How to install NICE DCV on RedHat/CentOS 7.x and 8.x

Our easy step-by-step script guides you through installation NICE DCV on RedHat/CentOS 7.x and 8.x. The script will first update the OS, install the nVidia driver and then install and configure NICE DCV. Including update of the OS it takes around 15-30 minutes to get NICE DCV up and running.

Please note:

  • The NICE DCV Server is supported in addition on SLES and Ubuntu in case preferred

Here is a part of the script:

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# identify the right DCV server to download
dcv_version="2020"
echo Checking for latest DCV $dcv_version version
dcv_server=`curl --silent --output - https://download.nice-dcv.com/ | \
    grep href | egrep "$dcv_version" | grep "el8" | grep Server | sed -e 's/.*http/http/' -e 's/tgz.*/tgz/' | head -1`
echo "We will be downloading DCV server from $dcv_server"
echo

# install DCV
sudo rpm --import https://d1uj6qtbmh3dt5.cloudfront.net/NICE-GPG-KEY # allow the package manager to verify the signature
echo Downloading DCV Server from $dcv_server
wget $dcv_server

tar zxvf nice-dcv-*el8*.tgz
cd nice-dcv-*x86_64
sudo yum install nice-dcv-server-*.el8.x86_64.rpm \
     nice-xdcv-*.el8.x86_64.rpm nice-dcv-gl-*.el8.x86_64.rpm \
     nice-dcv-gltest-*.el8.x86_64.rpm nice-dcv-simple-external-authenticator-*.el8.x86_64.rpm -y

Here you can download the NICE DCV on Redhat/CentOS installation script which we recommend to install step-by-step so you can monitor what is happening and check the proper progress and results of checks:

Additional background can be found in the online documentation of the NICE DCV server installation.

After the installation of NICE DCV you can proceed with a trial of EnginFrame Views offering intuitive and load-balanced session management including Single-Sign On.

Installation of CentOS 7.x or 8.x on AWS

In case you want to try NICE DCV on AWS on e.g. a g4 instance featuring a T4 nVidia GPU you can quick-start with deploying one of the CentOS AMIs found here: https://wiki.centos.org/Cloud/AWS.

If you are interested in more details or have any questions please let us know via our contact form. Please also see our other Technical Guides related to NICE DCV and the EnginFrame portal.