The EWD & M/DB Installer for Ubuntu Linux

The Free Open Source version of EWD (together with iWD) is included in our M/DB installer for Ubuntu Linux. This replaces the EWD Virtual Appliance that was previously available.

The M/DB Installer for Ubuntu (and other Debian Linux distros) was created by Mike Clayton: a truly awesome job Mike! With the installer you'll have a fully working system built in minutes. All our major Free Open Source products, Apache and the GT.M database are included, fully configured and ready to use:

Use the installer on any Ubuntu Linux 32-bit or 64-bit server or desktop system. You can even use it with the 32-bit and 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 Amazon EC2 AMIs (eg ami-508c7839 and ami-548c783d respectively) and persistent EBS storage.

How to apply the Installer

Follow the instructions below or watch the video: Installing M/DB: Part 1

32-bit Ubuntu:

64-bit Ubuntu:

That's it! You now have a fully working GT.M system, complete with access via the M/Wire protocol, but you also have a fully working M/DB Appliance, a full EWD Ajax development/runtime platform and a fully configured iWD development platform.

To bring up the EWD Web Portal, point the browser at:

http://[domain name]/ewd/ewdMgr/gtmHome.ewd

Point an iPhone at the IP address or domain name that has been assigned to the Ubuntu system and you'll be running the M/DB Explorer iPhone App that has been written using iWD and Python (full source in /usr/ewdapps/imdb and /usr/local/gtm/ewd/

Using an EBS volume on EC2

If you're using EWD and/or M/DB in an Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 9.10 AMI, you'll probably want to use an EBS volume to make sure that everything persists if you shut down the AMI or if it inadvertently drops.

To set up a new EBS volume for use with EWD and/or M/DB, do the following:

Everything will have been copied and initialized onto your EBS volume. Just continue as normal!

Restarting an EC2 AMI with an existing M/DB EBS Volume

If you've shut down your AMI or it crashed, you can carry on where you left off as follows:

The script will see that you already have M/DB on the EBS volume and will reconfigure the AMI to use it. Just continue as normal once the script completes!