Linux: Install vFabric Web Server from a Self-Extracting ZIP

You can install vFabric Web Server on Linux VMs with a self-extracting ZIP file that you download from the VMware Web site. Self-extracting zip files expand themselves, or you can use unzip if your platform supports it. Using unzip explicitly enables you to specify options in addition to what is executed by default when the ZIP self-extracts.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in as the root user on to the Linux VM on which you want to install vFabric Web Server.

  2. Create the directory in which you will install vFabric Web Server. For example, on Linux:

    prompt# mkdir /opt/vmware
  3. Download the appropriate vFabric Web Server self-extracting ZIP from the VMware Support and Downloads Web site and place it in the directory you created.

    Be sure to choose the correct architecture (32- or 64-bit.) For example, the file to install vFabric Web Server on a 64-bit Linux platform is vfabric-web-server-5.0.0-httpd-2.2.19-x86_64-linux-glibc2.zip.sfx.

  4. From your terminal window, change to the directory in which you downloaded the ZIP file:

    prompt# cd /opt/vmware
  5. If necessary, change the permissions of the downloaded ZIP file to make it executable:

    prompt# chmod 755 vfabric-web-server-5.0.0-httpd-2.2.19-x86_64-linux-glibc2.zip.sfx
  6. Self-extract the files from the downloaded ZIP by using the file name as a command. For example:

    prompt# ./vfabric-web-server-5.0.0-httpd-2.2.19-x86_64-linux-glibc2.zip.sfx

    When it completes, the vFabric Web Server files are located in the vfabric-web-server subdirectory.

  7. Change to the vfabric-web-server directory and run the fixrootpath.pl Perl script to correct the root paths. For example:

    prompt# cd vfabric-web-server
    prompt# perl fixrootpath.pl

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