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Installing Abaqus 2020 on CentOS / Redhat 7  

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It is easy to install Abaqus 2020 on a CentOS/Redhat 7 computer using the following commands:

sudo yum install redhat-lsb
cd [to install directory inside the "1" folder]
sudo ./
sudo systemctl stop firewalld
sudo systemctl disable firewalld

The firewall commands are optional.


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Dear Jorgen,

we are trying to install Abaqus 2020 on a server using the newest version of CentOS.

After multiple attempts, also by using the commands you have posted, we have no further ideas what to do because not even the installation of basic Abaqus Standard is working. Installation log file std_inst.log for example does not provide any hints for me:

<4728 out of 7090 licenses remain available>.
Begin Analysis Input File Processor
Mon 31 Aug 2020 09:40:02 AM CEST
Run pre
Mon 31 Aug 2020 09:40:03 AM CEST
Abaqus Error: Analysis Input File Processor exited with an error.
Begin SIM Wrap-up
Mon 31 Aug 2020 09:40:04 AM CEST
Run SMASimUtility
Mon 31 Aug 2020 09:40:04 AM CEST
End SIM Wrap-up
Abaqus/Analysis exited with errors

We used Abaqus 2017 before which worked quite well but we would like to use some features of Abaqus 2020.

Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I have been able to install Abaqus 2020 on CentOS 8 using the approach described here.

At the bottom of that article there is a useful comment by @JoKalliauer

He basically said that he is using virtualization to make it work. I am able to run abaqus 2020 on CentOS 8 relatively OK, the main issue I see is that the abaqus simulations do not terminate properly once the simulation is done. I work around that by defining the following alias:

abakill='killall pre; killall standard; killall explicit'

This weekend I'm planning on installing the latest Abaqus hotfix to see if that works better...