• Create the directory by executing the command: sudo mkdir –p /usr/local/dbWatch
  • Change the owner of the directory: sudo chown dbwatch.dbwatch /usr/local/dbWatch
  • Download the installer file by running the command (the file will be saved on your current path): wget https://download.dbwatch.com/download/dbWatch12.6.16/dbWatch_unix_12_6_16.sh.bz2 —no-check-certificate
  • Extract the file execute the command: bzip2 –d dbWatch_unix_12_6_16.sh.bz2
  • Execute xhost + to allow client to connect to any host
  • Switch to root by executing: su –
  • Execute: export DISPLAY=:0.0 to allow User Interface
  • Switch directory to where the installer is located by executing: cd /home/dbwatch/Desktop
  • Change permission by executing: chmod +x dbWatch_unix_12_6_16.sh
  • Run the installer with User Interface by executing: ./dbWatch_unix_12_6_16.sh
  • Specify the dbWatch installation path
  • For new installation just click next without ticking the checkbox
  • Install the dbWatch server and specify the listener port
  • Specify the password for the default: admin user
  • Specify your license key
  • Accept the license agreement
  • The installation will take a few minutes
  • Everything’s ready – Start the installation
  • The installation was successful
  • Before starting the dbWatch monitor change the owner of the directory path to your selected user by executing: chown -R dbwatch:dbwatch /usr/local/dbWatch
  • Start the dbWatch monitor
  • To login to the dbWatch server. Specify the default password for the admin user you’ve set upon installation. Specify the hostname and the port number. Then click Login
  • We’ve now successfully installed dbWatch on our RHEL 8.1 server


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