A while back, I did a quick video showing how quickly you could get the TICK Stack up and running on your Mac. It’s since come to my attention that the entire world doesn’t run on Mac OS X. (Where’s that sarcasm font when you really need it?) So I did it again, but this time for Linux—and don’t go telling me that there’s some other operating system out there that people use! (Again with the sarcasm font?)

This time I decided to do it all with as little actual typing as possible. I used almost exclusively cut-and-paste from our Downloads Page instead. Once again, I was able to do the entire thing in about 5 minutes, including creating my first dashboard using Chronograf.

Here’s the proof, in video form:

See how easy that was?

$ wget https://dl.influxdata.com/influxdb/releases/influxdb_1.4.2_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i influxdb_1.4.2_amd64.deb
$ sudo systemctl start influxdb
$ wget https://dl.influxdata.com/telegraf/releases/telegraf_1.5.2-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i telegraf_1.5.2-1_amd64.deb
$ wget https://dl.influxdata.com/chronograf/releases/chronograf_1.4.0.1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i chronograf_1.4.0.1_amd64.deb
$ wget https://dl.influxdata.com/kapacitor/releases/kapacitor_1.4.0_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i kapacitor_1.4.0_amd64.deb

Only nine commands, and the only one I actually typed was the one to start InfluxDB! What could be more simple than that?

Ok, your turn. Go see if you can install InfluxDB and get a dashboard up and running in under 5 minutes. Go ahead, beat my time, I dare you!

Also, follow me on twitter (@davidgsIoT), where I’m always talking about #TimeSeries, #IoT and #InfluxDB (and sometimes other stuff).

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