You can install vFabric Web Server on Unix computers 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
explicitly enables you to specify options in addition to what is executed
by default when the ZIP self-extracts.
Verify that your system meets the supported configurations and installation requirements. See Supported Configurations and System Requirements.
If you want to use
unzip so you can specify
additional options, but your platform does not support
unzip, obtain an unzip
If your operating system is configured to support only 64-bit
operation, an external unzip utility is required. Do not use the
jar utility to unpack these zip files, because the file
system permissions will not be unpacked correctly.
Be sure you have installed Perl on your computer, and that it is at least version 5.8. Additionally, you cannot run the Perl script (described in the procedure) in multibyte character encoding such as UTF8; this means you must unset the LANG or LC_*** variables to remove any UTF8 or other encodings.
Log in as the
root user on to the Unix computer on which you want to install vFabric Web Server.
Create the directory in which you will install vFabric Web Server. For example:
prompt# mkdir /opt/vmware
Download the appropriate vFabric Web Server self-extracting ZIP from the VMware Download Web site and place it in the directory you created.
Be sure to choose the correct Unix operating system and chip architecture. For example, the file to install vFabric Web Server on a 64-bit Linux platform is
From your terminal window, change to the directory in which you downloaded the ZIP file:
prompt# cd /opt/vmware
If necessary, change the permissions of the downloaded ZIP file to make it executable:
prompt# chmod 755 vfabric-web-server-
Self-extract the files from the downloaded ZIP by using the file name as a command. For example:
When it completes, the vFabric Web Server files are located in
Change to the
vfabric-web-server directory and run
fixrootpath.pl Perl script to correct the root paths.
prompt# cd vfabric-web-server prompt# perl fixrootpath.pl
If you installed Web Server standalone, activate a local Web Server license as described in Activate a local vFabric Web Server License.
If you installed Web Server as part of vFabric Suite, then you should have already activated a network license using the vSphere client, as described Installation Note for vFabric Suite Customers.
Read Description of the vFabric Web Server Installation for a brief tour of what was installed.
Create and start using a vFabric Web Server as described in Creating and Using vFabric Web Server Instances.