Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite
Installing OpenGeo Suite¶
In this section we will install OpenGeo Suite on your workshop machine.
The OpenGeo Suite executable file is located in the workshop package in the software folder.
During this installation, please keep all of the default settings.
Double-click the file OpenGeoSuite-<version>.exe to begin the installation.
On some systems, you might see a Windows Security warning. We promise the software is safe, so click Run to launch the installer.
At the Welcome screen, click Next.
Read the License Agreement, then click I Agree.
Select the Destination Folder where you would like to install OpenGeo Suite, and click Next.
Select the name and location of the Start Menu Folder that will be created for the Suite components, and click Next.
Choose the components you wish to install.
We will be using the pgAdmin and psql components in this workshop. They are found in the Client Tools tree. Check these two components and click guilabel:Next.
When you are ready, click Install to start the installation.
Please wait while the installation proceeds.
After installation, click Finish.
Starting and stopping services¶
OpenGeo Suite has been installed and is now running by default. There are two system services related to OpenGeo Suite:
- OpenGeo Jetty - Controls GeoServer and other web applications
- OpenGeo Postgres - Controls PostgreSQL/PostGIS database
You can start and stop these services from the Start Menu by going to OpenGeo Suite ‣ GeoServer/PostGIS ‣ Start/Stop
You can also start and stop these services through the standard Windows Services dialog.
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