NetKernel Standard Edition 3.3.0

NetKernel Installation Guide

This guide describes how to download, install, and run 1060 Research NetKernel TM.

System requirements: To run NetKernel you must have a computer and operating system capable of running Java 1.4.2 or 1.5 or 1.6. NetKernel is platform neutral and has been deployed successfully on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Apple Mac OS X, Linux (Redhat, Suse) and Solaris.

Please consult the NetKernel forum topic focused on installation issues for up to date information or for assistance.

The installation process takes less than a minute, requires zero-configuration and once installed a simple web-based user interface makes getting started easy.


First, download and install Java on your operating system. You will need Java version 1.4.2 or later. Check with your operating system vendor or Sun's Java web site. Verify which version of Java you have by running the following command: "java -version"

Next, download NetKernel from the 1060 Research web site. You may choose the graphical installer or the tarball distribution.


Graphical Installer

The graphical (GUI) installer is available in a JAR file with the name 1060-NetKernel-SE-DKx.x.x.jar, where "x.x.x" is the specific release number of NetKernel. For example, the 3.3.0 release of NetKernel has a graphical installer 1060-NetKernel-SE-DK3.3.0.jar.

The graphical installer is suitable for client workstation installations or server installations where a graphical interface is available. The GUI installer is contained in an executable JAR file. In the directory where you downloaded 1060-NetKernel-SE-DKxxx.jar either double-click the jar file or at a command prompt type:

java -jar 1060-NetKernel-SE-DKx.x.x.jar
You will be presented with the language selection panel of the graphical installer. Follow the on-screen prompts. You will be requested to review and agree to the license terms - these are important so please read carefully. For more information on licensing visit 1060 Research. You will be requested to choose an install directory. The NetKernel files will then be unpacked into this directory and prepared for running. On the final page you are presented with a button to "Generate an automatic installation script." Don't worry about this irrelevant IzPack installer feature. NetKernel is now installed.

Tarball Distribution

The tarball distribution (tgz) is provided for installation on computers without a graphical display or for people who prefer a pure command-line driven installation.

Untar the tarball by typing in a shell or terminal:

tar -xzf 1060-NetKernel-SE-DKx.x.x.tgz
A directory 1060-NetKernel-SE-DKx.x.x/ will be created. Please see the file readme.txt for final installation instructions. On Unix systems a configuration script should be run to set the proper paths and environment variables. On Windows installations please see the readme for files for directions to complete the installation.

Booting NetKernel

To boot NetKernel go to the install directory you chose at installation (in the documentation this is given the shorthand <install>). Type the following at the command line:

bin/    [Linux/Unix]
bin\startup.bat [Windows]
After NetKernel boots and performs post installation configuration it is ready for you to explore with your browser. To access NetKernel, the documentation and interactive demos and tutorials use this address in your web-browser: http://localhost:1060/