Step D: Deploy the VM and Install AWS Elemental Live - AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3

This is version 3.20 of the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 Documentation.

Step D: Deploy the VM and Install AWS Elemental Live

After you've installed the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 nodes, perform these steps on each individual blade that you're adding to the cluster in order to deploy a VM and install the AWS Elemental Live worker software.

  1. Place the OVA image in a convenient location accessible to the VM host.

  2. Start the VMware vSphere client and choose the option that lets you run the OVF Deploy wizard.

  3. Complete the fields in the wizard. Pay special attention to the following settings:

    • For the source, enter the location where you saved the OVA file.

    • Ensure that the hostname that you assign to the VM guest is unique across all of your AWS Elemental products.

    • For the installer details, enter the path and file name for the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 installer. For the options, enter this string:

      -s -e 2790@<IP.address.of.primary.Conductor>:2790@<IP.address.of.secondary.Conductor>

      For example, -s -e 2790@10.24.34.2:2790@10.24.34.0

      where :

      • -s instructs the installer to start the service (elemental_se) automatically.

      • -e configures the worker node with the IP address and port of each AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 node. This address is used to obtain a polled license when required.

    • For network settings, such as DNS servers and eth configuration, leave the fields blank. You configure these settings later in the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 installation and configuration process.

    When you finish and save your inputs, the OVA is installed, the guest is created, and the eth0 is configured as specified.

  4. Before you proceed, take a snapshot of the VM as described in the VMware vSphere help text.

  5. When you've finished installing, enter the hostname of the worker node into a web browser and make sure that the web interface appears.

  6. Repeat these steps for each worker node.