PowerPathVE Virtual Appliance Install

Ensure full DNS resolution is in place before starting of the host name of the appliance.

Be aware unless licensed the PowerPathVE has a 45 day trail license.
The PowerPathVE Virtual Appliance will support multiple vCenters.

Create a AD service account

Create a new Role in vCenter called “PowerPathVE licensing”

Assign the role the following permissions in vCenter

Global | Health

Host | CIM | CIM Interaction

Assign permissions for the AD USer created with this new role at the vCenter Level in vCenter

At the DC level create a Network Protocol Profile in vCenter if one doesn’t exist this is based on the PortGroup the vm will be for deployment

Give it a name and confirm which PortGroup it will be associated with


Set up IP4 Info, do not enable


Leave IP6 blank


Set DNS and Proxy if required


Confirm the changes


Deploy OVF, via the normal vCenter wizard, follow the defaults until network settings.

Select the port group you associated the Network Profile with initially at step 2d

Then customize the image as required in the design and set Root password as per deployment wizard

Confirm changes and select to power on after completion.

 
 

 
 

Once booted up, access the console

Agree to license

Once booted and license is accepted and you have a login prompt at the console, open a browser and go to https://hostname/,. you will be presented with the EMC login page.

Login using Root and password created during the OVF Deployment

Go to the Vmware vCenter Servers Tab

Add vCenter using the credentails created earlier

You will see the host connected, with a username and green tick, it will take a few minutes for the data to update

After this the PowerPath Licenses must be installed.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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