Installation Note for vFabric Suite Customers

vFabric SQLFire is available as a standalone product installation, and as part of vFabric Suite Advanced. vFabric Suite is a set of runtime components that let you build, scale, and run modern, agile applications in virtual environments.

If you obtain SQLFire standalone, you can install it on physical or virtual machines according to the procedures in this document.

If you obtain SQLFire as part of vFabric Advanced, you install it exclusively on VMware virtual machines that run on vSphere. The vFabric Suite install process adds the vFabric License Server to an existing vCenter server. The vFabric License Server accepts a network license, actually a pool of licenses for vFabric components, which makes it easy to manage the licensing of all components installed on the VMs.

If you obtain SQLFire as part of vFabric Suite Advanced, first complete the license activation and installation procedures in Getting Started with vFabric Suite. Then follow procedures in this document to set up your environment for SQLFire and complete any remaining SQLFire-specific installation and configuration tasks.