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Starting the Pentaho Server after an Archive Installation

Perform the following steps to start the Pentaho Server.

The Pentaho Server is located on the Pentaho-provided Tomcat web application server. How you start the Pentaho Server depends on your operating system, Windows or Linux.

  1. Run the startup script for the Tomcat web application server by launching the appropriate file for your environment:
Environment File
Windows start-pentaho.bat
Linux start-pentaho.sh
  1. From a workstation, open a web browser and enter the URL: http://localhost:8080/pentaho to access the Pentaho User Console (PUC). If your server has a different hostname or port, replace 'localhost' and '8080' with your specific values.
  2. Enter your user name and password and click Login to open PUC. The first time you log on, PUC will prompt you to install a license. 

Install Licenses

  1. The first time you log on, PUC will display the License page. You must enter licenses. 

  2. Click the Add button (+) and then browse to the license files that you want to install. Typically, the license files are unpacked in the /pentaho/server directory. Double-click the license to install it. 
  3. Repeat the previous step until all needed licenses are installed.

Additional license installation methods and instructions are located in Manage Pentaho Licenses.