Installing Virtual Machines in VMware - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

VM Installation Guide

BlueCat Address Manager

These steps explain how to install Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server virtual machines in a VMware environment.

Prior to installing an Address Manager or DNS/DHCP Server VM, make sure that you have created a resource pool in your vSphere Client with the required resources allocated.

Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server virtual machines are delivered in OVA (Open Virtual Appliance) format. If you still require the OVF image, extract the OVF file from the compressed OVA package using an extraction utility.

Note: Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server ISO installations are not supported on virtual machines.
  1. Click the resource pool. From the File menu, select Deploy OVF template. The Deploy OVF Template wizard opens and displays the Source page.
  2. Click Browse. An Open dialog box appears. Find and select a BlueCat Virtual machine OVAOVF file and click Open. The selected file appears in the Deploy from a file or URL text box. Click Next. The OVF Template Details page opens.
  3. Verify OVF template details and click Next. The Name and Location page opens.
  4. In the Name field, type a name for the virtual machine and click Next. The Datastore page opens.
  5. Select a destination storage for the virtual machine file and click Next. The Disk Format page opens.
  6. Select the format in which you want to store the virtual disk and click Next. In the Name field, type a name for the virtual machine and click Next. The Network Mapping page opens.
  7. Select a destination network for the virtual machine and click Next. The Ready to Complete page opens.
    • You should have at least one network to map to the management interface (eth0).
    • If you want to use a multi-interface DNS/DHCP Server, you must configure additional network adapters from VMware settings after the deployment is complete.
  8. Click Finish.
    When deployment is complete, the Deployment Completed Successfully dialog box opens.
  9. Click Close.
Your BlueCat virtual machine is now installed. To install additional virtual machines, repeat steps 5 through 9.

After you have completed these steps, BlueCat recommends enabling the VM image to auto-start when the system reboots.