Deployment Guide

Fire Insights can be easily installed on an Azure Standalone VM.


  • java 8 should be installed
  • if you do not already have it, Need to install
  • Download it from below link:
  • Install using below command (Centos):

    yum localinstall jdk-8uxxx-linux-x64.rpm
  • Set the below in .bash_profile:

    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_xxx-amd64/

Below are the overall steps for installing Fire Insights on VM.


  • Create a VM on Azure:

    Create a vm if you do not already have it running.
  • Update the inbound rule

    - ssh port ie 22 should be accessible to ssh to Azure VM.
    - We would have Fire listening on ports 8080, so just ensure its opened.
  • ssh into the VM:

    ssh -i my.pem userp@public ip.
  • Just Confirm that java 8 is already installed, if not follow above steps:

    java -version
  • Download the fire tgz file by one of the following options:

  • Unpack it:

    tar xvf fire-x.y.z.tgz
  • Create H2 DB:

    Fire stores its metadata into the embedded H2 database. You can also connect it to an external MySQL database.
      cd <fire install_dir>
  • Launch Fire Server:

    cd <fire install_dir>
    ./ start
  • Open your web browser and navigate to:

  • Login with the following default username and password:

    username : admin
    password : admin

Loading Example Workflows

  • From the home page of Fire Insights, click on *Load Example Applications*
  • Upload the Fire examples data with default or if data is available at anyother location, point to that location:

Install and Start Running Example Workflows

  • Start off with executing the example workflows:

    - Fire comes pre-packaged with a number of example workflows, you can start executing.