Online Installation (AER 2.32)

This section is for installations on machines that have access to the internet.

Note: Before proceeding, ensure the installation requirements are met. Your support representative will provide you with a download URL for the Anaconda Repository installer. Make sure you have the download URL.

1. Install MongoDB 2.6

In a terminal window, create the yum repo file as the root user:

curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-tools-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-shell-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-server-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-mongos-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm

Note: Ubuntu users use apt-get instead of yum.

MongoDB for Redhat and CentOS 7

Install MongoDB:

sudo yum install -y mongodb-org*

Start MongoDB:

sudo systemctl start mongod

Verify that MongoDB is running:

$ sudo systemctl status mongod
mongodb (pid 17258) is running...

MongoDB for Redhat and CentOS 6.7+

Install MongoDB:

sudo yum install -y mongodb-org*

Start MongoDB:

sudo /etc/init.d/mongod start

Verify that MongoDB is running:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/mongod status
mongodb (pid 17258) is running...

MongoDB for Ubuntu 12.04+

Install MongoDB:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv 7F0CEB10

echo 'deb dist 10gen' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org=2.6.9 mongodb-org-server=2.6.9 mongodb-org-shell=2.6.9 mongodb-org-mongos=2.6.9 mongodb-org-tools=2.6.9

Start MongoDB:

sudo service mongodb start

You will receive verification that MongoDB is running:

start: Job is already running: mongodb

Note: If you don’t specify a version like 2.6.9, apt-get will install the latest stable version, which is 3.x.

Additional MongoDB resources

For additional MongoDB installation information see

2. Create the Anaconda Repository administrator account

In a terminal window, create a new user account for Anaconda Repository named anaconda-server, and switch to this new account:

sudo useradd -m anaconda-server

The anaconda-server user is the default for installing Anaconda Repository. Any username can be used.

NOTE: The use of the root user is discouraged.

Create Anaconda Repository package storage directory:

sudo mkdir -m 0770 -p /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage

Assign the anaconda-server user ownership of this directory:

sudo chown -R anaconda-server:anaconda-server /opt/anaconda-server

Switch to the Anaconda Repository administrator account:

sudo su - anaconda-server

3. Install Anaconda Repository

Download installer

Download Anaconda Repository installer from the download URL provided by your support representative:


Install Anaconda Repository, following the prompts in the installation routine:


Review and accept the license terms:

Welcome to Anaconda Repository 2.32 (by Anaconda, Inc.)
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement.
Please, press ENTER to continue.

Once you have reviewed the license terms, approve them:

Do you approve the license terms? [yes|no] yes

Accept the default location or specify an alternative:

anaconda_repository will now be installed into this location:
/home/anaconda-server/repo  -Press ENTER to confirm the location
-Press CTRL-C to abort the installation
-Or specify a different location below
 [/home/anaconda-server/repo] >>> /home/anaconda-server/repo" [Press ENTER]
  installing: python-2.7.11-0
  Python 2.7.11 :: Anaconda, Inc.
  creating default environment... installation finished.

At the end of the installation routine, update the anaconda-server user’s path (prepending /home/anaconda-server/repo) by answering yes at the prompt to add the install location to your path:

Do you wish the installer to prepend the anaconda_repository install location to PATH in your /home/anaconda-server/.bashrc ? [yes|no]

Type “yes” and press ENTER.

For the new path changes to take effect, source your .bashrc:

source ~/.bashrc

4. Configure Anaconda Repository

Now initialize the web server, choose the package storage location, and create the first user.

  1. Initialize the web server and indicate the filepath for the package storage location:

    anaconda-server-config --init
    anaconda-server-config --set fs_storage_root /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage

    NOTE: The location for file storage can be any location owned by the anaconda-server user that you created in step 2.

  2. Configure the connection to your MongoDB database:

    anaconda-server-config --set MONGO_URL mongodb://localhost

    NOTE: You may also configure an external MongoDB database. See the advanced installation instructions for details.

  3. If you are not using LDAP or Kerberos authentication, create an initial superuser account for Anaconda Repository:

    anaconda-server-create-user --username "superuser" --password "yourpassword" --email "" --superuser

    NOTE: Replace “superuser” with a username of your choice, “yourpassword” with a password of your choice, and “” with an email address where you wish to receive system email notifications.

    NOTE: To ensure the bash shell does not process any of the characters in this password, limit the password to lower case letters, upper case letters and numbers, with no punctuation. After setup the password can be changed with the web interface.

  4. Initialize the Anaconda Repository database:

    anaconda-server-db-setup --execute

    NOTE: The above command is also run when upgrading AE-Repo. Upgrade and then run:

    anaconda-server-db-setup --execute

    Then restart the server.

