Installing vFabric Platform

Installing vFabric Platform is a multi-step process. The high-level steps are:

  1. Install the vFabric License Server on the same VM on which your existing vCenter Server is installed.

  2. Activate your vFabric licenses.

  3. Install individual vFabric components (such as vFabric tc Server) on one or more virtual machines (VMs).

    If you are installing vFabric components on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you can choose whether to install from a ZIP or TAR file from the standard VMware download Web site or from an RPM file from a repository using the yum command. For all other supported operating systems (such as Windows), you install the vFabric components from a package that you download from the VMware download Web site. If you install from a download page, the package might be in a *.zip, *.tar, or *.exe format, depending on the component.


The information that follows covers installation procedures for vFabric License Server and simple examples for vFabric components. For additional information about installing an individual vFabric component, refer to the product documentation.


vSphere, JVM, and Operating System Support

Install vFabric License Server on Your vCenter Server

Activate vFabric Platform Licenses

RHEL: Installing vFabric Components from the VMware YUM Repository

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

Monitor vFabric License Usage

Upgrade vFabric License Server

Uninstall vFabric License Server from vCenter Server

RHEL: Upgrade vFabric Components From the VMware YUM Repository

vSphere, JVM, and Operating System Support

See Supported Platforms and Configurations.