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RapidMiner Server Quick Start Installation

This document provides a quick reference for those familiar with the installation procedures. For more detailed instructions, use the full installation instructions.


The following are required to successfully install RapidMiner Server:

Prerequisite Comment
Java 8 (either JDK or JRE) If it is not already present, install Java 8.
A RapidMiner Server database The RapidMiner Server database (schema) stores configuration files, cron job details, user report requests, and other RapidMiner support data. You can use an existing database server or create a new one; it can reside locally or on a remote host. Refer to these instructions for an example of creating a database schema for use by the RapidMiner service, using the PostgreSQL database platforms.
A RapidMiner Server database user with admin credentials During installation you will need to supply database access credentials for a user with read, write, and create and delete tables permissions. You can refer to this example of setting permissions using PostgreSQL.
RapidMiner Studio You need a fully functioning RapidMiner Studio client to use RapidMiner Server for any meaningful operations.

Note: If you modified the web.xml file to disable HTTP connections entirely, you must redo those changes with each EAR upgrade.

Performing a complete installation

The following are the necessary steps for getting RapidMiner Server fully operational. They are described briefly here; if you need more information, the links below return you to the full documentation:

See the headless installation steps to install on a system without a display.

  1. Log into your RapidMiner account and download the RapidMiner Server package.

  2. From bin, run the Linux, Unix, or Mac OS start script (rapidminer-server-installer) or Windows batch file (rapidminer-server-installer.bat). For Windows, run the installation as Admin, which allows the installer to register the service.

    Note: If Java is not available (not on the path or JAVA_HOME is not set), the installer will not run correctly. If it does not run, check your Java installation.

  3. Configure RapidMiner Server settings, database connections, and optionally, email settings and Radoop Proxy connection.

  4. Install the package.

  5. Start RapidMiner Server using one of the methods indicated on the Success screen.

  6. Open a web browser pointed at the http://<hostname>:<port> (for example, http://localhost:8080) and login with these credentials:

    • User: admin
    • Password: changeit
  7. Complete the web-based configuration by specifying a path to the plugin and uploads directories.

  8. From Administration > Preferences, change the administrator password.

  9. Open RapidMiner Studio and add RapidMiner Server as a new repository.

That's it! Get predictions at lightning speed, integrate your in-house data sources, and collaborate with coworkers and contributors throughout your organization and beyond. Welcome to RapidMiner Server. Have fun!