Creating a virtual machine with vSphere

To perform this task, you need
  • A VMware vSphere client
  • Permission to download Resource Manager software from the Zenoss Support site
This procedure installs Resource Manager OVA packages as a virtual machine managed by vSphere Server version 6.5.0, using VMware vSphere Web Client 6.5. The procedure might differ with other versions of VMware vSphere Client.

There are two separate OVA packages: one for the master host and one for delegates.

  1. Download the Resource Manager master host OVA file from the Zenoss Support site to your workstation.
  2. Use the VMware vSphere Client to log in to vCenter as root, or as a user with superuser privileges, and then display the Home view.
    vSphere Home
  3. Choose VMs and Templates.
  4. In the top navigation bar, choose Actions > Deploy OVF Template.
    Figure 1. Deploy OVF Template
  5. Use panels in the Deploy OVF Template wizard to select the OVF package:
    1. Select template: To download and install the package from the internet, enter a URL. To choose the package from a drive on your workstation or network share, browse to the location and choose the OVA file. Click Next.
    2. Select name and location: Specify a name for the OVF, select a datacenter or folder as the deployment location, and then click Next.
    3. Select a resource: Select the host, cluster, or other resource on which to run the deployed template, and then click Next.
    4. Review details: Verify the template details, and then click Next.
    5. Select storage: In Select virtual disk format, choose Thin Provison, accept defaults for other fields, and then click Next.
    6. Select networks: Accept defaults and click Next.
    7. Ready to Complete: Verify the deployment settings, and then click Finish.
    The Recent Tasks pane displays deployment progress and status information.
  6. Navigate to the new virtual machine's Getting Started tab, and then click Edit virtual machine settings.
  7. Edit Virtual Hardware settings for the virtual machine as follows. Accept default settings for other options.
    • CPU: For single-host deployments, specify 8; for multi-host deployments, specify 4.
    • Cores per socket: Specify 1.
    • Memory: For single-host deployments, specify 64GB; for multi-host deployments, specify 16GB.

    Click OK.

  8. On the new virtual machine's Getting Started tab, click Power on virtual machine.
  9. In the top navigation bar, choose Actions > Open console.