This installation procedure describes the steps of DCF installation in the Graphical Interface.

Prerequisites

  1. Ensure that you have a login with root privileges to run the installer.
  2. Download the installation file from support.vmware.com and place it in a temporary location on the server.

Procedure

  1. Login to the server as root.
  2. Type “./release-1.0.0.<build_number>.bin –i gui” to run the installer in the graphical installer mode, press Enter.
    Installer introduction appears.
  3. Click Next to continue.
    License agreement appears.
  4. Select the checkbox “I agree to the terms of the License agreement” and click Next.
    Installer prompts to choose an install folder.
  5. Click Next to accept the default or choose a location for the install folder.
    This is the location where DCF will be installed.
    Note: If Install folder already contains DCF folder, Installer cancels the installation and exits.
  6. Installer prompts to enter the Controller port. Press Enter to choose the default port.
    This is the port on which DCF-CONTROLLER service will start. Port number must be between 1 to 65535. If wrong port number is entered, Installer throws a validation error and redirects to re-enter the Port details.
  7. The installer prompts to enter the Controller user name. Click Next to choose the default user name.
    Installer Prompts for Controller Password.
  8. Enter Controller Password and Confirm the Password when Installer prompts.
    Note: Password must not leave blank. You must enter the password. These user name and password is required to authenticate REST calls.

    If passwords are not matched, installer throws a validation error and redirects to re-enter the password at step 8.

  9. Installer prompts to enter MongoDB URI. Click Next to choose the default URI.
  10. Installer prompts to enter the MongoDB User Name. Click Next to choose the default user name.
  11. Installer prompts to enter MongoDB Password, enter the Password and Confirm Password when installer prompts for confirmation. The password must not be left blank.
    Note: Make sure these user name and password are same as the password created during MongoDB setup. If passwords do not match, installer throws a validation error and redirects to re-enter the password at step 11.
  12. Click Next to continue when pre-install summary is displayed.
    Note: Installer triggers rollback action on any kind of failure. Except DCF_Logs all files and folders will be uninstalled. Errors can be seen inside “DCF_Logs/INSTALL_ERR.log”.
  13. Click Done to exit the installer when Install Completed message displays.
    DCF installation is completed.