    NOTE: More configuration options can be controlled with one or more .yaml configuration files. Anaconda Repository reads configuration files from /etc/anaconda-server/*.yaml, then $PREFIX/etc/anaconda-server/*.yaml, then from the path specified in the environment variable ANACONDA_SERVER_CONFIG if it is set and the command line argument --config-file was not used, then from the path specified in the command line argument --config-file if it was used. All configuration is merged, and options from files read earlier are overwritten by files read later. If there are multiple files in the same directory, they are read in alphabetical order.

5. Set up automatic restart on reboot, fail or error

  1. Run the script to configure supervisord management of the Anaconda server and worker processes:

    This will generate the /home/anaconda-server/repo/etc/supervisord.conf file and add a crontab rule to restart supervisor after each reboot.

    If an error message says that the user is disallowed from using cron and could not add the crontab rule, you can add it manually with sudo. Edit the crontab file:

    sudo crontab -e -u anaconda-server

    When the file is open for editing, add this entry:

    @reboot /home/anaconda-server/repo/bin/supervisord
  2. Verify that the server is running with:

    supervisorctl status

    If installed correctly, you see:

    binstar-server RUNNING   pid 10831, uptime 0:00:05
  3. View log file at:


6. Start and log on to Anaconda Repository

  1. Open your browser and log onto Anaconda Repository by visiting http://your.anaconda.repository:8080/ using the superuser account you created in step 4 above.

    NOTE: Replace “your.anaconda.repository” with the IP address or domain name of your repository.

  2. If you are using LDAP or Kerberos authentication, modify your user account to be a superuser. For example, if your user account is “jsmith”:

    anaconda-server-admin set-superuser "jsmith"

NOTE: See Troubleshooting your Anaconda repository installation if you have issues starting the repo server.

7. Client configuration

Follow the Client configuration instructions so you can use one or more clients to communicate with the server.

8. Install Anaconda Repository License file

In your browser, go to http://your.anaconda.repository:8080. Follow the onscreen instructions to upload the license file that you received in an email from your sales representative.

NOTE: Replace “your.anaconda.repository” with the IP address or domain name of your repository.

Contact your sales representative or support representative if you cannot find or have any questions about your license.

After uploading the license file, you will see the login page. Log in using the superuser user and password that you created in step 4 above.

TIP: You can view the current license information and upload a new license file by visiting the URL http://your.anaconda.repository:8080/admin/license. NOTE: Replace “your.anaconda.repository” with the IP address or domain name of your repository.

Alternate license install: Copy the license file directly into the /home/anaconda-server/.continuum directory.

9. (Optional) Mirror installers for Anaconda and Miniconda

Miniconda and Anaconda installers can be served by Anaconda Repository via the static directory located at /home/anaconda-server/repo/opt/anaconda-server/installers. To serve up the latest Miniconda installers for each platform, download them and copy them to the extras directory. The following code snippets assume /tmp exists.

Define URL for miniconda installers:


The Miniconda*latest*.sh always point to the latest Miniconda installers. Either these can be mirrored or the ones with the latest version number can be mirrored. Define the list of installers to mirror:




# miniconda installers
mkdir -p /tmp/extras
pushd /tmp/extras

for installer in $versions
    curl -O $URL$installer

Define URL for anaconda installers:


Similarly, define the anaconda version to mirror. For instance, to mirror version 4.3:





# miniconda installers
mkdir -p /tmp/extras
pushd /tmp/extras

for installer in $versions
    curl -O $URL$installer

Copy extras folder which contains all installers that will be mirrored in the repo:

# Move installers into static directory
cp -a /tmp/extras /home/anaconda-server/repo/lib/python2.7/site-packages/binstar/static

Users can download the installers using curl from following URL:

# Fill in server name, port, and specific installer for your platform
curl -s -O http://your.anaconda.repository:8080/static/extras/

NOTE: Replace “your.anaconda.repository” with the IP address or domain name of your repository.

10. Mirror Anaconda Cloud

The final step is to mirror the packages from a subset of channels on Anaconda Cloud to the local Anaconda Repository. The channels to mirror are as follows:

Channel Description
anaconda Default anaconda channel containing all packages built and supported by Anaconda, Inc. Also contains custom packages.
r If you would like conda packages for r, mirror this channel. It is typically done under an r account.
If the local Anaconda Repository will be used by Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks the recommended method is to mirror these channels under the wakari account.
anaconda-adam Anaconda-adam is used to manage the environments on a cluster. If you plan to use anaconda-scale for cluster management, mirror the anaconda-adam packages.
msys2 msys2 is required by quite a few windows packages. See

The packages will be mirrored to the package store defined by the “fs_storage_root” key as described in the section “Configure Anaconda Repository” above.

Mirror Anaconda

Mirror the anaconda channel from Anaconda Cloud Repository:


Note: Due to the size of the Anaconda Cloud repo and depending on the available Internet bandwidth, the mirror process can take hours.

Mirror anaconda repository contains documentation and advanced yaml config for mirroring other channels.