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

This is version 3.19 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 B: Deploy the VM and Install AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3

Set up the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 nodes before setting up the worker AWS Elemental Live nodes.

Perform these steps from your workstation.

Install the Conductor Software on the Primary Node

  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 to create the VM guest.

  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 filename for the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 installer.

    • For network settings, such as DNS servers and eth configuration, leave the fields blank. You will 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.

Verify Installation

The VMware vSphere client provides feedback about creation of the VM guest. However, it does not provide status feedback during installation of the AWS Elemental software. Therefore, to monitor progress of the installation once the VM guest has been created, follow these steps:

  1. From the VMware vSphere client, choose Open Console and access the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 VM. The screen shows a progress bar.

  2. Press Esc on your keyboard to switch the display to showing text.

  3. Watch for the following:

    • Early in the installation process, the display pauses on the line Starting: ATD. This indicates that the installation is in progress.

    • The log-in prompt appears when the installation is complete.

  4. At the login prompt, enter the elemental user credentials.

    You are logged in at the home directory (/elemental). If the installation succeeds, the AWS Elemental banner is displayed.

Install on Secondary Node

Perform the same installation and verification on the secondary AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 node.