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

This is version 2.18 of the AWS Elemental Live documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux Documentation.

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

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

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 virtual machine and install the AWS Elemental OVA.

  • Install the licenses.

  • Install the AWS Elemental Live software.

  • Configure eth0 as the management interface on each VM.

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • You have a basic understanding of server virtualization.

  • You have installed and know how to use VMware Center and the VMware vSphere client interface, including Open Console.

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

  • You know how to locate recently downloaded files.

The procedure for installing any version of AWS Elemental Live is the same; only the version number in the file name changes. In this procedure, we show how to install version 2.18.3.12345 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