FCSDK Install on Stratogen

Introduction

This document describes deploying FCSDK into the Stratogen Cloud and assumes the read’s in-depth understanding of VMware vCloud Director. Items not included, purchasing, assessing or setup of the Cloud.

Customers looking to deploy into the cloud are recommended to us the Stratogen service with either the private or public cloud options depending on the customers’ requirements. As such customers of CaféX have a negotiated 10% discount for the retail cost of any Stratogen cloud platform.

Dependencies

The following are required before the installation can commence:

  • Valid Internet Connection (used to download installers for OS, Java and OVA/FCSDK/FAS) and connect to the cloud
  • WinSCP (or other SFTP client) and Putty (or other SSH Client)
  • Administrative access to the Access to Stratogen’s online portal with the following components purchased
    • Virtual Datacenter vCPU minimum 4 recommended number varies depending on requirements
    • Virtual Datacenter RAM minimum 4 recommend number varies depending on requirements
    • SAS Storage GB minimum 100 recommend number varies depending on requirements
    • vShield Edge
    • IPV4 Allocation minimum 1
    • Veeam Data Backup
  • Oracle account to download Oracle Java 7.*
  • Access to the FCSDK (Installer and Documentation) and FAS (Installer and Documentation) installers from the CaféX Download Server
  • Minium of 1 free Public IP address with knowledge of the subnet, default gateway and DNS server
  • A DNS address setup in the DNS server and pointed to the free IP

Installation

Covers the deployment of VM or VM’s to build the environment into Stratogen’s Cloud.

Pre product Environment Install

Download the following packages:

Java 7.* tar.gz Downloaded from oracle http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=otnjp listed as the JDK. At the time of writing the current version was jdk-7u55-linux-x64.gz

Setup Networks and Firewall

The details are covered in Stratogen’s own article:

http://www.stratogen.net/blog/vcloud-director-edge-gateway/

Key setup requirements:

  • Public to Private IP NAT or PAT
  • Private to Public IP Nat
  • Network setup with networks for DMZ and Green Zone with static ip pools
  • VPN Connection back to SIP infrastructure if interruption is required

Deploying VM

Launch Connect to VMware Director using a supported web browser. Details can be found at http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2058296

NOTE: An administrative username and password are required for the VMware Platform to ensure successful deployment. For details about VMware administration VMware Director please consult VMware product Documentation.

Create a new Vapp for FCSDK, Select Build New vApp

Proved a Name and Description, select the correct Datacenter and Next

Select the “Public Catalogs” from the Look In drop down then select Centos 6.4 64Bit CLI, followed by add and then Next

Type the machine name e.g FCSDKBE6K.cafex.com then select Next

Type the computer name FCSDKBE6K and select the correct network for the VM in question

Select next on this screen

Select Finish

Now you have the first machine, now the other machines can built by opening the vapp.

Then selecting new virtual machine

Once you have all the machines needed for the required typology

Now following a few seconds the machine will appear in the main screen. At this point we right click on the machine and select Properties

Select Guest OS Customization

Set the password for the vm and click OK

The process will take a few seconds to complete next we are going to power the vm on, right click again on the vm and select “Power On”

Now open the console to connect to the vm

If you don’t have the vmware director installed you will be prompted for the install (note this only works on a window box atm vmware have not issues a pluging for mac or linix) you will also need to allow popups for this process to work

Now just login with the user root and the password set earlier

Note to escape out of the screen press left “crtl” and “alt” to release the cursor and keyboard lock

Install VM’s Dependencies

Connect to the VM using a SSH client (example is using putty), enter the ip address or FQDN of the VM just created

Login with root and the password set earlier

Connect to the vm with a sftp client (example is using WinSCP) enter the ip address or FQDN of the VM just created along with the user name as root and the password set earlier then select login

Navigate to /opt

Copy in the downloaded java JDK file e.g. jdk-7u55-linux-x64.gz, normally completed by drag and dropping the file from the local file system into the right hand window of WinSCP

Switch windows back to the ssh client (putty in the example) and type the following to install java

cd /opt

yum remove java –y

tar -C /opt/ -xvzf jdk-7u55-linux-x64.gz

ln -s /opt/jdk1.7.0_55/ /opt/java

echo export "JAVA_HOME=/opt/java" >> /etc/profile.d/java.sh

echo export "PATH=\$PATH:\$JAVA_HOME/bin" >> /etc/profile.d/java.sh

Test that java is installing and working correctly

java -version

Install additional packages type

yum install -y pango libXv libxm2 wget unzip

Turn off iptables

service iptables stop

service ip6tables stop

chkconfig iptables off

chkconfig ip6tables off

Disable SE Linux

vi /etc/selinux/config 

Edit the line

SELINUX=enforcing

Change to (hint i for insert mode then curser keys to navigate and back space to remove enforcing)

SELINUX=disabled (hint type in disabled)

Write out and close the file (hint esc :wq return)

Note please consult a vi man page regarding vi navigation.

FAS Install

It is advised that the installation options are reviewed and followed from the “Installing FAS” guide available with your software release from the download server https://download.cafex.com. Note: This platform does not support the GUI install unless additional packages are installed on top of the recommended deployment.

FCSDK Install

It is advised that the installation options are reviewed and followed from the “Installing FCSDK” guide available with your software release from the download server https://download.cafex.com. Note: This platform does not support the GUI install unless additional packages are installed on top of the recommended deployment.

Configuration

It is advised that the configuration options are reviewed and followed from the “Administering FCSDK” guide available with your software release from the download server https://download.cafex.com.

Troubleshooting

Please consult the FCSDK or FAS Documentation

 

 

 

 

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