Setting up

This chapter covers the initial installation and configuration of Swarm. Also covered is upgrading Swarm if you have previously installed Swarm.

First, review the Runtime dependencies section. Note that Swarm's dependencies can mostly easily be installed using Swarm packages.

You have three choices for installing Swarm. Choose one approach:

  1. Use the Swarm packages (RPM or Debian):

  2. Use the Swarm OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance):

  3. Use the Swarm source distribution archive:

After completing the installation and initial configuration steps, you may want to review the Post-install configuration options that may be useful for your deployment of Swarm.

If you have not already done so, download Swarm: Download Swarm