for the Road Runner and Starband broadband service providers. BC began his career as a writer and editor for the Ziff Davis computer magazines. He holds a B.A. in Theology from Georgetown University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University. In 2012, BC was appointed as a commissioner of Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails in Norfolk, Virginia.