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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Virtual Appliance Installation and Setup Guide

Install and configure the virtual appliance

This guide provides instructions for installing and configuring the Foglight® for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition virtual appliance and the Foglight® for Storage Management virtual appliance (hereafter called Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp). The instructions are similar for the two appliances; any specific instructions are noted, where applicable.

The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp provides three installers that allow you to select the appropriate version, as needed:

Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-xLarge: install this version if there are less than 10,000 virtual machines deployed in your environment.
NOTE: Quest strongly recommends that you install Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-xLarge on a Solid State Drive (SSD) storage; otherwise you might confront with the performance issues.
Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-large: install this version if there are less than 3000 virtual machines deployed in your environment.
Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-small: install this version if there are less than 1000 virtual machines deployed in your environment.

The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp is delivered as a fully configured virtual appliance which contains two or three virtual machines and can be installed on a VMware® vSphere® virtualization platform. Before starting the installation, review the System requirements section, to ensure that your target system meets the requirements.

For more details, see these topics:

System requirements

The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-xLarge virtual appliance is configured as three virtual machines:

FMS is allocated with 48GB of Memory, twelve vCPU, and two virtual disks of 10GB and 70GB, respectively.
FglAM is allocated with 12GB of Memory, four vCPU, and two virtual disks of 10GB and 70GB, respectively.
DBS is allocated with 12GB of Memory, four vCPU, and three virtual disks of 10GB, 10 GB, and 500GB, respectively.

The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-large virtual appliance is configured as two virtual machines:

FMS is allocated with 26GB of Memory, six vCPU, and two virtual disks of 10GB and 70GB, respectively.
DBS is allocated with 10GB of Memory, four vCPU, and three virtual disks of 10GB, 10 GB, and 250GB, respectively.

The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-small virtual appliance is configured as two virtual machines:

FMS is allocated with 12GB of Memory, two vCPU, and two virtual disks of 10GB and 40GB, respectively.
DBS is allocated with 4GB of Memory, two vCPU, and three virtual disks of 10GB, 10GB, and 40GB, respectively.

These settings must remain unchanged in order for the virtual appliance to work correctly.

VMware® Software Requirements:

Next step: Install as a VMware virtual appliance

Install as a VMware virtual appliance

The VMware® virtual appliance installation involves downloading the virtual appliance, and then deploying it to your VMware environment using the VMware Deploy OVF Template option.

For details, see these topics:

Installation prerequisites

Before proceeding with installing the Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp, ensure that the following prerequisites are met:

NOTE: The Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp represents Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-xLarge, Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-large, and Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp-small unless otherwise specified.

Next step: Download the virtual appliance

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