FastX Installation Instructions

These instructions assume a root install of FastX.

Click here for non-root installations

Installing the Service

Installing on RPM Based Systems (Red Hat/SuSE etc)

The following instructions assume an installation in the default /usr directory.  If you would like to install the server in a different location see these instructions

  1. Download the 32 or 64 bit Installation Package on your Linux server
  2. Install the server (as root): rpm --install StarNetFastX2-*.rpm
  3. Run the post install script (as root): /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
Notes

If you want to centrally manage all your licenses see Centralized License Server
The web interface is installed as a service and is started at boot.
To restart the service run: service fastx restart

Upgrading FastX

rpm --upgrade StarNetFastX2-*.rpm
Run the post install script: /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
restart the fastx service

Uninstalling FastX

rpm -e StarNetFastX2

Installing using RPM in an alternate location

The FastX server rpm supports installs in alternate locations. This is helpful when admins want to install the server in a shared directory, or a specific location for 3rd party applications. In the following example, the FastX server will be installed in /your/base/dir

  1. Download the 32 or 64 bit Installation Package on your Linux server
  2. Install the server (as root): rpm --install --prefix=/your/base/dir StarNetFastX2-*.rpm
  3. Run the post install script (as root): /your/base/dir/lib/fastx2/install.sh

Installing on Ubuntu/Debian Based Systems

  1. Download the 32 or 64 bit Installation Package on your Linux server
  2. If it’s not installed already, install alien with this command: sudo apt-get install alien
  3. Install the server: sudo alien --install --scripts StarNetFastX2-*.rpm
  4. Run the post install script (as root): sudo /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
Notes

If you want to centrally manage all your licenses see Centralized License Server
The web interface is installed as a service and is started at boot.
To restart the service run: service fastx restart

Uinstalling FastX

Debian (as root): dpkg -r starnetfastx2
Ubuntu: sudo dpkg -r starnetfastx2

Client Interface

FastX comes with a Web client as well as downloadable Desktop clients. Power users may opt for the Desktop client as is provides more features and better performance than the Web client. The Web client connects “out of the box” and offers a connect from anywhere (even on iPads and smartphones) experience!

The Web client runs by default at http://hostname:3000 and https://hostname:3443
This can be configured in the FastX Web Configuration

Notes

  1. Your users will connect to the FastX service by pointing a browser to http://(your hostname):3000. (They will automatically be redirected to the secure address, which can be bookmarked.) The port can be changed in the FastX Web Configuration www.json
  2. In order to facilitate users running quickly, the web service install script creates self-signed certificates. Self-signed certificates pose potential security risks as anyone can generate a self-signed certificate. They should not be used in a production environment. For more information see our KB article.