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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.6 - Virtual Appliance Installation and Setup Guide

Download the virtual appliance

Unzip the compressed (.zip) file to a Windows® server or workstation.

Next step: Deploy the virtual appliance

Deploy the virtual appliance

The Deploy OVF Template wizard appears.
Click Browse to navigate to the location of the extracted OVF file and select it. Click Next.
On the OVF Template Details page, verify the Product and Version number. Click Next.
On the End User License Agreement page, review the license agreement, click Accept, then click Next.
On the Name and Location page, type a name for the virtual appliance, and select a destination folder. Click Next.
On the Resource Pool page, select a location within the infrastructure hierarchy. Click Next.
On the Storage page, select the datastore in which that the virtual machine (VM) should reside. Click Next.
On the Disk Format page, select the type of datastore provisioning.
Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed: Creates a virtual disk in a default thick format.
Thick Provision Eager Zeroed: Creates a type of thick virtual disk that supports clustering features, such as Fault Tolerance.
Thin Provision: Creates a disk in thin format.
Click Next.
On the Network Mapping page, map your existing virtual networks to the ones in the deployed template:
Internal Network: Private network for virtual appliance components to communicate with each other.
External Network: Public network to collect data from the virtual environment.
Click Next.
On the Properties page, select a time zone to set inside Guest OS. Also, implement the following network settings:
FMS VM IP Address: IP address for the FMS VM interface. Leave this field blank when using DHCP.
VM Netmask: Netmask for the vApps VMs. Leave this field blank when using DHCP.
Default Gateway: Default gateway address for the vApps VMs.
DNS: Domain name servers for the vApps VMs (separated by a semicolon).
Click Next.

Next step: Power on and initialize the virtual appliance

Power on and initialize the virtual appliance

After installing the OVF, you must power on and initialize the virtual machines.

Open vCenter®, select the Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp that you installed, then click Power on the vApp.
If DHCP is present, the FMS VM acquires an IP address. If you want to assign a static IP address, follow the instruction in the Change the network settings section.
If you already have other Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp, FVE-vApp, or FSM-vApp running on the Host/Cluster, you must manually reconfigure the static IP of the newer vApp VMs, and change the DBS Internal IP address in the FMS VM configuration file.
Reconfigure static IPs for both FMS and DBS VMs for the second NIC which is packaged with and IP to a different value. For details, see Change the network settings.
Change the DB IP in the FMS VMs server.config file to the one set for the DBS VM. Change the line with the new IP in the /home/foglight/Quest/Foglight/config/server.config file.
Open vCenter®, select Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp from the navigation tree, and click Power off vApp.

Next step: Configure the virtual appliance

Configure the virtual appliance

To begin using Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition / Foglight for Storage Management, open a standard web browser and type the IP address of the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition / Foglight for Storage Management virtual machine. For a list of validated web browsers, see the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.

The page loads and requests a user name and password. The default user name is foglight and the default password is foglight.

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition only:

Foglight for Storage Management only:

Next step: If you need to change the static IP address of the FMS VM, see Change the network settings.

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