Installing Faspex with a Setup File

In order to create the setup file, you must first install IBM Aspera Enterprise Server. For more information on installing Enterprise Server, see Preparing Your System for Installation.
It is possible to automate the installation of Faspex by using setup files to define configuration options that are manually set during a typical installation. You must first use the asctl command to generate a setup file with the desired configuration information. After you have created the setup files, you can use them to install Faspex.
  1. Install the Aspera common applications and the Faspex packages, in that order.
    # rpm -Uvh aspera-common-version
    # rpm -Uvh aspera-faspex-version
    Note: Do not run the asctl faspex:setup command. That command initiates a typical Faspex installation. For more information on a typical Faspex installation, see Installing Faspex with a Local Node.
  2. Create the setup files for the Aspera common and Faspex applications.
    The filenames of the setup files must end with the .yml extension. As you run the following commands, you are prompted to set the desired configuration options used to install each application:
    asctl apache:create_setup_file /path/to/apache_setup_file.yml
    asctl mysql:create_setup_file /path/to/mysql_setup_file.yml
    asctl faspex:create_setup_file /path/to/faspex_setup_file.yml
  3. Use the setup files to install the Aspera common and Faspex applications.
    Run the following commands manually or through a script to install the applications:
    asctl apache:setup_from_file /path/to/apache_setup_file.yml
    asctl mysql:setup_from_file /path/to/mysql_setup_file.yml
    asctl faspex:setup_from_file /path/to/faspex_setup_file.yml
Your Faspex installation is now complete. To access Faspex from a browser, enter the Faspex hostname or IP address followed by /aspera/faspex in the browser URL. For example:


As an admin, you must log in and activate Faspex with a valid license key before you can begin configuring users and sending or receiving packages. For more information on installing your license key, see Updating Your License.