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The deployment of LOCKSS box starts with the installation of an RHEL8 or RHEL9 Linux Variant (minimal install group or better) and the attachment of one or more dedicated data storage filesystems. The amount of RAM and disk space needed depends on the LOCKSS network that the LOCKSS box is deployed into. If your institution has a standard RHEL8 or RHEL9 (or variant) Linux image, go ahead and use that.


For network planning purposes, it’s important to know that the LOCKSS application is a peer-to-peer application which needs to accept inbound network connections from the internet. A dedicated IP address should be assigned to the LOCKSS box and all inbound and outbound traffic should use the dedicated IP address. Use of NAT is supported as long as the dedicated external IP address is used for both inbound and outbound network traffic.

LOCKSS Integration:

The LOCKSS team provides a LOCKSS integration script to run to enable your Linux deployment to run the LOCKSS software. Integration scripts are available for both RHEL8 and RHEL9 variants. Contact LOCKSS Support team for a copy of the integration scripts.