How Do I Install Virtuoso on macOS?

  1. Download the Virtuoso 8.x DMG archive (mwvpz2zz.dmg) from the download site.
      Note: Virtuoso 8.x requires OS X Lion (10.9) or later.
  2. Open the mwvpz2zz.dmg file, and drag the Virtuoso into your Applications folder or other preferred location.
      Once the copy is complete, you can Eject the Virtuoso 8.3 disk, and discard or retain the mwvpz2zz.dmg file as you prefer.
  3. If you haven’t already obtained a suitable Virtuoso 8.x license file, return to the download site and click on the Generate Evaluation License button from step 1 to obtain a Free 30 Day Evaluation License. It will be generated and emailed to your email account.
      In addition, a copy of the license file will also be stored in your OpenLink Data Spaces Briefcase folder.
  4. Double-click the Virtuoso icon in the Applications folder to trigger installation and startup of helper tools – the Virtuoso Monitor and OpenLink License Manager.
  5. Locate the Virtuoso Monitor in your menu bar – it’s the V icon toward the right.
    • You may also choose to automatically Start Virtuoso Monitor at Login, or you may prefer to manually start it when needed (by double-clicking Virtuoso, as you just did).
  6. In the Finder’s Go menu, select Go to Folder…, and input '/Library/Application Support/OpenLink/Licenses'.
    • Drag the license file (virtuoso.lic) you downloaded above into this folder.
    • You may receive a prompt, Modifying “Licenses” requires an administrator name and password. If so, click the Authenticate button, and input a Mac OS X administrator’s username and password.
  7. Open the Virtuoso Monitor menu, and select Start Default Instance.
  8. Open the Virtuoso Conductor, Virtuoso’s HTTP-based administration tool, by selecting Open Virtuoso Conductor from the Virtuoso Monitor menu, or by loading this URL in your Web Browser: http://localhost:8890/conductor.
  9. Use the Conductor to configure your Virtuoso instance for future use. For example, it is strongly advised that you change the default passwords for the dba and dav super-user accounts (drill down to System Admin --> User Accounts).