Installing AWS Elemental Conductor File Node-locked Licenses on a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) - AWS Elemental Conductor File

This is version 2.15 of the AWS Elemental Conductor File documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Archive section of AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server Documentation.

Installing AWS Elemental Conductor File Node-locked Licenses on a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

This section is for IT administrators who perform the first-time installation of AWS Elemental Conductor File software on a kernel-based virtual machine (KVM).

KVM Guest System Requirements

The resources available to your KVM determine the speed for encoding assets and the number of streams, bitrate, and type of encoding possible. Your KVM guest should have, at minimum, the following resources allocated to it:

  • RAM: 16 GB

  • Disk space: 500 GB

  • CPU cores: 24

  • Processor speed: 2.3 GHz or more (comparable to that of an Intel® Xeon® Processor ES-2630)

For minimum resources required for testing purposes, see Minimum Hardware Requirements.

Phase 1 Setup

This section explains how to perform the KVM phase 1 setup on each blade, including the following:

  • Create a KVM with the QCOW2 image.

  • Install the licenses.

  • Install the AWS Elemental Conductor File software.

  • Configure eth0 as the management interface on each KVM.

Prerequisite Knowledge

To complete this process, you must have the following knowledge:

  • A basic understanding of server virtualization.

  • Installing and using KVM.

  • Moving files from a KVM guest to other systems over the network. We recommend using a utility such as SCP.

  • Locating recently downloaded files.

The procedure for installing any version of AWS Elemental Conductor File is the same; only the version number in the file name changes. In this procedure, we show how to install version 2.15.3.12345 of the software.

Installation consists of four parts:

  1. Downloading files from the AWS Elemental User community

  2. Installing the host operating system (OS)

  3. Installing the AWS Elemental software

  4. Setting up licensing