Installing and Configuring vFabric Administration Server

A vFabric Administration Server installation has a server component that you install on a server, and an agent component, which you install on each managed node.

The server component consists of two services, a broker and an HTTP server. The broker must be running when the HTTP server starts. On Linux, the service scripts can be installed in /etc/init.d and installed as system services using the chkconfig command. Installing the Red Hat RPM does this automatically.

You can download vFabric Administration Server from the VMware download site or, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems, you can install it from the VMware RPM repository. After the server is installed, install the agent on each managed node by downloading the agent installer from the server.

Subtopics

Installation Note for vFabric Suite Customers

Prerequisites

Windows: Install vFabric Administration Server from a ZIP Archive

Linux: Install vFabric Administration Server from a ZIP Archive

RHEL: Install vFabric Administration Server from the VMware RPM Repository

Install the vFabric Administration Server Agent on Managed Nodes

Post-Installation Configuration

Upgrading vFabric Installation Server

Installation Note for vFabric Suite Customers

If you will be installing vFabric Administration Server as part of a vFabric Suite package (Standard or Advanced), complete the procedures for installing vFabric License Server and activating vFabric Suite licenses in Getting Started with vFabric Suite. You may also want to read the other vFabric licensing sections in that guide, to understand how licensing works with vFabric Suite.