2. Install Thunderstorm Service

2.1. Get a Service License

To run THOR in Thunderstorm service mode, you need a license of a special type named „Service” license that allows this mode of operation.

Service License Type in Customer Portal

Service License Type in Customer Portal

2.2. Download Thunderstorm Installer Script

Use the Thunderstorm installer script thunderstorm-installer.sh for Linux systems published in our Github repository:


2.3. Install Required Packages

The Installer script requires the tools wget and unzip. Install these tools on your Linux server system with:

sudo apt install wget unzip
sudo yum install wget unzip
sudo zypper install wget unzip

2.4. Run Thunderstorm Installer Script

Make sure that the license file is in the current working directory together with the thunderstorm-installer.sh and run the following commands:

chmod +x thunderstorm-installer.sh

The script will show you the changes that it’s going to make and asks for a confirmation.

Thunderstorm Installer

Thunderstorm Installer

2.5. Debugging

2.5.1. Most Common Problems

  • Wrong or expired license

  • Port 8080 is already in use

2.5.2. Access the Web GUI

Check the Web GUI on:

2.5.3. Check the Log File

sudo tail -100 /var/log/thunderstorm/thunderstorm.log

2.5.4. Start Service Manually

sudo /opt/nextron/thunderstorm/thor-linux-64 --thunderstorm -t /etc/thunderstorm/thunderstorm.yml

Warning: in case of a successful service start, the log file will be created readable for root user only, make sure to delete if afterwards. An unwritable log file causes the service to fail.

sudo rm /var/log/thunderstorm/thunderstorm.log

2.6. Silent Installation

In cases in which you do not want the installer to prompt you for a confirmation (e.g. Docker installation), use the auto parameter.

sudo ./thunderstorm-installer.sh auto

2.7. Uninstall Thunderstorm

You can always uninstall THOR Thunderstorm with

sudo ./thunderstorm-installer.sh uninstall

The only files that are left on a system are the log files in /var/log/thunderstorm.