Installing vFabric Web Server

vFabric Web Server is available only as part of vFabric Cloud Application Platform, which in turn runs only on vSphere. This means that you install vFabric Web Server on virtual machines that run on the vCenter Server. These VMs can run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Linux, or Windows operating systems. Each type of operating system requires its own installation procedure.


RHEL: Install vFabric Web Server from the VMware Package Repository

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

Windows: Install vFabric Web Server from a Self-Extracting ZIP File

Description of the vFabric Web Server Installation

RHEL: Install vFabric Web Server from the VMware Package Repository

When installing vFabric Web Server on a Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHEL) virtual machine, it is recommended that you use yum from the VMware package repository.


  • Create a virtual machine on your vCenter Server and install RHEL on it. See Supported Platforms for the list of supported platforms for vFabric Web Server.

  • Log in to the RHEL VM as the root user and start a terminal.

  • Install the vfabric-5-repo RPM using the rpm command. This RPM makes it easy for you to browse the vFabric RPMs available from the VMware repository:

    prompt# rpm -Uvh

    Use the yum search vfabric command to view the list of vFabric components that you can install from the VMware repository. The vFabric Web Server RPM is called vfabric-web-server.


  1. From the RHEL VM on which you will install vFabric Web Server, log in as the root user.

  2. Execute the following yum command:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-web-server

    The yum command begins the install process, resolves dependencies, and displays the packages it plans to install.

    The yum command automatically chooses the appropriate RPM package based on your architecture (32- or 64-bit). You can also install the RPM with a particular architecture by specifying the appropriate suffix. For example, to install the 64-bit RPM:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-web-server.x86_64
  3. Enter y at the prompt to begin the actual installation.

    If the installation is successful, you will see a Complete! message at the end.

    The yum command:

    • Installs vFabric Web Server into the /opt/vmware/vfabric-web-server directory.

    • Sets the owner of all directories and files under /opt/vmware/vfabric-web-server to root.

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