Alex Jenkins
IT Consultant

Timpi Collector Linux Install

Timpi Collector

Timpi recommends using your own Infrastructure as well as long as you meet the minimum specification.

Timpi Collector: Windows, Linux, macOS, docker with 4GB RAM, 400MB hard disk, +4 Core CPU.

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Note: This guide assumes you already have some previous knowledge of Linux functions and commands.

This document will walk you through setting up the TIMPI Command-Line Interface.

Using SSH in Putty (Windows)

Putty is a free SSH & telnet client for Windows and UNIX platforms that can be used to make an SSH connection to your server.

You would need this client to access your server and can download the latest client from the link below:

Enter your connection settings:

Host Name (Or IP address) — Name your session or simply put whatever you want to call it Save & Click Open to launch the Putty

First step is to log in as “root”.

Update & Security 

First, you use the update option to resynchronize the package index files from their sources on Ubuntu Linux via the Internet, Second, you use the upgrade option to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on the Ubuntu system. In other words, get security updates for your machine.

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade

Required Application

sudo apt install p7zip-full p7zip-rar

sudo apt install lxqt

Automatic Updates

sudo apt install unattended-upgrades

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

Software Download & Create Log Directory

To install, simply download the file:

curl -o timpi.7z || wget -o timpi.7z

To Unpack:

7z x timpi.7z

Make the config directory:

sudo mkdir /var/log/timpi && sudo chown $USER:$USER /var/log/timpi

Make the config directory:

sudo mkdir /etc/timpi && sudo chown $USER:$USER /etc/timpi

Move into the Timpi directory:

cd ~/TimpiCollector-0-8-35-linux

Make the collector executable:clear

chmod 700 ./TimpiCollector

Run the Timpi Collector


Final Step: ip:5000 then you can change the coordinator & GeoCore address to: then restart Timpi Collector.

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