Time
2 hours 58 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
3

Video Transcription

00:00
Hi, You're watching module to yes, X I and V Center Server.
00:05
Lesson six. Installing these into server appliance.
00:08
But just before we do it, let me illustrate what we're about to do. First we need in his Excite host, so we're going to use the one we installed in module to Lesson two.
00:19
Next, we need to download TV Centre seven planes I Esso image from my dot Veum dot com.
00:26
You also need network connectivity between your client machine and the SX I host on which you want to install the center,
00:33
and you also need to configure the same D n a server on both your client machine. And he is excited host. But that's not required.
00:41
Finally, you should configure in F Q d n for your re center on the d n. A sober.
00:46
I chose the centre dot V's fear dot foundations. Now, with this out of the way, let's get started.
00:52
Once you download the center's I Esso image, go ahead and extract its content. If you navigate the archive, you'll see a folder named V. C. S. A.
01:00
It actually contains V centers template It is this overly a file that is going to become a virtual machine. That is our reason to server appliance. But how do you get it deployed on your ***? I? Well, there are two ways to do
01:15
so. Go back one level and you should see a folder named VCs, a dash cli dash installer.
01:22
This folder contains scripts that will deploy the over a fire 26 I host, but we're not doing it with CLI. There's actually an easier way using a gooey. So go back one level again and you should see your folder named VCs say that you are dash installer. This is the one.
01:41
So double click on that
01:42
and choose an installer that corresponds to your operating system. In my case, it's Mac,
01:48
and you should find an installer application. Double click on that,
01:52
and this window comes up.
01:53
This is called the U. I installer. It has four options.
01:57
Truths in stall. If you want to deploy a brand new reason to server appliance to upgrade, if you want to upgrade in existing V center toe a newer version,
02:07
choose migrate to convert existing, be center from a windows based insulation, tow an appliance
02:14
and finally choose restore. If you want to redeploy the center from existing backup you performed earlier,
02:21
so we'll choose. Install
02:23
on this window informs you that the installation goes through two stages.
02:28
State. One is the deployment of the appliance, which means the creation of the V's enter virtual machine on the Essex I host and Stage two is actually the configuration of the appliance itself.
02:38
Now let's click on next to start the first stage.
02:43
Go ahead and accept the end user license agreement.
02:46
And here's where it asks you for the deployments type we spoke about in less and five.
02:52
If you've got two single site to manage, choose the embedded PSC deployment, which means that the center and the PSC will co exist on the same VM. If you've got multiple sites, choose the external PSC deployment. But if you notice here, there are two options. The 1st 1 installs that B A, C V M,
03:10
and the 2nd 1 installs the view center of Ian,
03:14
and you can reach here that it requires an external appear See. So if you choose an external deployment, you must always start by installing the PSC first, and then you can install the V's Inter vm afterwards because it needs to be linked to an existing PSC. So in our case,
03:30
we'll go with the simple embedded installation so hit next
03:35
and in the appliance deployment target.
03:38
It will ask you for the i P address or the F UDN off the years ex I host on which you want to deploy the appliance. So go ahead and type in the address
03:46
and then the log in credentials authority is excited, so use the name, his route, and the password is whatever you configure it when you installed years exile.
03:55
And you can also change the https sport on which you connect to your presenter. But we'll leave it at the default
04:02
next, except the certificate generated by your yes excite host.
04:08
And here it will ask you to name your recent appliance virtual machine and set a password to access it. Later on,
04:15
I will name it be center
04:17
as true as the password that complies with the endless requirements. Remember, it must be 7 to 40 characters long with uppercase, lower case numbers and special characters.
04:29
When you're done, hit next
04:31
and he's gonna ask you for the deployment size.
04:34
What's that
04:35
well, depending on the number of house that you are going to manage. Using your fee center, choose one of the following options.
04:44
Juice Tiny. If you have up to 10 years Excite hosts and 100 virtual machines to manage in your data center,
04:50
choose small if you had up to 100 hosts and 1000 beams
04:56
and so on.
04:57
The matching that a single re center applies can handle is the X large size
05:01
without to 2000 years Excite Hurst's and 35,000 viens.
05:06
So you might ask yourself,
05:09
Why does the installer care how many hosts RV EMS You have?
05:14
Well, because depending on the size of your data center, the installer, we configure the adequate amount. Virtual resource is that your recent of'em will need to manage that many hosts and dreams,
05:27
so it's actually important.
05:29
Then there is the storage size option, which lets you allocate more storage if you want for the database partition that stores the statistics data, the events, the alarms and the tasks, or it's called Seat for Fort S E 18.
05:46
You can expand it here or later after the installation if you need to,
05:49
so we'll just leave it to the default and hit next.
05:54
Then you have to choose the data store to put your recent a virtual machine data.
05:58
I've got a single data store, so I'll choose that.
06:00
And then you need to click on enable thin disk a mod toe, allocate space to the PM dynamically. Otherwise, which we've claim 250 gigabytes of storage and reserve it to its later use, even though it's not using all of that space.
06:16
So so make sure to check within this command
06:19
for the network David to the Default Port Group. Except if you have configured a specific part group for the recent Avian, just make sure that this sport would connect to the network.
06:30
You can then type in F udn for a reason. If you already configured won Indiana Seva. If not, you can skip this for now and set it up later on again. It's a good idea to set a static I P entrance for movie isn't
06:44
I'm gonna put it in the same network as my Tears Excite House, so it's a slash 24 network,
06:50
so type in the address of the default gateway, Then the address with the D N A server.
06:57
And finally, if you want to change the default ports for http and https in order to communicate with the center, go ahead and change them here. Otherwise, leave them alone,
07:09
then hit next. And this page gives you a summary of what you have timed. Scroll through and make sure everything is correct. Then click. Finish.
07:16
The deployment takes between 15 and 20 minutes. So I'm gonna speed up the video and to you after it's done.

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