Unifi

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unifi
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MaintainerUnnilennium
Urlhttps://wiki.contribs.org
Licenceproprietary
CategoryCategory:Category you want
Tags wifiubntubiquity
Warning.png Warning:
Beware this is still alpah stage. Use only for testing purpose


Maintainer

Jean-Philippe Pialasse

Version

Contrib 9:
smeserver-unifi
The latest version of smeserver-unifi is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


Description

Ubiquity network (ubnt) provides a UniFi controller which can run on a Linux server to monitor your UniFi devices. Those are WiFi and networking, professional grade devices. This contribution allow to install and follow the upgrade of this controller on a SME server . As this is proprietary software, we can not bundle it as a rpm and distribute it. This rpm is all you need to easily download and install with the least intervention on your SME.


Installation

First install the needed repositories.

yum install smeserver-extrarepositories-centos-sclo-rh smeserver-extrarepositories-epel 
signal-event yum-modify

Install the SME Server Package

yum install smeserver-unifi --enablerepo=smecontribs,smedev,epel,centos-sclo-rh

Launch the download and installation of your installer.

signal-event smeserver-unifi-install
config set UnsavedChanges no


you can now access to your UniFi controller using : https://YOURSERVERIP:8443

Follows the steps to configure the interface, and add your first devices.

Uninstall

yum remove smeserver-unifi  unifi

you can then remove the content of : /opt/UniFi and /opt/Unifi_bak

Upgrade installed version

This will be a 3 steps upgrade

  1. find the version you want to update to, and list of allowed to upgrade release from
  2. find your current version release, and update to the minimal needed release
  3. update to the last version you want.

First you will need to find the current installed version :

# config getprop unifi VersionToInstall
5.6.30

Then you will need to check what is the version needed to upgrade to the desired version. Let's say 6.0.43 : https://community.ui.com/releases/UniFi-Network-Controller-6-0-43/b28bb453-927a-4dd8-82f7-40af28505510

6.0.43 and earlier 6.0.x versions.
5.14.25 and earlier 5.14.x versions.
5.13.33 and earlier 5.13.x versions.
5.12.72 and earlier 5.12.x versions.
5.11.52 and earlier 5.11.x versions.
5.10.27 and earlier 5.10.x versions.
5.9.33 and earlier 5.9.x versions.
5.8.30 and earlier 5.8.x versions.
5.7.28 and earlier 5.7.x versions.
5.6.42 and earlier 5.6.x versions.
Most earlier versions are also supported for direct upgrade, going back to 3.1.0.

or 5.10.25

https://community.ui.com/releases/UniFi-Network-Controller-Stable-5-10-25/fc76945d-c918-4d8d-8cd1-094d05287f45
    Existing UniFi controllers must be on one of the following versions in order to upgrade directly to this version:
    5.10.24 and earlier 5.10.x versions.
    5.9.33 and earlier 5.9.x versions.
    5.8.30 and earlier 5.8.x versions.
    5.7.28 and earlier 5.7.x versions.
    5.6.42 and earlier 5.6.x versions.
    Most earlier versions are also supported for direct upgrade, going back to 3.1.0.

check the lowest release needed is available

# wget https://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip -O UniFi.unix.5.6.42.zip
--2021-01-12 15:15:16--  https://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip
Résolution de www.ubnt.com... 52.89.51.163, 52.36.159.148, 54.200.240.95
Connexion vers www.ubnt.com|52.89.51.163|:443...connecté.
requête HTTP transmise, en attente de la réponse...301 Moved Permanently
Emplacement: https://www.ui.com/downloads/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip [suivant]
--2021-01-12 15:15:16--  https://www.ui.com/downloads/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip
Résolution de www.ui.com... 52.40.47.125, 44.238.178.238, 52.33.211.203
Connexion vers www.ui.com|52.40.47.125|:443...connecté.
requête HTTP transmise, en attente de la réponse...301 Moved Permanently
Emplacement: https://dl.ubnt.com/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip [suivant]
--2021-01-12 15:15:16--  https://dl.ubnt.com/unifi/5.6.42/UniFi.unix.zip
Résolution de dl.ubnt.com... 13.225.199.94
Connexion vers dl.ubnt.com|13.225.199.94|:443...connecté.
requête HTTP transmise, en attente de la réponse...200 OK
Longueur: 63581448 (61M) [application/zip]
Sauvegarde en : «UniFi.unix.5.6.42.zip»

then set your update release, and launch event to do the upgrade :

# config setprop unifi VersionToInstall 5.6.42
# signal-event smeserver-unifi-install

then finally update to desired version

# config setprop unifi VersionToInstall 5.10.25
# signal-event smeserver-unifi-install

Configuration

here are the available configurations:

  • access : default is local, you can set it to public to allow access from the outside network
  • status : enabled
  • TCPPort : 8080,8443,8880,8843
  • VersionToInstall: here is the version number you want to install. Default is usually the version number of the rpm, currently 5.6.30 for smeserver-unifi-5.6.30. But you can force to install another version, if needed

Workaround

You might get the following warining in logs for mongodb

WARNING: soft rlimits too low. rlimits set to 1024 processes, 4096 files. Number of processes should be at least 2048 : 0.5 times number of files

the way to fix

sed -i s/1024/2048/ /etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf

Bugs

Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-unifi component or use this link


Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

IDProductVersionStatusSummary (3 tasks)
11321SME Contribs10alphaCONFIRMEDmultiple issues
10704SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDcan not start with dansguardian installed because of port 8080 conflict
10534SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDNFR : use the certificate associated with apache server

Changelog

Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.

smeserver-unifi Changelog: SME 9 (smecontribs)
2018/03/09 Jean-Philipe Pialasse 5.6.30-1.sme
- initial release

Requirements

Operating System:

  • Ubuntu Desktop / Server 14.04 or later (LTS Releases, 16.04 recommended)
  • Debian 7 “Wheezy” or later (LTS Releases, 8 recommended)
  • macOS Mavericks 10.9 or later (10.12 recommended)
  • Windows 7 or later (10 recommended)
  • Windows Server 2008 or later (2016 recommended)

CPU: x86-64 Processor (Intel / AMD x64 Processors)*

RAM: 1GB for Headless Servers; 2GB for GUI*

Network: 100Mbps Wired Ethernet*

HDD: Minimum 10GB free (20GB or more preferred)*

Java: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8

Web Browser: Google Chrome

MongoDB: version 2.6.10. (Mongo is offered bundled, so most users will not need to acquire separately. Some distros might use a slightly older version, but v2.6.10 is the one typicallybundled in the Windows/Mac packages, and hence what we will recommend here).

https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009221227-UniFi-Recommended-Minimum-System-Requirements

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