Step-by-step guide for installing an Indica Appliance


  • Install a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit machine 
    • At least 16 Gb of memory (preferred 32Gb)
    • At least 6 cores (preferred 16)
    • Enough disk space to allow storing of the index and possible archive. 
  • Make sure SSH is installed, configured, and reachable from remote machines.

Please make sure the target machine has an active internet connection during installation and activation.

Installation Steps

Step 1
Gain SSH access to the target machine. This can be done with command-line SSH, PuTTY, or equivalent.

Step 2

Elevate your rights to root-level access using the following command:

sudo su

Step 3

Create the appliance directory using the following commands:

mkdir /net
cd /net

Step 4

In case you were provided with a download URL, run the following command to download the installation files:

wget [Download URL provided] 

In case you have the installation files available on disk, transfer the installation files to the target machine. This can be done using command-line scp, WinSCP, or equivalent. Once transferred, move the installation files to the /net directory:

mv </path/to/source> /net 

Step 5

Make sure your current working directory is "/net" and that the installation file is in this folder.

Extract the installation files with the following command:

tar -zxvf indica-latest.tar.gz 

Step 6

Start the installation of the appliance:


During installation, the install script will ask you some questions. If you're not sure what to enter, contact

Step 7

After installation, the appliance needs to be activated. Please navigate with a browser to the appliance ip address (http://[ipadress]) and press the phone home button. You will be given a serial code.

Send an email with the appliance serial code (serial) to We will provide you with the activation key needed to unlock your appliance. 

After you have successfully activated your appliance, your INDICA is ready for usage.