Windows/Linux: Example Walkthrough of Installing Component from Download Page

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.



  1. Log on to the VM with the credentials of the designated tc Server user who will create and start tc Server instances.

  2. Install a JDK or JVM on the VM's guest operating system. tc Server and EM4J require Java 1.6.

  3. Update the JAVA_HOME and PATH 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
  4. Download the Standard Edition package distribution of tc Server from the VMware Download Center.

  5. Open a terminal (Unix) and create the main tc Server installation directory, such as /home/tcserver.

    For example:

    prompt$ mkdir /home/tcserver
  6. 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 /home/Downloads directory:

    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.

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