To evaluate BeyondCron, simply download the BeyondCron components in your preferred format and follow the installation instructions.
Server for executing jobs locally and or/remotely using ssh.
Command line interface for creating and managing BeyondCron jobs.
Server for maintaining and scheduling jobs.
bc-server will run unrestricted for 3 months, if you wish to continue using BeyondCron beyond this period, please request a license.
Server providing a web based BeyondCron management console.
Create the file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/beyondcron.list with the following contents:
deb https://beyondcron.com/dists/stable /
Download the BeyondCron signing key:
# cd /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d; wget https://beyondcron.com/dists/stable/beyondcron.gpg
apt-get update returns an error similar to
The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found, install the package
apt-transport-https. If that is not possible, change the repository protocol to
Create the file
/etc/yum.repos.d/beyondcron.repo with the following contents:
[beyondcron] name=BeyondCron packages baseurl=https://beyondcron.com/dists/stable gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://beyondcron.com/dists/stable/RPM-GPG-KEY-beyondcron metadata_expire=300 enabled=1
To test BeyondCron in a pre-configured demonstration environment, simply download the appliance, and import into VirtualBox or VMware.
Note: when importing into VMware, you may need to import with relaxed checks.
The appliance is pre-configured with the following operating system and BeyondCron users.
|jsmith||User with full BeyondCron administration permissions.|
|guest||User with BeyondCron read only permissions.|
Note: each users password is the same as their name.
Using the web interface
To connect to the BeyondCron web interface (bc-web), connect to
http://<appliance_hostname>:8080, and login in as jsmith or guest.
Using the command line interface
To use the BeyondCron command line interface (bc-cli), simply
ssh into the appliance as jsmith, or guest, and execute
Note: If using VirtualBox, and the default ports
8080 are already in use, VirtualBox will change them to available ports. To confirm which ports, in VirtualBox:
- display the settings window
- select the “Network” tab
- select “Advanced”
- select “Port Forwarding”