This is a guide to installing the Bytemark Command-Line Client. We recommend you use a package manager to install our software so that you get automatic updates.
Find your operating system in the list below and follow the instructions to get started!
OS X (via Homebrew)
Ensure you have Xcode Command Line Tools installed, then open Terminal and run this command:
brew install bytemarkhosting/tools/bytemark-client
Alternatively, grab a one-off download (but you won’t get any automatic updates).
Debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Mint, etc)
Create the file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bytemark-client.list with these contents:
deb https://repo.bytemark.co.uk/bytemark-client/debian ./
Run these commands to install the Bytemark package signing key and the software:
wget -O- https://secure.bytemark.co.uk/key/repositories-2014.key \ | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bytemark-client
Fedora & other dnf or yum-based systems
For dnf-based systems you can run the following command to add the bytemark-client repository to your config and then install the client.
dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.bytemark.co.uk/bytemark-client/rpm/bytemark-client.repo dnf install bytemark-client
For yum based systems you can download the repo file into /etc/yum.repos.d and install the client using the following example.
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/bytemark-client.repo https://repo.bytemark.co.uk/bytemark-client/rpm/bytemark-client.repo yum install bytemark-client
You can grab a one-off download (but you won’t get any automatic updates).
Windows (via Chocolatey)
Open Powershell and run this command:
choco install bytemark
Alternatively, grab a one-off download and run it from the command-line.
You can find all our one-off downloads at one-off download including for freebsd and openbsd, and previous versions of the tools.
Once you’ve installed the client, run
bytemark to show the available commands.
- If you’re completely new to Bytemark then signup for an account.
- If you have an account with us already, tell the command-line client to use your account and username by default:
bytemark update config --account alice bytemark update config --user alice
Now you can create a Cloud Server.