Odoo 8 Installation for intermediate Server-Skills

Simple Odoo 8 (formerly OpenERP) installation on a local Server (Computer or Network in your Enterprise)
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

In this course we will install Odoo 8 on a local machine (Host: Mac, Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). You can do that on Windows, Linux or Mac if you want. You just need Ubuntu 14.04 or a Operating System which can run Virtualbox (a free Virtualisation Software).

For all interested people in Odoo 8 this is a must have course to take. It's about a way in order to get odoo running on a local server. If you get this idea right, you can host Odoo on a local Server (let's say on your computer itself) or a server in your enterprise. Where this host will be is only limited to your infrastructure. The best thing is: you do not need to buy Odoo (SaaS) package and this installation is not limited to a specific amount of users or time range.

But we will not only install Odoo, we will install all the required software like:

- A virtualization software (VirtualBox) which is free

- The Linux Operating System Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) which is also free.

What are the requirements?

  • There is no knowledge acquired in order to get this job done
  • You should not be afraid of using new techniques (for example command line). But there is a lot of documentation about this

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get started with Odoo 8 immediately without any costs
  • Have more background knowledge about Odoo and Odoo databases

Who is the target audience?

  • Everyone who is interested in Odoo 8 (self hosted solution)
  • People who want to know what the self hosted Odoo solution is all about
  • This is not for people who stick with Software as a Service

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction: Where to get started?

First: Do not watch the Background Knowledge Video about Vim until you reach file-editing on the server in the further videos. This is a jump-back video resource. It's only in the beginning so that you can not miss.

I point out that if you are experienced that you definitely can install VB and Ubuntu yourself. I would not recommend that, but I want to save your time if you are sure!:)

I'll give you a further overview of the agenda!

Good luck with your Odoo 8 (formerly OpenERP) installation!

Section 2: Optional: Background Knowledge

This is a jump-back resource. If you are lost while editing files on the server please come back and watch this video. It is an optional Video about Vim and Nano.

Section 3: Install Odoo on the Local Server

First things first:

In order to install Odoo Version 8 on a localhost we need the guest OS (Operating System). Which is

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Long Term Support) for this purpose.

Here is how you find out your processor specification on Windows:



In order to install Odoo Version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 we need the VirtualBox Software in order to install Ubuntu and

run in in a virtualised environment.


We create our first Virtual Machine (VM) with VirtualBox in which we will install Ubuntu and then we are setting up

Odoo Version 8.


First we install Ubuntu on the VM (Virtual Machine). We are getting closer to Odoo 8.


Just for the record:

Odoo 8 comes with a server. A server is a software which is written in programming code. In this instance this file serving server is the Odoo Server written in python and is accessible through port 8069. We will come to that (8069);) no worries.

But again:

Ubuntu 14.04.2 is an operating system (like Windows or Mac) which can act like a server when you install a server software. Luckily Odoo 8 brings it's server (or is a server).

Thanks for understanding. I know. I told it enough know;)


We set up port forwarding. This is crucial, because we want to access our server environment from our host machine (the Operating System you are running on your computer by default).

HTTP: 8080 : 80 (later we will change 80 to 8069)

SSH : 2222 : 22

Good luck with this!


Now we will install Odoo Version 8 with this installation script:


Your master password for Odoo will be:


if you do not change the script. If you run this on a real server please

delete the script and change the master password!

Good Luck with the Odoo 8 installation!

Section 4: Create the first Database and install more Modules

In this video we will have a look at the database manager in Odoo 8!

And we will create our first database in Odoo 8!


We will clone a git module for odoo into our addons folder. This can be very tackling, but with this tutorial it will work like a charm!

Section 5: User Administration

In this Odoo 8 tutorial on udemy we will create a new user in odoo and we will login. This Odoo 8 Tutorial is made for everyone who is stuck in the beginning and does not know how to login. But I'll give valuable side information about the login process in Odoo 8 (formerly OpenERP)

Section 6: Setup E-Mail Functionality

For this course I'll manage email addresses with google apps for work because I think it's the highest chance that we meet with this solution! It's not about commercialising this course or something. Actually I wanted to use only free products. But this Google Apps for works costs money, but if you want you can follow along with free gmail accounts for testing!

Good luck with setting up Google Apps for Work for your domain in order to use it as an Odoo 8 email provider.


You will see how to set up incoming mail servers in Odoo 8. This can be very easy. Then the user can receive emails through his or her email address in Odoo 8.


Sending E-Mails with Odoo can be non-trivial in the beginning. But in this Video we will create an email address and then configure the odoo outgoing mail servers under Email in the Settings. This can be very easy. We choose smtp Port 465, the Server is smtp.gmail.com (as we are localhost) and we will test the connection.

We test the email connection for errors through a password reset email.

Odoo 8 and Mails can be an easy thing!

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Instructor Biography

WordPress, SEO & Programimerung Malte Helmhold, Web-Entwicklung, SEO, Programmierung, WordPress & IT

Ich habe eigentlich an der TU-Dresden Wirtschaftsingeneurwesen im Bereich Wirtschaftsinformatik + Informationstechnik (C Programmierung, Nachrichtentechnik, Systemtheorie) studiert. Meine Arbeit als Agentur ist aber auf einem etwas höheren Abstraktionsniveu als das zweite Themengebiet. Eher auf dem der Wirtschaftsinformatik! Ein gewisser Hang zur absoluten Nerd-Technik bleibt natürlich trotzdem. Auch wenn viele meiner Seminare hier über SEO & Suchmaschinenoptimierung sind, ein paar technische Raffinessen müssen sein. Aber SEO war schon seit frühen Jahren ein absolutes Hobby von mir. Dass ich eine Online Marketing Agentur gründen will, wusste ich schon mit 17, weil ich mit 13 angefangen habe Flash-Websites zusammenzustückeln. Das ist jetzt mehr als 10 Jahre her:) Ich habe aber zwischendrin noch viele andere Sachen gemacht: Odoo (ERP System) & Java Programmierung (an der Uni) & Datenbanken (mySQL) Tutorien waren einige davon. Falls Ihr Odoo, WordPress oder SEO Hilfe braucht, könnt ihr gerne über die Berater ein paar Grüße hinterlassen. Euer Malte

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