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Installing the VMware

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Installing the VMware

Installing the VMware


Installing the VMware


This appendix provides system requirements and procedures for installing the VMware software on the Windows or Linux platforms.

Installing the VMware

This section describes the installation process of VMware. The host operation system for VMware could be either Windows or Linux. The guest operating system for Cisco Configuration Engine is RHEL4 or RHEL5.

The Cisco Configuration Engine customers should refer to the formal VMware installation and setup guide from VMware.com. The steps captured in this document are used to setup the VMware environment and test the Cisco Configuration Engine in our test lab. It could be used as a reference document.

To install the VMware, follow these steps:


Step 1 Download the VMware software from the website vmware.com.

Step 2 Copy the VMware RPM file into a new folder where there is sufficient disk space (see Chapter 1, "Understanding Disk Space Calculation"):

Step 3 Run the rpm -ivh <vmware rmp name> command to install the VMware software.

Step 4 After the program is installed, from a new command prompt, enter the /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl installation script command, and press Enter to execute the configuration program. The console displays the following messages:

[root@ce-scale-1 /]# /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	[FAILED]
Stopping VMware management services:
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
   VMware Server Host Agent 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	[FAILED]
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	[  OK  ]
   Virtual machine monitor 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	[  OK  ]
You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
Press enter to display it.



Note Ignore the error message [FAILED] in the VMware console display.


Step 5 At the system prompt, enter yes to accept the End User License Agreement.

Step 6 At the system prompt, enter yes to network the virtual machines. The system prompts you for configuring a bridged network for vmnet0.

Step 7 Enter a name for the bridge network, and press Enter. If the machine has two ethernet interfaces, the program displays the following message:

Your computer has multiple ethernet network interfaces available: eth0, eth1
Which one do you want to bridge to vmnet0? [eth0]

Step 8 At the system prompt, press Enter. The program displays the following message:

The following bridged networks have been defined:
. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0
Do you wish to configure another bridged network? (yes/no) [no] no

Step 9 Enter yes at the prompt to configure more virtual networks on this host machine. The system prompts you for configuring a bridged network for vmnet2.

Step 10 Enter a name for the bridge network and press Enter. The program displays the following message:

The following bridged networks have been defined:
. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0
. vmnet2 is bridged to eth1

Step 11 At the system prompt, enter yes to use the host-only networking in your virtual machines.

Configuring a host-only network for vmnet1.
Please specify a name for this network.
[HostOnly]
Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/no/help)
[yes] no
What will be the IP address of your host on the private
network? 10.5.105.0
What will be the netmask of your private network? 255.255.255.0
The following host-only networks have been defined:

. vmnet1 is a host-only network on private subnet 10.5.105.0.

Do you wish to configure another host-only network? (yes/no) [no]

Step 12 At the system prompt, press Enter for the following prompts:

Please specify a port for remote connections to use [902]
Please specify a port for standard http connections to use [8222]
Please specify a port for secure http (https) connections to use [8333]

Step 13 Enter the name of the administrative user, and enter yes.

The current administrative user for VMware Server is 'xx'. Would you like to specify a 
different administrator? [no] yes
Please specify the user whom you wish to be the VMware Server administrator root 
Using root as the VMware Server administrator.

Step 14 At the system prompt, press Enter for the following prompts:

In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]

The path "/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines" does not exist currently. This program is 
going to create it, including needed parent directories. 
Is this what you want? [yes]

Step 15 Enter your serial number in the xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx format. The console displays the following messages:

Creating a new VMware VIX API installer database using the tar4 format.
Installing VMware VIX API.
In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API binary files?
[/usr/bin]
In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-vix/lib]
The path "/usr/lib/vmware-vix/lib" does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]
In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API document pages?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware-vix]
The path "/usr/share/doc/vmware-vix" does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]
The installation of VMware VIX API 1.6.0 build-122956 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-vix.pl.

Step 16 The program initializes the services of VMware and completes the installation.

Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor 			 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   Virtual machine communication interface 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 	 	 		 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   VM communication interface socket family: 		 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   Virtual ethernet 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) 	 	 	 	 					 	 	 	 	 	[ 	 OK 		]
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) 	 	 	 	 		 		 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 			 [  OK  ]
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]
   VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background) 	 	 	 		 		 	 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
   Shared Memory Available 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 [  OK  ]
Starting VMware management services:
   VMware Server Host Agent (background) 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 	 		 [  OK  ]

The configuration of VMware Server 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux for this
running kernel completed successfully.

Step 17 You can now login to the VMware server program by using the web browser on the host machine.