The Linux Database Server Manager contains the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise database server which stores the QuickBooks company files. Users running QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise on a Windows client computer can access the QuickBooks company files to perform QuickBooks Enterprise operations and request data.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Preparing to Install
    • Components
    • System Requirements
    • Firewall and Antivirus compatibility
    • Configuration Recommendations
  • The Installation Process
  • After Installation
    • Configure the Linux Database Server Manager

The following information is intended for a system administrator who is familiar with the Linux operating system, understands network operations, and has permissions to properly install and configure the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Linux Database Server Manager.


See the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Website.  US or Canada, for more information, including the PDF version of the Linux Database Server Manager Installation and Configuration Guide.

Error Messages

The qbmonitord daemon uses the Linux syslog utility. All qbmonitord error log mesages are output to the /var/log/qbmonitord.log file.

Important: You must restart the syslog daemon after you install the Linux Database Server Manager RPM to enable logging to the qbmonitord.log file.

  • To view the end of the qbmonitord.log file and examine the output as it continues, enter tail -f /var/log/qbmonitord.log.
  • To view more than the last 10 lines, enter tail -n 100 -f /var/log/qbmonitord.log.