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Deploy Explorer

This topic describes how to deploy Explorer locally by RPM and tar packages.

Nebula Graph version

Note

Explorer is released separately, not synchronized with Nebula Graph. And the version naming of Explorer is different from that of Nebula Graph. The version correspondence between Nebula Graph and Explorer is as follows.

Nebula Graph version Explorer version
3.1.0 ~ 3.2.0 3.1.0
3.0.0 ~ 3.1.0 3.0.0
2.5.x ~ 3.0.0 2.2.0
2.6.x 2.1.0
2.5.x 2.0.0

Prerequisites

Before deploying Explorer, you must check the following information:

  • Before the installation starts, the following ports are not occupied.

    Port Description
    7002 Web service provided by Explorer

    Caution

    By default, Explorer uses the port 7002. You can modify the httpport in the conf/app.conf file in the installation directory and restart the service.

  • The Linux distribution is CentOS.
  • The license is ready.

    Enterpriseonly

    License is only available in the Enterprise Edition. To obtain the license, apply for Nebula Explorer Free Trial.

RPM-based deployment

Installation

  1. Select and download the RPM package according to your needs. It is recommended to select the latest version.

    Enterpriseonly

    You can apply online for Explorer free trial. To purchase, contact our sales team via email (inquiry@vesoft.com). For features of Explorer, see Pricing.

  2. Use sudo rpm -i <rpm> to install RPM package.

    For example, use the following command to install Explorer. The default installation path is /usr/local/nebula-explorer.

    sudo rpm -i nebula-explorer-<version>.x86_64.rpm
    

    You can also install it to the specified path using the following command:

    sudo rpm -i nebula-explorer-<version>.x86_64.rpm --prefix=<path>
    

  3. Copy the license to the installation path.

    cp -r <license> <explorer_path>
    

    For example:

    cp -r nebula.license /usr/local/nebula-explorer
    

  4. Start the service using the following command.

    systemctl start nebula-explorer
    

Start and stop

You can use SystemCTL to start and stop the service.

systemctl status nebula-explorer #Check the status
systemctl stop nebula-explorer #Stop the service
systemctl start nebula-explorer #Start the service

You can also start or stop the service manually using the following command in the installation directory.

cd ./scripts/rpm
bash ./start.sh #Start the service
bash ./stop.sh #Stop the service

Uninstallation

You can uninstall Explorer using the following command:

sudo rpm -e nebula-graph-explorer-<version>.x86_64

DEB-based deployment

Installation

  1. Select and download the RPM package according to your needs. It is recommended to select the latest version. Common links are as follows:

    Enterpriseonly

    You can apply online for Explorer free trial. To purchase, contact our sales team via email (inquiry@vesoft.com). For features of Explorer, see Pricing.

  2. Run sudo dpkg -i <package_name> to unpack the DEB package.

    For example, run the following command to install Explorer (The default installation path is /usr/local/nebula-explorer).

    sudo dpkg -i nebula-explorer-3.1.0.x86_64.deb
    

    Note

    You cannot customize the installation path of Explorer when installing a DEB package.

  3. Copy the license to the Explorer installation path.

    Sudo cp -r <license> <explorer_path>
    

    For example:

    Sudo cp -r nebula.license /usr/local/nebula-explorer
    
  4. Run the following command to start the service.

    sudo systemctl start nebula-explorer.service
    

    You can also start the service manually using the following command in the nebula-explorer/lib directory.

    sudo bash ./start.sh
    

View the status

sudo systemctl status nebula-explorer.service

Stop the service

sudo systemctl stop nebula-explorer.service

Uninstallation

Run the following command to uninstall Explorer:

sudo dpkg -r nebula-explorer

TAR-based deployment

Installation

  1. Select and download the TAR package according to your needs. It is recommended to select the latest version. Common links are as follows:

    Enterpriseonly

    Explorer is only available in the Enterprise Edition. Click Pricing to see more.

  2. Use tar -xvf to decompress the TAR package.

    tar -xvf nebula-explorer-<version>.tar.gz
    
  3. Copy the license to the nebula-explorer directory.

    cp -r <license> <explorer_path>
    

    For example:

    cp -r nebula.license /usr/local/nebula-explorer
    

  4. Enter the nebula-explorer folder to start Explorer.

    cd nebula-explorer
    nohup ./nebula-explorer-server &
    

Stop Service

You can use kill pid to stop the service.

kill $(lsof -t -i :7002)

Next to do

When Explorer is started, use http://<ip_address>:7002 to get access to Explorer.

The following login page shows that Explorer is successfully connected to Nebula Graph.

Nebula Explorer Login page

Note

When logging into Nebula Explorer for the first time, the content of END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT is displayed on the login page. Please read it and then click I agree.

After entering the Explorer login interface, you need to connect to Nebula Graph. For more information, refer to Connecting to the Nebula Graph.


Last update: August 12, 2022