You install vFabric Web Server on Windows computers using a self-extracting ZIP file (
*.zip.exe) that you download from the VMware Web site.
Verify that your system meets the supported configurations and installation requirements. See Supported Configurations and System Requirements.
From the Windows computer on which you want to install vFabric Web
Server, log in as the
Start a command window, then create the directory into which you will install vFabric Web Server. Do not create a directory name that contains spaces. For example:
prompt> mkdir c:\opt\vmware
Note: Depending on the Windows
version, you may not have the required permissions when you start the
command window, even if you logged in as the Administrator user. If,
when executing the steps in this procedure, you find that some
commands fail because of a lack of permissions, start a new command
window from the original one using the
runas command and
run the commands from there instead:
prompt> runas /user:administrator "cmd.exe /k"
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 architecture (32- or 64-bit). For
example, the file to install vFabric Web Server on a 64-bit Windows
Execute the downloaded
*.zip.exe file to
self-extract the files into the directory you created. You can do
this, for example, by opening Window Explorer, navigating to the
directory, and double-clicking on the
When the extraction completes, the vFabric Web Server files are
located in the
From your command window, change to the main vFabric Web Server directory:
prompt> cd c:\opt\vmware\vfabric-web-server
fixrootpath.vbs VBScript to correct the
root paths; use the
cscript command to invoke the script.
prompt> cscript fixrootpath.vbs
Create a symbolic link from the existing
httpd-2.2. directory to
refers to the minor
version and architecture of vFabric Web Server.
For example, to use the 64-bit edition of vFabric Web Server on a Windows 2008 computer, run the following command:
prompt> mklink /d httpd-2.2 httpd-126.96.36.199-64
On Windows 2003, use the
makelink command, which is included in the main vFabric Web Server directory (such as
c:\opt\vmware\vfabric-web-server). For example:
prompt> makelink httpd-2.2 httpd-188.8.131.52-64
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.