After you install the vFabric License Server in your vCenter environment, you install one or more vFabric components on one or more virtual machines (VM). The vFabric License Server automatically keeps track of the number of VMs on which you install the components.
If you are installing the vFabric components on an RHEL VM, VMware
recommends that you use the
yum command to install easily and
quickly from the VMware repository, as described in RHEL: Installing vFabric Components
from the VMware YUM Repository. You can, however, also install
components on RHEL VMs by downloading a package from the standard VMware
download page. If you are installing on Windows or non-RHEL Linux VMs, you
must use the download page.
When installing from a download page, you perform the component installation in the same way you install the components on a physical computer.
This section describes a typical example of installing vFabric tc Server (which includes EM4J) on a VM with an RHEL guest operating system. The procedure shows typical steps but does not go into detail about the installation. For complete installation instructions, see the vFabric tc Server documentation.
Activate vFabric Platform licenses in your vCenter Server.
Create a virtual machine (VM) and install a guest operating system supported by vFabric Platform.
Install VMware tools on the VM.
Log on to the VM with the credentials of the designated tc Server user who will create and start tc Server instances.
Install a JDK or JVM on the VM's guest operating system. tc Server and EM4J require Java 1.6.
environment variables of the user who installs tc Server.
For example, if you installed the JDK in
/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24, you can set the environment
variables in the user's Linux profile as follows:
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24 export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
Download the Standard Edition package distribution of tc Server from the VMware Download Center.
Open a terminal (Unix) and create the main tc Server
installation directory, such as
prompt$ mkdir /home/tcserver
Extract the tc Server distribution file into the new directory.
This action installs tc Runtime; there is no installer program.
For example, if you created a directory called
/home/tcserver in the preceding step, and downloaded the
Standard Edition file in the
prompt$ cd /home/tcserver prompt$ tar xvf /home/Downloads/vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0-M1.tar.gz
This action creates a directory called
vfabric-tc-server-standard in the main tc Server
installation directory that contains the tc Runtime utility scripts,
the templates directory, the Tomcat directory, and so on.
The component-specific next steps depend on the component you installed. For example, if you installed vFabric tc Server, you might enable EM4J in the VM, create an instance, start it, and deploy a Web application to the instance.
See the vFabric component-specific documentation for details.