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Install Unifi Video 3.2.0 (NVR) on Ubuntu 14.04

I’m starting with a fresh, fully updated server install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64bit.

Download the Unifi Video 3.2.0 deb package

wget http://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/unifi-video/3.2.0/unifi-video_3.2.0-Ubuntu14.04_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i unifi-video_3.2.0-Ubuntu14.04_amd64.deb

At this point you will probably receive an error about missing dependencies. No worries, simply run the following.

sudo apt-get -f install

That command will install all the needed dependencies and finish installing the unifi video deb package. At this point, Unifi Video is installed and should be running. Open a web browser and point it to https://ipaddress:7443.

Yes, the Ubiquiti TS-16-CARRIER can be separated into two units

I’m making this post simply because I had this question and could not find a conclusive answer. Here’s the back story.

I have a project where I needed 2 Toughswitches. And I needed the 8 port units as the 5 port switch was too small. However when I went to order the switches, every single seller of them had them listed as ‘back ordered’. I could get the 5 port models or the 16 port models, but those aren’t what I needed. That’s when I had the idea, since their ’16 port’ carrier model is nothing but two 8 port switches in a rack-mountable carrier, can they be taken out of the carrier and used separately? I didn’t want to take a $400 gamble to get one, and find out that they were difficult or impossible to take out of the carrier. Or that maybe that ran a special firmware that required them to work as a pair. The web provided no assistance on this question.

So I started calling some distributors to ask. What I found out right away was that the 8 port switches are back ordered because at this time there are labor issues and ships are not able to get in to port in Los Angeles. Secondly no one was able to specifically answer my question, but believed that what I wanted to do, could be done. So I went ahead and ordered a Ubiquiti TS-16-CARRIER.

I’m hear to say that it can done, and done easily. The face plate can be simply be popped off and the 2 8 port switches slide right on out. At that point, the are completely independent of each other. See photos below.

1-Ubiquiti_TS-16-CARRIER 2-Ubiquiti_TS-16-CARRIER 3-Ubiquiti_TS-16-CARRIER

Installing Unifi Video (NVR) on Debian Wheezy

Add a sources.list file for the Unifi repo

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64] http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi-video/apt wheezy ubiquiti” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unifi-video.list’

Add the GPG key

wget -O – http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi-video/apt/unifi-video.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –

Update your repos

sudo apt-get update

Install unifi-video

sudo apt-get install unifi-video

Access the interface to initiate configuration

https://hostname:7443

Installing Unifi v3 on Debian Wheezy

This post is specific to installing the current stable (3.2.1) release of the Unifi controller software on Debian Wheezy.

Edit your sources.list file and add the following line.

deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/debian debian

Add the GPG key

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv C0A52C50

Update your repos

sudo apt-get update

Install the v3 of Unifi

sudo apt-get install unifi-rapid

Note: If you already have v2 installed, you can simply remove unifi and then install unifi-rapid. That will upgrade your current config (at least it did for me).