This document provides instructions on how to install Volterra node or cluster (multi-node) on VMware ESXi. To know more about Volterra Edge Services, see About Volterra.
Using the instructions provided in this document, you can install a Volterra node by deploying a virtual machine from an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file containing the node as the appliance.
Note: If you do not have an account, see Create a VES Account.
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 4.0 or later. The examples in this document are based on the version 6.7u2.
At Least one interface with internet reachability
Step 1: Login to VMware-ESXi portal using the ESXi host IP address.
Step 2: Configure the host.
Step 3: Configure the Portgroup - Management Network with a single interface.
Step 4: Configure the Portgroup - VM Network with a single interface.
Step 5: Configure the virtual switch as per the following sample topology.
Step 1: Select ‘Create / Register VM’ from ‘Virtual Machines’ section.
Step 2: Select ‘Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file’ from the options listed.
Step 3: Enter ‘Virtual Machine Name’ and click to select or drag and drop the OVA file.
- Name: Virtual machine name to be represented in VMware environment.
- OVA or OVF file: Click to select or drag and drop the OVA file provided or downloaded in the step above into the box.
Step 4: Select storage as required based on the storage available on the hypervisor host.
Additional datastores can be created as necessary using the wizard as shown below:
Step 5: Configure the deployment options as per the following guidelines:
Step 6: Enter additional settings. These set of parameters enable the machine to boot up and request registration directly in your tenant. These settings also allow you to configure the static IP address. However, DHCP is used by default.
Note: Token should be created prior to using it in site creation. See Create Site Token for more information.
Step 7: Complete the wizard.
Step 8: The OVA gets is uploaded, the virtual machine is built, and booted.
Step 9: Accept new registration. Go to the Volterra portal and navigate to Manage -> Registrations in the system namespace. Click the accept icon.
Result: Your new Volterra node is now provisioned and ready to be operated.