Installing AWS Elemental Delta Node-locked Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM) - AWS Elemental Delta

This is version 2.3 of the AWS Elemental Delta documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Delta Documentation.

Installing AWS Elemental Delta Node-locked Licenses on a Virtual Machine (VM)

This section is for IT administrators who perform the first-time installation of AWS Elemental Delta software on a VM (virtual machine).

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 will 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 open virtual appliance (OVA).

  • Install the licenses.

  • Install the AWS Elemental Delta 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.

  • How to install and use VMware Center and the VMware vSphere client interface, including Open Console.

  • How to move files from a VM guest to other systems over the network. We recommend using a utility such as SCP.

  • How to locate recently downloaded files.

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