Installing SOASTA Conductor from the Command Line

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 20, 2017
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Use the following instructions to install the SOASTA Conductor download file ( from the command line in a Linux environment. These steps presume that the Conductor is installed in the /opt directory.

  1. In order to delete any previous installations of Conductor you might have, run the two commands on the right (the example syntax assumes the previous conductor is installed in the /opt directory. Substitute the actual path if it is installed elsewhere. The first command on the right removes the conductor and the second command removes its configuration files.

$ rm –rf /opt/Conductor
$ rm –rf ~/.conductor

  1. Then, move the downloaded zip file ( to /opt folder if you wish to install the new SOASTA Conductor in /opt.

$ cp /home/jusername/ /opt

  1. Switch to /opt folder to perform further operations.

$ cd /opt

  1. Unzip the in the /opt folder using the commands on the right

$ unzip

The following displays:

    Creating: Conductor/
    Creating: Conductor/icons/


  1. Once the installer has been unzipped, run the SOASTA Conductor with “console” argument:

$ sh /opt/Conductor/bin/Conductor console
  Starting Configuration...

  1. The next series of prompts present you with the information SOASTA Conductor needs to connect to SOASTA CloudTest. The first field is the name automatically assigned to your SOASTA Conductor. Optionally, change this name to one that is unique for this installation.

The text below displays:

Enter a name that identifies your Conductor:
[Default: example’s Conductor]:
Enter Your CloudTest URL
(cut and paste from your browser, if
you'd like)
CloudTest URL:
<YOUR DOMAIN OR IP>/concerto

  1. The next series of prompts ask you to enter your SOASTA CloudTest login information. If required, (normally this would apply to HTTPS sites only), enter your HTTP authentication user name and password. The following displays:

Enter CloudTest user name: exampleuser
Enter CloudTest password: examplepassword
Confirm CloudTest password: examplepassword

CloudTest server requires me to use HTTP Basic Authentication?
Yes [y], No [n, Enter]:

Specify proxy settings:
Do not use a proxy [1, Enter]:
Use SOCKS proxy [2]
Use HTTP Proxy [3]

  1. The next series of prompts allow you to enable or disable specific capabilities and express options relating to port and other settings. Unless you have a specific reason to change one of the default settings, it is recommended to accept the defaults.

Allow recording? (This allows recordings to be entered using Internet traffic on this machine)?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]:

Allow monitoring? (This allows monitors to be created that read performance data from this computer)? Yes [y, Enter], No [n]:

Allow WebUI/Ajax testing? 
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]:

List of available browsers:

Do you want to edit browser properties?
Yes [y], No [n, Enter]:

Multi-Window Ajax support?
Yes [y], No [n, Enter]:

Enter WebUI testing/HTTPS recording port [4440, Enter]:

Allow enternal data connectivity? Yes [y, Enter], No [n]:

After which, You should see the following output:

The SOASTA Conductor has started.

  1. SOASTA Conductor can be run subsequently by launching the Conductor shell script with the console parameter.

For example, if SOASTA Conductor is installed in the /opt/Conductor directory, you would use this command:

$ sh /opt/Conductor/bin/Conductor console

After which, You should see the following output:

The SOASTA Conductor has started.