Install and Configure FileCatalyst Server BYOL on Amazon Marketplace
Posted by Elton Carneiro, Last modified by Aly Essa on 25 January 2018 02:36 PM
Launching FileCatalyst Server from the AWS Marketplace.
Visit the FileCatalyst Direct Server link: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00EPNJGQC/
Click Continue to proceed to launch an instance.
You have 2 options here. The one we are going to describe is the "1-Click Launch". The other one is the "Launch with EC2 Console" which takes you to the EC2 Console page where you can customize your instance.
Using the 1-Click Launch
Review the settings on the left. The most important ones are the EC2 Instance Type and KeyPair. The KeyPair is what you will use to log into the instance once it is running. Make sure you have the KeyPair you have specified. If you do not have the KeyPair, you can choose the "Launch with EC2 Console" and you will be provided an option to create a new KeyPair.
The Security groups have been configured to work with FileCatalyst. If you need additional ports open, you can create a duplicate of what FileCatalyst has provided and add additional ports.
When you are ready, you can click on the "Launch with 1-Click" button located on the right side near the top.
You will be directed to
Closing the pop up will take you to
Wait for instance to launch. When your instance is ready, you will receive an email indicating so.
If your my subscription page still shows the image as pending, refresh
Click on the Manage in AWS Console link to go to the EC2 Console page. When the instance has completed set up (Status checks 2/2), select it and click on the "Connect" button at the top. This will show you a pop up on how to connect to your instance.
Copy the ssh command and paste it
Once logged into the machine, switch to root (
Getting a license key
run ./fc_server_console.sh and the server will attempt to start up. at this point, a request string will be shown.
Send the request string to your sales rep at FileCatalyst indicating what type of license you would like and how many concurrent connections you need. They will send you a key with the appropriate features enabled. Please copy and paste the Request String. Taking a screen capture of the request string may delay you getting a License key.
Applying the license key
Under /opt/utechsoft/server, edit fcconf.conf and set the license key you received after the = sign
save the file.
Enabling the remote administration client
From the /opt/utechsoft/server directory prompt, run: java -jar FileCatalystServer.jar -
Next, edit the fcconf.conf file and look for the following line:
Save the file. You have now enabled the remote admin with a password. The username is
Launching the FileCatalyst Server
To launch the server run: ./fc_server_console.sh - this will launch the server. You can now use the remote administration tool to administer the server.
Here is a link that describes how to connect from the remote admin: http://support.filecatalyst.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/67/0/using-the-filecatalyst-remote-admin-to-connect-to-a-filecatalyst-server-running-on-headless-linux-command-line-mode-only-no-gui
The FileCatalyst Server itself now needs to know that it's working through a NAT device. To enable this: