The Virtual Edge is available as a virtual machine that can be installed on standard hypervisors. This section describes the prerequisites and the installation procedure for deploying a
VMware Virtual Edge on KVM and VMware ESXi hypervisors.
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Deployment Prerequisites for VMware Virtual Edge Describes the requirements for VMware Virtual Edge deployment.
Special Considerations for VMware Virtual Edge deployment Describes the special considerations for VMware Virtual Edge deployment.
Cloud-init Creation Cloud-init is a Linux package responsible for handling early initialization of instances. If available in the distributions, it allows for configuration of many common parameters of the instance directly after installation. This creates a fully functional instance that is configured based on a series of inputs. The cloud-init config is composed of two main configuration files, the metadata file and the user-data file. The meta-data contains the network configuration for the Edge, and the user-data contains the Edge Software configuration. The cloud-init file provides information that identifies the instance of the VMware Virtual Edge being installed.
Install VMware Virtual Edge You can install VMware Virtual Edge on KVM and VMware ESXi using a cloud-init config file. The cloud-init config contains interface configurations and the activation key of the Edge.