Installing AWS Elemental Conductor File Pooled Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM) - 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 Pooled Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM)

This section is for IT administrators who perform the first-time installation of AWS Elemental Conductor File software on a VM (virtual machine) using pooled licenses. The AWS Elemental Server worker nodes have the same licensed options and so can share the same license.

VM Guest Requirements

AWS Elemental software can run only on a VM generated by VMware virtualization software. You must use VMware vCenter Server to create the VM. The vSphere client by itself does not work.

For version and system requirements and other information about VMware, see System Requirements for Virtual Machines (VMs).

Phase 1 Setup

This section explains how to perform the following on each blade:

  • Create a VM and install the AWS Elemental OVA.

  • Install the licenses.

  • Install the AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server software.

  • Configure eth0 as the management interface on each VM.

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • A basic understanding of server virtualization.

  • Installing and using the VMware Center and the VMware vSphere client interface, including Open Console.

  • Moving files from a VM guest to other systems over the network. We recommend using a utility such as Secure Copy Protocol (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