You run the AI and ML applications and workloads on a vSphere Bitfusion client. You can install the vSphere Bitfusion client on any machine, that runs a supported Linux operating system.

Install the vSphere Bitfusion Client on Ubuntu

You can install the vSphere Bitfusion client on Ubuntu.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Download the vSphere Bitfusion client for your Linux distribution from the VMware website at https://packages.vmware.com/bitfusion/ubuntu/.
  2. To update the package information from all configured sources, run the sudo apt-get update command.
  3. Install the package by running the sudo apt-get install -y ./bitfusion_client_version command, where bitfusion_client_version is the filename of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    For example, sudo apt-get install -y ./bitfusion-client-ubuntu2004_4.0.0-13_amd64.deb
  4. (Optional) Verify the version of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    bitfusion version
    Bitfusion version 4.0.0

What to do next

Enable the vSphere Bitfusion client. See Enabling the vSphere Bitfusion Client.

Install the vSphere Bitfusion Client on CentOS and Red Hat

You can install the vSphere Bitfusion client on CentOS and Red Hat.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. For CentOS, install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), an additional package repository that provides access to install packages for commonly used software.
    sudo yum install -y epel-release
  2. Add the public key for VMware Bitfusion to the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).
    sudo rpm --import https://packages.vmware.com/bitfusion/vmware.bitfusion.key
  3. Download your vSphere Bitfusion client version from the VMware website at https://packages.vmware.com/bitfusion/centos/.
  4. Install the client package by running the sudo yum install -y ./bitfusion_client_version command, where bitfusion_client_version is the filename of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    For example, sudo yum install -y ./bitfusion-client-centos8-4.0.0-13.x86_64.rpm.
  5. (Optional) Verify the version of the vSphere Bitfusion client.
    bitfusion version
    Bitfusion version 4.0.0

What to do next

Enable the vSphere Bitfusion client. See Enabling the vSphere Bitfusion Client.