A virtual appliance (vApp) is one or more virtual machine image files (OVF), each with a preconfigured operating system environment and application. The vRealize Hyperic vApp contains two virtual machine images, one for the vRealize Hyperic server and one for the vRealize Hyperic database.

About this task

To deploy vRealize Hyperic vApp in a large scale environment, see Deploy vRealize Hyperic vApp in a Medium or Large Scale Environment.

Prerequisites

  • vCenter Server must be installed and running.

  • vSphere Client must be installed.

  • To assign fixed IP addresses to the vRealize Hyperic server and vRealize Hyperic database, which is the recommended best practice, have the list of IP addresses available when running the deployment wizard.

  • If you are using an external PostgreSQL database, you must set it up before installing vRealize Hyperic server.

  • To configure the vRealize Hyperic server to use a keystore that you manage yourself for SSL communication, rather than Hyperic-generated keystores, set up a JKS format keystore for the vRealize Hyperic server on its host and import the SSL certificate for it. Make a note of the full path to the keystore, and its password. You will supply this information when you run the Hyperic installer (in -full mode).

    The vRealize Hyperic server's keystore password and private key password must be the same, otherwise the vRealize Hyperic server's internal Tomcat-based server will be unable to start.

  • Verify that the vRealize Hyperic database is available. During installation, the vRealize Hyperic server tests the database connection.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vSphere Client as administrator.

    You must not use root or admin as your login account name.

  2. Select File > Deploy OVF Template.

    The Deploy OVF Template wizard opens.

  3. Proceed through the pages of the wizard, entering appropriate values. This table lists additional information to assist you to choose specific options.

    Page

    Change

    Source

    Enter the URL from which to download the Hyperic OVF file, or a disk location accessible from your computer

    Name and Location

    (Optional) Edit the name and select the folder location within the inventory where the vApp will reside.

    Host/Cluster

    Select the host or cluster on which to deploy the OVF template.

    Disk Format

    Select one of the following disk formats to store the virtual machine virtual disks.

    • Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed Creates a virtual disk in a default thick format. The space required for the virtual disk is allocated when the virtual disk is created. Data remaining on the physical device is not erased during creation, but is zeroed out on demand at a later time on first write from the virtual machine. Using the default flat virtual disk format does not zero out or eliminate the possibility of recovering deleted files or restoring old data that might be present on this allocated space. You cannot convert a flat disk to a thin disk.

    • Thick Provision Eager Zeroed A type of thick virtual disk that supports clustering features such as Fault Tolerance. Space required for the virtual disk is allocated at creation time. In contrast to the flat format, the data remaining on the physical device is zeroed out when the virtual disk is created. It might take much longer to create disks in this format than to create other types of disks.

    • Thin Provision Use this format to save storage space. For the thin disk, you provision as much datastore space as the disk would require based on the value that you enter for the disk size. However, the thin disk starts small and at first, uses only as much datastore space as the disk needs for its initial operations. f the thin disk needs more space later, it can grow to its maximum capacity and occupy the entire datastore space provisioned to it. Also, you can manually convert the thin disk into a thick disk.

    Network Mapping

    Right-click the Destination Network column in the infrastructure, to select a network and set up the network mapping.

    IP Address Allocation

    Select one of the following options.

    • Fixed A preferred option for production environments. You are prompted to enter the IP addresses in the Appliance Properties page.

    • Transient IP addresses are allocated from a specified range when the appliance is powered on. The IP addresses are released when the appliance is powered off.

    • DHCP A DHCP server is used to allocate the IP addresses.

  4. Review the values that you have specified in the Ready to Complete page and optionally select Power on after deploymentto start the server when the deployment process completes.
  5. Click Finish.

What to do next

  1. After successfully installing vRealize Hyperic server, delete InstallerHome/logs/hq-install.log and hq-install.log.verbose, or the whole the exploded installer. This is necessary to delete sensitive data that is written to the installation log files.

  2. Install the vRealize Hyperic license. See Activating and Configuring Your vRealize Hyperic License.

  3. Log in to the vRealize Hyperic vApp. See Log in to the vRealize Hyperic vApp.