Biginsights installation in Linux

As a part of IBM Biginsights Series, in this post I am explaining about How to install IBM biginsights in Redhat Linux (RHEL7). Everyone know how to install VMware. It’s easy after Vmware installation, please check, your system has given requirements.

install infosphere biginsights

BIOS setting:
Press F10 > Security> System Security> Virtualization technology Enable> Press F10 to save and exit.

Requirements to install IBM InfoSphere BigInsights:
Minimum: 2CPUs, 4GB RAM, 30GB DISK
Recommended: 4CPUs, 8GB RAM, 70 GB DISK.

Step 1: Register and login in IBM account. Click this link to register.

03Step 2:

Go to your email account and confirm your account. Then login here.0

Step 3: Automatically It’s redirected to this page.


Step 4: scroll down, select desired version then click download.


Step 5: Download biginsights from this link. Now a pop up box will come, It’s take a lot of time to download (depends on your net speed).

Please note If you unzip that file, it consuming more memory. It means zip file just 12 GB, but after unzip it, that file size 27GB. After unzip place vmdk file (iibi3002_QuickStart_Cluster_VMware.vmdk) in Virtualbox VMS folder where your VMware is installed.

Now get ready to install IBM Biginsights in Virtual Machine.

Step 6: Click on Open Virtual machine.


Step 7: It’s popup this link click VMX  and open. That’s it, automatically VMware configured everything.

2Step 8: It’s 8GB, 4 CPUs, but If you have only 8gb, ram, change it to 6gb and 2cpus. The main reason, your system also utilize some amount of ram. So to prevent problems, configure like that.


Step 9:  Double click on Memory or click on edit  virtual machine settings to modify the memory and processors.

4Step 10:  Change ram size  from 8192 to 6916, then click ok. Similarly Change processors from 4 to 2.

5Step 11: Finally click on Start up this Guest operating system. Automatically It’s ask many popup ok buttons, simply click OK Ok Ok.


Step 12:  Now Biginsights installing like this (showing in the percentage).

8Step 13: After installation, It’s asking, Bivm login: enter root, then enter Password: <here your desired password>(example: PAss123)).

set root name in installation

Step 14: Again It Asking BiAdmin Username: <your desired username example: biadmin>, Then asking password: <enter desired password example:BIadmin123). Finally It asking Language. Enter your language example: English US. (Please note these passwords, languages, not changeable). Click F10.


select language in installationStep 15: Now almost IBM InfoSphere BigInsights installed successfully. simply login your credentials. Username: biadmin. Password: PAss123.     login biadminStep 16:  Now automatically you are enter into InfoSphere BigInsights console. Now installation process successfully completed.

IBM infosphere biginsightsIt’s not only for Redhat linux (RHEL7), any OS, either windows, Ubuntu, any OS, you follow same steps.

One thought on “Biginsights installation in Linux”

  1. I am a having a file named ” iibi3002_QuickStart_x86_64.tar.gz ” downloaded from the same Source . But I dont know how to install.

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