Install Fast Data Masker on Linux

You can install Fast Data Masker on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 7.0 if you want to use Fast Data Masker in a Linux environment. You can install only one instance of Fast Data Masker on a computer. After you install the application, you can launch, uninstall, upgrade, or reinstall it, as appropriate.
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You can install Fast Data Masker on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 7.0 if you want to use Fast Data Masker in a Linux environment. You can install only one instance of Fast Data Masker on a computer. After you install the application, you can launch, uninstall, upgrade, or reinstall it, as appropriate.
Prerequisites
  1. Verify that Java version 1.8 or higher is already installed on the computer on which you want to install Fast Data Masker.
  2. Copy the Fast Data Masker installer from the installation media to your Linux computer.
  3. Navigate to the location (on your Linux computer) where you copied the Fast Data Masker installer. For example,
    # cd /root/FDM
  4. Locate the FDM.bin file:
    # cd FDM_Installer_Linux/Disk1/InstData/NoVM
    # ls
  5. Give the binary file execute permission:
    # chmod 755 FDM.bin
Install Fast Data Masker in GUI Mode
If your Linux system supports graphical user interfaces, use the GUI-based installer. Alternatively, use console mode for installation.
  1. Run the FDM.bin file to install Fast Data Masker on Linux as follows:
    # ./FDM.bin
    The command extracts the installation resources from the installer package, configures the installer for the environment, and launches the installer GUI.
  2. Click
    Next
    on the Welcome dialog.
  3. Read and accept the license agreement and click
    Next
  4. Browse to the directory location where you want to install the application and click
    Next
    .
    Default:
    /opt/CA/FastDataMasker
  5. Enter the default shell path and click
    Next
    .
    Default:
    /bin/bash
  6. Specify whether and where you want to create symbolic links (symlinks) after the installation:
    • In your home folder
      Lets you create symbolic links in the home directory after successful installation.
    • Other
      Lets you browse to the location where you want to create symbolic links after successful installation.
    • Don't create links
      Specifies that you do not want to create symbolic links after successful installation.
  7. Review the installation summary and click
    Install
    to start the installation.
    A dialog displaying installation progress opens. When the installation is done, the
    Install Complete
    dialog opens.
  8. Click
    Done
    to finish the installation.
    You have successfully installed Fast Data Masker in your Linux environment.
You can now verify the installation by launching the Fast Data Masker GUI. You can also uninstall, upgrade, and reinstall the application, if necessary.
Install Fast Data Masker in Console Mode
If your system does not support graphical user interfaces, use the console installer. Alternatively, use GUI mode for installation.
To change something on a previous step, type 'back'. To cancel this installation at any time, type 'quit'. To proceed, press Enter.
  1. Run the FDM.bin file to install Fast Data Masker on Linux as follows:
    # ./FDM.bin
    The command extracts the installation resources from the installer package, configures the installer for the environment, and launches the installer in console mode.
  2. Read the Welcome screen and press Enter.
  3. Read the license agreement. Press Enter repeatedly to scroll down. Enter Y to accept the license.
  4. Type the absolute path of the directory where you want to install the application, and press Enter.
    Default:
    /opt/CA/FastDataMasker
  5. Type the Unix default shell path and press Enter.
    Default:
    /bin/bash
  6. Specify whether and where you want to create symbolic links (symlinks) after the installation:
    • Default:
      /root
      Creates the default symbolic links in the top level directory.
    • In your home folder
      Lets you create symbolic links in the home directory after successful installation.
    • Choose Another Location
      Lets you browse to the location where you want to create symbolic links after successful installation.
    • Don't create links
      Specifies that you do not want to create symbolic links after successful installation.
  7. Press Enter to start the installation.
    You have successfully installed Fast Data Masker in your Linux environment.
You can now verify the installation by running a sample masking operation. You can also uninstall, upgrade, and reinstall the application, if necessary.
You cannot launch the Fast Data Masker GUI from the console.
Launch the Application
After you install the application, launch it to verify that the installation has completed without any issue. You cannot launch the application from a console.
  1. Navigate to the location (for example,
    /opt/CA/FastDataMasker
    ) where you installed the application:
    # cd /opt/CA/FastDataMasker/
  2. List the contents of the directory:
    # ls -l
    All the installed files are available in the location.
  3. Locate and run the FastDataMasker file:
    # ./FastDataMasker
    The Fast Data Masker UI opens. You can use the UI to get started with the data masking process.
Note:
If you created symbolic links in your home location at the time of installation, you can launch Fast Data Masker from that location as follows:
# cd /root 
# ./FastDataMasker
Uninstall the Application
If you no longer want to use installed Fast Data Masker instance, you can uninstall the application.
  1. Navigate to the location (for example,
    /opt/CA/FastDataMasker
    ) where you installed the application:
    # cd /opt/CA/FastDataMasker/
  2. List the contents of the directory:
    # ls -l
    All the installed files are available in the location.
  3. Locate and navigate to the
    _Fast Data Masker_installation
    directory:
    # cd _FastDataMasker_installation/
  4. List the contents of the directory:
    # ls -l
  5. Locate and run the following file to uninstall the application:
    # ./Uninstall_FastDataMasker_Installation
    The command opens the
    Uninstall Fast Data Masker Installation
     dialog.
  6. Click
    Uninstall
    to start the uninstallation. 
    A dialog displaying uninstall status opens. When the uninstallation is complete, the
    Uninstall Complete
    dialog opens.
  7. Click
    Done
    to finish the uninstallation process.
    You can navigate to the installation directory and can verify that only the
    Logs
    directory is available. All other files and directories are removed from the install location. 
Note:
 If you created symbolic links in your home location at the time of installation, you can launch Fast Data Masker uninstallation from that location as follows:
# cd /root 
# ./Uninstall_FastDataMasker_Installation
Upgrade to a Newer Version
If you want to upgrade the application to a newer version, you can do so by using the appropriate new installer. 
  1. Run the
    FDM.bin
    file for the new installer as explained in the installation section.
  2. Click
    Next
    on the Welcome dialog.
    A dialog displaying an upgrade message opens. 
  3. Review the message and click
    Next
     to upgrade your existing instance.
  4. Verify the auto-populated default shell path and click
    Next
    .
  5. Verify the application links information and click
    Next
    .
  6. Review the summary and click
    Next
    .
  7. Click
    Done
    when the upgrade is done.
  8. Launch the Fast Data Masker application as explained in the application launch section.
  9. Verify the new functionality in the interface to confirm that you have successfully upgraded to a new version of the application.
Reinstall the Application
If you want to reinstall Fast Data Masker for any reason, you can do so by using the same installer that you used for the initial installation.
  1. Run the
    FDM.bin
    file as explained in the installation section.
  2. Click 
    Next
     on the Welcome dialog.
    A dialog displaying a reinstall message opens. 
  3. Review the message and click 
    Next
     to reinstall the application.
  4. Verify the auto-populated default shell path and click 
    Next
    .
  5. Verify the application links information and click 
    Next
    .
  6. Review the summary and click 
    Next
    .
  7. Click 
    Done
     when the upgrade is done.
  8. Launch the Fast Data Masker application as explained in the installation section.
  9. Verify the functionality in the interface to confirm that you have successfully reinstalled the application.