For more detailed information on Prerequisites and deploying QoreStor on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESXi please see the QoreStore VM Deployment Guide.
You will need to download the desired installation package from the Quest download site:
Deploying QoreStor using the vSphere Web Client
The following instructions describe the steps for deploying QoreStor on VMware ESXi using the vSphere web client.
1. Acquire the QoreStor installation package and store it on your system or a network location. This package is in VMware ESXi ova format.
2. Launch and log on to the vSphere Web Client.
3. Right-click the ESXi host that will host the QoreStor VM, and select Deploy OVF Template.
4. In the Deploy OVF Template window, select Local file and click Browse to locate the QoreStor OVA template on your system. Click Open.
5. Click Next to proceed.
6. On the Select Name and location page, enter a Name for the virtual machine and select the folder that hosts it, and then click Next to proceed.
7. On the Select a resource page, select a host, cluster, resource pool, or vApp to run the virtual machine. Click Next to proceed.
8. On the Review details page, review the template details. Click Next to proceed.
9. On the Accept license agreements page, review the license agreements and click Accept. Click Next to proceed.
10. On the Select Storage page, select the virtual disk format and the destination datastore, and then click Next to proceed. You must choose a data store that meets the storage space requirement (with minimum free space of at least the size the of the QoreStor system).
NOTE: Quest recommends that you select on of the the virtual disk formats below:
Thick provision lazy zeroed - Allocates all space required for the disk at the time of creation. Residual data on the physical disk space used for the virtual disk is not erased, and must be zeroed out during first write. This is faster to create than an eager zeroed disk, and while there is a slight performance impact during first write operations, that impact does not occur during subsequent writes.
Thick provision eager zeroed - Allocates all space required for the disk at the time of creation. Residual data on the physical disk space used for the virtual disk is erased at the time the disk is created. This takes longer to create than a lazy -zeroed disk, but does support clustering features that a lazy-zeroed disk does not.
Selecting a Thin provisioned disk will result in disk fragmentation and possible storage over-subscription. For those reasons, thin provisioning is not recommended.
11. On the Select Networks page, configure the networks that the deployed template should use. Click Next to proceed.
12. On the Ready to Complete page, review the configured settings. Click Finish.
13. In the Deployment Completed Successfully dialog box, click Close.
The QoreStor VM will boot up. (It takes approximately 3-5 minutes to self-extract the installation package and install all of the components.)
Deploying QoreStor on a local Microsoft Hyper-V host
To deploy the QoreStor VM on a local Hyper-V host:
1. Run the QoreStor command script from the install package. A command line deployment wizard is displayed with the following ACTIONS are displayed:
2. Type action 1 to Deploy and press .
3. Type the appropriate QoreStor Hyper-V name and press . The following options to select storage size are displayed:
b) TIER 1
c) TIER 2
4. Type option a, b, or c as appropriate and press . The QoreStor Hyper virtual machine code is now deployed and this process will take approximately 2–3 minutes. A message is displayed showing the deployment progress, that is creating of new QoreStor template, processing the QoreStor image, and populating the virtual machine with QoreStor configurations. A message appears when the deployment has completed successfully
5. When prompted to deploy another QoreStor, type y for yes or type n for no as appropriate and press . The Local Deployment menu is displayed again.
6. Type option 2 and press to start the QoreStor virtual machine to self extract the installation packages and install all the QoreStor components.
7. Enter the name of the QoreStor virtual appliance to start.
8. When prompted to start another QoreStor, type y for yes or type n for no as appropriate and press . The Local Deployment menu is displayed again.
9. Next launch Hyper-V Manager. Navigate to Start Menu > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V Manager window is displayed.
10. Select the host where QoreStor VM resides.
11. Right-click the QoreStor VM and select Connect to view the installation process Depending on your system resources, it may take 10 - 20 minutes to self extract installation packages and components.
Once the QoreStor VM has been created, you will be prompted to convert the disk from dynamic (sparse) to fixed disk. A warning and prompt appears stating:
WARNING: If the QoreStor VM underlying storage runs out of space it will bypass some of the built-in data integrity features. Hence, it is recommended to convert the Dynamic VHD to Fixed VHD for this QoreStor VM. Please refer to the relevent Microsoft Hyper-V documentation or call Quest support. Do you want to convert the dynamic expanding VHD to Fixed VHD? (y/n)?
At the prompt, enter y or n as appropriate.
12. After installation, proceed with the initial setup and configuration of QoreStor as described in the topic, “Configuring QoreStor.