1.1 How the course works
Welcome to the RStudio Team system administration course!
How this course works#
When you start the course, you have a mostly empty virtual machine (VM), inside a virtual private network that also contains a "leader instance". This leader contains a mail server and an LDAP server. Later during the course you integrate with both.
Install R from pre-compiled binaries#
Your first task is to install R from pre-compiled binaries...
Install RStudio Server Pro#
... followed by installing RStudio Server Pro.
Security - configure LDAP#
After installation, you integrate RStudio Server Pro with an authentication mechanism, in this case an LDAP server that is on the leader instance.
Install and configure RStudio Connect#
After installing RStudio Connect you integrate with a RoundCube mail server (to enable Connect to send email), and you will establish a connection with RStudio Server Pro to deploy content.
Use RStudio Connect#
You will deploy some applications and reports from RStudio Server Pro to Connect, including an app that reads data from a database.
Install and use RStudio Package Manager#
Your final task is to install and configure RStudio Package Manager, and then to establish a connection with RStudio Server Pro.
Training server logistics#
You have access to your own (virtual machine) server with pre-installed R, some R packages, and loaded with necessary demo files and folders.
During this session you will:
- Get your login credentials for the virtual machine
- SSH into the machine
- Explore the machine, e.g. to find user files, classroom material, etc.
Next complete the exercise.
Signs of success:
- You can
sshinto the Virtual Machine