1.1. System Prerequisites

1.1.1. Machine

The LOCKSS system runs on a 64-bit Linux host (physical or virtual), with 4 cores (8 or more preferable) and 8 GB of memory (16 GB or more preferable).

1.1.2. Operating System

The LOCKSS system requires a 64-bit Linux host compatible with Systemd and Docker 18.09 or better.

Many Linux distributions have systemd and can run Docker 18.09 or better. To name a few that are commonly used with the LOCKSS system:

1.1.3. User

The LOCKSS system runs under a system user named lockss under a group named lockss, which you will need to create. For alpha2 only, the lockss user must have sudo privileges.

To check installed prerequisites, use the script check-sys, which will attempt to find and install missing elements.