Installing AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 Pooled Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM) - 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.

Installing AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 Pooled Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM)

This section is for IT administrators who perform the first-time installation of AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 software on a VM (virtual machine) using pooled licenses. The AWS Elemental Live worker nodes have the same licensed options and so can share the same license.

Note

AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 manages AWS Elemental Statmux as well as AWS Elemental Live. However, Statmux typically runs on an AWS Elemental appliance, which means that it has a node-locked license. You can mix node-locked and pooled licenses in the same cluster, but must use the AWS Elemental Statmux Installation Guide to setup the node-locked licenses.

VM Guest Requirements

AWS Elemental software can run only on a virtual machine 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 virtual machine and install the AWS Elemental OVA.

  • Install the licenses.

  • Install the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 and AWS Elemental Live software.

  • Configure eth0 as the management interface on each virtual machine.

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • A basic understanding of server virtualization.

  • Installing and using 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 SCP.

  • Locating recently downloaded files.

The procedure for installing any version of AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 is the same; only the version number in the file name changes. In this procedure, we show how to install version 3.19.3.12345 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