Is it possible to use a JIRA server on a Scaleway C1 instance (bare metal ARM)? It is!
Did you know that you can buy an official license for a stand-alone JIRA server for only 10$? Even better, Atlasian actually donates the money to charity. Of course, this license is limited to 10 users.
This setup is inspired from . The Scaleway bare-metal 4-core ARM has the similar processing power with the Raspberry Pi 2... with better, faster Ethernet network interface and more reliable storage (over network).
Create a Scalaway instance
Configure the instance:
Start the instance:
To connect to the server:
ssh -i scaleway_key firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Atlassian JIRA (get the tar.gz, not the binary installer which will not run on ARM), and unpack it:
wget https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/downloads/binary/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2.tar.gz tar xf atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2.tar.gz
apt-get install software-properties-common add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java apt-get update apt-get install oracle-java8-installer apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
Check your brand new JRE:
~# java -version java version "1.8.0_121" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode)
See atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/README.txt for install instructions:
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/ nano atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/jira-application.properties
# Do not modify this file unless instructed. It is here to store the location of the JIRA home directory only and is typically written to by the installer. jira.home = /usr/local/jira
You are ready to start the server with atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/bin/start-jira.sh.
To run JIRA in the foreground, start the server with start-jira.sh -fg executing as current user ..... .... .NMMMD. ... .8MMM. $MMN,..~MMMO. .?MMM. .MMM?. OMMMMZ. .,NMMMN~ .IMMMMMM. .NMMMN. .MMMMMN, ,MMMMMM$..3MD..ZMMMMMM. =NMMMMMM,. .,MMMMMMD. .MMMMMMMM8MMMMMMM, .ONMMMMMMMMMMZ. ,NMMMMMMM8. .:,.$MMMMMMM .IMMMM..NMMMMMD. .8MMMMM: :NMMMMN. .MMMMMM. .MMMMM~. .MMMMMN .MMMMM?. Atlassian JIRA Version : 7.3.2 If you encounter issues starting or stopping JIRA, please see the Troubleshooting guide at http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Installation+Troubleshooting+Guide Using JIRA_HOME: /usr/local/jira Server startup logs are located in /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/logs/catalina.out Using CATALINA_BASE: /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone Using CATALINA_HOME: /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/temp Using JRE_HOME: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/ Using CLASSPATH: /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/bin/bootstrap.jar:/root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/bin/tomcat-juli.jar Using CATALINA_PID: /root/atlassian-jira-software-7.3.2-standalone/work/catalina.pid Tomcat started.
Using the heavily "java"-loaded JIRA on a mini ARM board cannot result in a speedy or reactive interface, but it is usable if you do not mind to wait a few seconds between each page. JIRA pages themselves are well-designed to support long latency during asynchronous updates.
This solution is perfect for managing your life with tickets. Public and private TODO-style projects can be created. The limitation of 10 users is not an actual problem if a generic account for "friends" or "family" is shared among all other users of the server. You would not like to create a dedicated user for each person you know anyway.
|||Stefan Fuchs, "JIRA on a raspberry pi 2 ", https://gist.github.com/idefux/661b5be8567c8c498131|
|||Atlassian Docs, "Installing Java", https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver073/installing-java-861253016.html|
|||webupd8.org, "Install Oracle JAva 8 in Ubuntu", http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html|