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Configuring Adobe Flash Media Server

You can find online resources about fms on the Adobe site.

Installing the Flash Media Server on Red Hat

First you have to download the application binary from the Adobe homepage:


Decompress the downloaded binary:

tar xvzf flashmediaserver2.tar.gz

Execute the installer script and follow the instructions

[root@eul0000795 root2]# FMS_2_0_4_r79_linux/installFMS
Copyright(C) 1993-2005 Macromedia, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Macromedia Flash Media Server 2.0 for Linux
Macromedia Flash Media Server 2.0 will be installed on this machine.
You will be asked a series of questions during the install
process and will be presented with the defaults for these questions.
Support is available at
To install Macromedia Flash Media Server now, press ENTER.
To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.

To customize the installation the easiest is to adapt the file fms.ini under /opt/macromedia/fms/conf/. Here you can find sections whit user administration, server ports and so on:

vim editing fms.ini

Managing fms server over the command line

All fms management tools and scripts are located in the fms root directory (usally /opt/macromedia/fms/). So to execute the commands navigate to the fms directory and execute the scripts whit a . (dot) in front.

Starting the fms server:

./fmsmgr server fms start

Stoping the fms server:

./fmsmgr server fms stop

Restarting the fms server:

./fmsmgr server fms restart

Starting the fms admin server:

./fmsmgr server adminserver start

Using the fms console to manage the fms server

The FMS Server contains a flash application which allows you to manage the server from remote.


Download the two file to your llocal machine and extract it:

The two files fms2_console.htm and fms2_console.swf can also be found in the fms application directory:

  • Default path /opt/macromedia/fms

Connect to the FMS Server

  • If you open the fms2_console.htm file in your browser you should be able to view the flash media server console.

fms console 1

  • Enter the server address and your credentials to access the server (create a valid user in the fms.ini file if not already done).

fms console 2

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