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EL7 Plex Media Server

Getting Plex Media Server working under EL7 is an absolute breeze. Here are the steps needed to get your own server up and rocking.

HOW TO INSTALL

This is getting PMS installed via my yum repository.

    sudo yum install https://schotty.com/yum/plex_el7/schotty-plex-el7-release-1-1.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum makecache
    sudo yum install plexmediaserver

FIX THE FIREWALL TO ALLOW PMS

    sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=32400/tcp
    sudo firewall-cmd --reload

CREATE PLEX SYSTEM GROUP

This is at your discretion as to what to name it, but you will need a dedicated plex group. Ensure that your media folder(s) have group ownership of this media group account.

    sudo groupadd media
    sudo usermod -G media plex
    sudo usermod -G media YOUR-PRIMARY-USER

ENABLE AND START PMS DAEMON

    sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver
    sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver

LOGIN & CONFIGURE

Then in a browser navigate to your server in web browser:

    http://IP_OR_DOMAIN_NAME:32400/webindex.html

Then proceed to configure Plex as you see fit.

TROUBLESHSOOTING

  • Firefox has an issue with HTML5, so disable that in your web browser if you are having issues. This is a client side issue, not a server side one. Chrome and Edge do not currently have this bug.

  • One thing that may be an issue is your permissions on your media. A simple fix would be to allow owner & group full rwx access, and others rx:

    sudo chmod -R 775 /media/files/location/
    sudo chmod -R YOUR-PRIMARY-USER:media /media/files/location/