Step B: Deploy the VM - AWS Elemental Server

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Step B: Deploy the VM

Perform these steps from your workstation.

  1. Place the QCOW2 file in a convenient location accessible to the VM host.

  2. Start the Virtual Machine Manager client and choose File > Create New Virtual Machine.

  3. In the New VM dialog, choose Import existing disk image and select Forward.

  4. Complete the fields as described in the following table and then select Forward.

    Screen and Field Action
    Provide the existing storage path Select the location where the QCOW2 image file is located.
    OS type Select Linux.
    Version Select CentOS 6.5.
  5. Complete the memory and CPU fields as described in the following table and then select Forward.

    Screen and Field Action
    Memory (RAM) Choose a minimum of 15259 MiB (16GB). If your physical system has additional RAM available, choose more for improved performance.

    If you oversubscribe your memory for your virtual machine and there isn't enough for the host, then you might see performance degradation in the AWS Elemental Server software.

    CPUs Choose 24.

    Ensure that the number of cores you select matches your AWS Elemental licensing. To check the cores available with your license, see the Activations information at AWS Elemental Support Center Activations.

  6. Complete the installation fields as described in the following table and choose Finish.

    Screen and Field Action
    Name Type a descriptive name for the VM. This will be the hostname that you use to access AWS Elemental Server.
    Network selection Use this section to configure your system according to your network setup.

    The QCOW2 is installed and the VM is created.

  7. Before proceeding, take a snapshot of the VM, as described in the CentOS 7 online help.

  8. Repeat these steps to install the QCOW2 on all of the VM instances.