After deploying the vSphere Bitfusion server, and installing the NVIDIA driver, verify that the vSphere Bitfusion plug-in appears in the vSphere Client.

Prerequisites

  • Restart the vSphere Bitfusion virtual machine before verifying that vSphere Bitfusion plug-in appears in the vSphere Client.
    Note: If you chose to install the NVIDIA driver as part of the vSphere Bitfusion deployment, the server restarts itself.
  • Allow the virtual machine to run for ten or more minutes before performing any further configuration tasks or operations. During this time, the virtual machine registers with vCenter Server.

Procedure

  1. Open a web browser and enter the URL for your vCenter Server instance: https://vcenter_server_ip_address_or_fqdn.
  2. Select Launch vSphere Client (HTML5).
  3. Enter the credentials of a user who has permissions on vCenter Server, and click Login.
  4. (Optional) To update all data in the current vSphere Client view, click the refresh icon (vSphere Client refresh icon).
  5. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Bitfusion.
    The vSphere Bitfusion plug-in loads.

What to do next

If the vSphere Bitfusion plug-in is registered properly, you can deploy additional vSphere Bitfusion servers and clients.

If the vSphere Bitfusion plug-in is not working or is not available, verify that the NTP, DNS, GUID, and SHA1 settings are configured properly in the OVF template. See Customize the vSphere Bitfusion Appliance OVF Template.