Bluecherry offers two installation options for its software, a Docker-based installation and a package-based installation for select Debian and Ubuntu systems. The Docker-based installation includes configuration of an MTA for email sending and a separate application called Uptime Kuma is available to monitor and alert users of any errors. The Docker-based installation is preferred as it can be installed on any Linux operating system that supports Docker. The package-based installation is only available for specific Linux systems and has a different installation script.
This is the prefered method of installation as it can install on any Linux operating system that supports Docker
The second installation method is for Debian 9, Debian 10 and Debian 11 along with Ubuntu LTS releases.
The installation script for this method is below:
Video tutorial on how to install Bluecherry server using the package method above.
Bluecherry uses mysql for storage of configuration and events. It is highly recommended that you follow the defaults during this setup and to remember the password you set for the mysql-server. You will need this password after the mysql-server setup and during the actually installation of the Bluecherry server
At this point the bluecherry server will be installed. If you plan to install the client on the same system, then please follow the client installation guide.
The instructions below assume you have received the download instructions
You will now be asked to configure Bluecherry. You must hit Yes, or the installation process will fail.
Enter the database administrative password that you set previously for the ‘root’ user.
Enter the password that you want to create for the bluecherry database. This can be the same password that you provided for the root MySQL account, but we recommend keeping the password unique. You will be asked to enter this password twice to verify the password matched.