This section provides quick start instructions for installing VMware vFabric tc Server Standard Edition, creating a tc Runtime instance, and starting the tc Runtime instance.
tc Runtime is the runtime component of tc Server.
If you obtain tc Server as part of vFabric Platform, first complete the license activation and installation procedures in Getting Started with vFabric Cloud Application Platform. Then follow the procedures here to install tc Server and create and start a tc Runtime instance.
Download and install a JDK or JRE on the computer on which you are installing tc Server. See Required Software: JDK or JRE.
Determine the user that is going to create and run the tc Runtime instances, and create it if necessary. Consider creating a user dedicated to tc Server tasks and disabling its interactive login for security purposes. On Unix, never run tc Runtime instances as the
root user. See Setting Up Unix Users for tc Server and Hyperic.
For clarity, it is assumed in this topic that you will install and run tc Server as the
Login to the computer on which you are installing tc Server as the appropriate user, such as
tcserver. If you have disabled interactive login, login as the
root user and use
su - tcserver to become the user.
Open a terminal (Unix) or Command Prompt (Windows) and create a directory to contain the tc Runtime component (such as
/opt/vmware) if it doesn't already exist.
prompt$ mkdir /opt/vmware
prompt> mkdir \opt\vmware
From the VMware Download
Center, download the most recent
file and unzip the contents into the directory you created in the
preceding step. The
zip file name is the version number, for example
This is all that is required to install tc Runtime; there is no installer program.
For example, in Unix, if you specified a directory called
/opt/vmware in the preceding step and downloaded
the Standard Edition file to your home directory:
prompt$ cd /opt/vmware prompt$ unzip ~/vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0.RELEASE.zip
In Windows Explorer, double-click the ZIP file you downloaded to launch the Windows Extraction Wizard and extract the file into the directory you created in the preceding step.
After you unzip the ZIP file you will have a directory called
This directory contains all the tc Runtime files and directories.
From your terminal window or Command Prompt, change to the tc
Runtime directory and execute the
command to create a basic tc Runtime instance (called
myserver in the examples).
VMware recommends that you use the
--instance-directory option to specify the full pathname of a directory in which the new instance will be created, and that this directory be different from the installation directory. Be sure the
tcserver user can write to this directory and that the directory already exists.
prompt$ cd /opt/vmware/vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0.RELEASE prompt$ ./tcruntime-instance.sh create --instance-directory /var/opt/vmware/vfabric-tc-server-standard myserver
prompt> cd \opt\vmware\vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0.RELEASE prompt> tcruntime-instance.bat create --instance-directory \var\opt\vmware\vfabric-tc-server-standard myserver
(Windows only) Use the
tcruntime-ctl command to make
the new runtime instance a Windows service; use the
-n option to specify the directory in which the instance is located:
prompt> tcruntime-ctl.bat myserver install -n \var\opt\vmware\vfabric-tc-server-standard
tcruntime-ctl command to start the
new tc Runtime instance; use the
-n option to specify the directory in which the instance is located.
prompt$ ./tcruntime-ctl.sh myserver start -n /var/opt/vmware/vfabric-tc-server-standard
prompt> tcruntime-ctl.bat myserver start -n \var\opt\vmware\vfabric-tc-server-standard
To confirm that the tc Runtime instance is running, invoke its welcome
page in a browser. Use the URL
is the name or IP address of
the computer on which the tc Runtime instance is running
localhost if local).