RHEL: Example Walkthrough of Installing Component From the VMware RPM Repository

After you install the vFabric License Server in your vCenter environment, you install one or more vFabric components on one or more virtual machines (VM). The vFabric License Server automatically keeps track of the number of VMs on which you install the components.

If your guest operating system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), VMware recommends that you use yum to install vFabric components from the VMware RPM repository.


This section describes a typical example of installing vFabric tc Server on a VM with an RHEL guest operating system. The procedure shows typical steps but does not go into detail about the installation. For complete installation instructions, see the vFabric tc Server documentation.



  1. Log in as the root user to the RHEL VM on which you are going to install the vFabric component and start a terminal.

  2. Execute the appropriate yum install component command to install the vFabric component, where component is name of the RPM package for the component.

    For the exact name of each RPM, search the output of yum search vfabric as described in the Prerequisites section.

    For example, to install vFabric tc Server:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-tc-server-standard

    To install the Spring Insight agent and dashboard templates:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-insight-agent vfabric-insight-dashboard

    To install vFabric Web Server:

    prompt# yum install vfabric-web-server

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

    If this is the first time that you install a vFabric component on the VM, the yum command also installs the vfabric-eula RPM and prompts you to accept the VMware license agreement.

    The yum command automatically choses the appropriate RPM package based on your architecture (32- or 64-bit).

  3. Enter y at the prompt to begin the actual installation. Depending on the component, you may be asked additional questions; answer as appropriate. If you need more detailed information, see the component documentation.

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

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