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  2. SOL-207

Installation of a License Server in a VMware guest system

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    • Type: How To
    • Status: Published
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    • Component/s: EXASolution Cluster
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      This knowledge base article guides you through the initial installation process of a license server with EXASuite 5.0 on a VMware guest system.

      Please note that EXASOL recommends the use of physical hardware for the installation of EXASuite cluster nodes including the license server. Refer to SOL-132 (General requirements for EXASolution clusters) for details and to https://www.exasol.com/portal/display/SOL/Hardware for a list of certified hardware.

      Prerequisites

      Please download the recent EXASuite RELEASE ISO Image from the EXASOL customer portal (https://www.exasol.com -> User Portal):


      VMWare Template

      VMWare Parameter License Server
      OS CentOS 4/5/6 64-bit
      HW Rev. min. 9
      vCPU min. 4 (1 S, 4 Cores)
      vMEM min. 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
      vNIC VMXNET3
      how many vNIC 2 (or more, depending on your cluster setup)
      vSCSI 1x Paravirtual
      Disk Size 1x min. 200 GB (sda)
      Video card RAM 4
      VMCI device Disabled
      Power Mgmt no (Optimization)
      Floppy no
      Serial Port no
      Parallel Port no
      USB no
      CD/DVD ROM yes (install)
      VMware Tools yes
      VMware Tools time syncronisation no
      BIOS settings
      • change boot sequence (Network, HD)
      • Disable Diskette A,
      • Disable Serial Port A+B, Parallel port, Floppy disk
      CPU reservation no
      RAM reservation =vMEM
      Advanced Options default
      • Network
        • the first network interface should be connected to the private network
        • the second network interface should be connected to the public network

      Installation instructions

      Boot from ISO Image EXASuite-5.0.XX-RELEASE.iso downloaded from EXASOL customer portal

      Type install and press <ENTER>

      Confirm "Unsupported Hardware Detected"
      • This is just a warning

      Confirm the offered harddrive, Encrypt device is not necessary

      Press <ENTER>
      • changes are only necessary if multiple private network are required

      Confirm "Install EXAClusterOS on first boot"

      Choose a strong password for the maintenance user and remember

      Enter an appropriate network configuration for the public interface of the license server
      • the values in the picture are just given as an example
      Check that the interfaces are assigned correctly
      • the values in the picture are just given as an example
      Installation process
      • the installation takes a couple of minutes
      • the installation process looks like in the following

      • the system will reboot automatically if the installation has finished

      First Boot

      Boot from local hard drive
      • If the CDROM drive is still the first boot device you may choose local to boot from hard disk.
      • Change the boot order to boot from hard drive first
      Boot Process of installed license server

      If everything has installed correct the following will be shown

      After a view minutes it is possible to access to EXAoperation
      • please use the public IP adress you have chosen
      • the values in the picture are just given as an example

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      This knowledge base article guides you through the initial installation process of a license server with EXASuite 5.0 on a VMware guest system. Please note that EXASOL recommends the use of physical hardware for the installation of EXASuite cluster nodes including the license server. Refer to SOL-132 (General requirements for EXASolution clusters) for details and to https://www.exasol.com/portal/display/SOL/Hardware for a list of certified hardware. Prerequisites Please download the recent EXASuite RELEASE ISO Image from the EXASOL customer portal ( https://www.exasol.com -> User Portal): VMWare Template VMWare Parameter License Server OS CentOS 4/5/6 64-bit HW Rev. min. 9 vCPU min. 4 (1 S, 4 Cores) vMEM min. 4 GB (8 GB recommended) vNIC VMXNET3 how many vNIC 2 (or more, depending on your cluster setup) vSCSI 1x Paravirtual Disk Size 1x min. 200 GB (sda) Video card RAM 4 VMCI device Disabled Power Mgmt no (Optimization) Floppy no Serial Port no Parallel Port no USB no CD/DVD ROM yes (install) VMware Tools yes VMware Tools time syncronisation no BIOS settings change boot sequence (Network, HD) Disable Diskette A, Disable Serial Port A+B, Parallel port, Floppy disk CPU reservation no RAM reservation =vMEM Advanced Options default Network the first network interface should be connected to the private network the second network interface should be connected to the public network Installation instructions Boot from ISO Image EXASuite-5.0.XX-RELEASE.iso downloaded from EXASOL customer portal Type install and press <ENTER> Confirm "Unsupported Hardware Detected" This is just a warning Confirm the offered harddrive, Encrypt device is not necessary Press <ENTER> changes are only necessary if multiple private network are required Confirm "Install EXAClusterOS on first boot" Choose a strong password for the maintenance user and remember Enter an appropriate network configuration for the public interface of the license server the values in the picture are just given as an example Check that the interfaces are assigned correctly the values in the picture are just given as an example Installation process the installation takes a couple of minutes the installation process looks like in the following the system will reboot automatically if the installation has finished First Boot Boot from local hard drive If the CDROM drive is still the first boot device you may choose local to boot from hard disk. Change the boot order to boot from hard drive first Boot Process of installed license server If everything has installed correct the following will be shown After a view minutes it is possible to access to EXAoperation please use the public IP adress you have chosen the values in the picture are just given as an example
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