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VLM for VMware Workstation and Player

Installation Guide

Virtual LoadMaster for VMware Workstation and Player
Installation Guide
VERSION: 1.9 UPDATED: NOVEMBER 2013

Copyright © 2002 - 2013 KEMP Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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. 6 Deploy the vmx File....... 15 Static MAC Addresses Must Be Configured ........................................ 12 4 Troubleshooting ..................................... 16 5 References ...................................vmx File ............................ 7 Power On the LoadMaster .............. 6 2....................................................................................................................................................................................... Page 4 / 18 .............. 12 3............................... All Rights Reserved................................................ 6 Check the Network Adapter Settings ...............................5 3 Download the .....................................................3 2........................... Inc..3 Cannot access the Web User Interface ...................1 2........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17 Document History ............. 8 Licensing and Configuration...............................................1 4.............................................................................................................................. 15 4...........................2 2............................................................................4 2....2 4........................................................... 8 Installing Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) on VMware Player .................... 5 Installing Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) on VMware Workstation .........................................................VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Table of Contents 1 2 Introduction ..... 12 Deploy the vmx File......................................................................................................................2 Download the ..........................................................................................vmx File ...........1 3................................................................................. 16 Factory Reset .......................................... 18 Copyright © 2002 .....................................................2013 KEMP Technologies................................

kemptechnologies.2013 KEMP Technologies. Note: As of June 30th. Copyright © 2002 . The VMware virtual machine guest environment for the VLM. Page 5 / 18 . must include:    2 x virtual CPUs (reserve 2 GHz) 1 GB RAM 32GB disk space There may be maximum configuration limits imposed by VMware such as maximum RAM per VM. Full details of the currently supported versions are available on our website: http://www. All Rights Reserved. There are several different versions of the VLM available. Virtual NICs per VM etc. Inc.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 1 Introduction The KEMP Virtual LoadMaster is a version of the KEMP LoadMaster that runs as a virtual machine within a hypervisor and can provide all the features and functions of a hardware-based LoadMaster. 2011 the VLM is no longer supported by KEMP on VMware Server.0 and above. since VMware Server is no longer supported by VMware.0 and above and VMware Player 8. The VLM has been tested with VMware Workstation 4. at minimum. please refer to the relevant VMware documentation. This document describes the installation of the Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) within a VMware Workstation and VMware Player hosted hypervisor environment. For further details regarding the configuration limits imposed by VMware.com.

Click on the Open button. All Rights Reserved. Ensure that the correct VLM environment opens within the VMware Workstation application as per Figure 2-1. 2. Save the vmx zip file. Browse to where you downloaded the vmx files and select the LoadMaster . 2. Click on the Download VMDK button. 8. click on the Open a Virtual Machine option within the Home tab. These settings should be as follows:     Memory: 1 GB Processors: 2 Hard Disk (SCSI) : 32GB CD/DVD (IDE): Auto detect Copyright © 2002 . 4. 7. Earlier or later versions may have different user interfaces. If you wish to continue. 4. 6. Page 6 / 18 . 2. Open the VMware Workstation application. 5.2 Deploy the vmx File 1. Read the end user agreement. 3. 3. select the option for VMware Workstation. 7. Inc. 5.0.vmx File The VLM is packaged with a . select your country from the drop-down list. Note: VMware Workstation version 8.vmx file for ease of deployment. Click on the File > Open menu option or.KEMPtechnologies. Log on to http://www. 6. Unzip the contents of the zip file to an accessible location. Click on the Agree button.2013 KEMP Technologies. Within the Select the hypervisor platform section. We recommend that you do not edit the default configuration settings. Server and Player.com/try 2.1 Download the . This file can be freely downloaded from KEMP Technologies for a 30 day evaluation period.vmx file. To download the VLM please follow the instructions below: 1. alternatively.2 was used as an example for the purposes of this document.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 2 Installing Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) on VMware Workstation The following instructions describe how to install a Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) on VMware Workstation.

Inc. 1. Click on the Edit virtual machine settings option within the LoadMaster VLM tab. please note the value in the MAC Address input field. Click on the Advanced button. Page 7 / 18 . All Rights Reserved.2013 KEMP Technologies. for some reason. it is useful to be able to manually return to the original MAC address. Ensure that the Connect at power on checkbox is selected and that the Bridged network connection option is selected. It is advisable to keep the value of the MAC Address because the license is tied to the MAC address. Select the Network Adapter device. 5.3 Check the Network Adapter Settings Before starting the VLM we must first verify that the network adapters are configured correctly and note the MAC address(es). If.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide     Floppy: Using drive A: Network Adapter: Bridged Network Adapter 2: Bridged Display: Auto Detect Figure 2-1: VLM Screen 2. Copyright © 2002 . 2. 3. the MAC address changed. 4. In the Network Adapter Advanced Settings dialog box.

Please click the continue/ignore option. Inc.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 2. If the VLM does not obtain an IP address. Ensure to enter https:// before the IP address. The LoadMaster End User License Agreement screen appears. 3. In an internet browser. A warning may appear regarding website security certificates. Click the Power on this virtual machine option within the LoadMaster VLM tab. 1. Page 8 / 18 . or if the IP address needs to be changed.1.4 Power On the LoadMaster Once the VLM has been deployed it can be powered on: 1. Make a note of this address. Figure 2-2: IP address 2. The VLM should begin to boot up.5 Licensing and Configuration The LoadMaster must now be configured to operate within the network configuration.2013 KEMP Technologies. it can be manually configured in the console by following the steps in Section 4. 2. Please ignore this message. All Rights Reserved. The VLM should obtain an IP address via DHCP. An error message may appear stating “Could not connect to floppy A”. Copyright © 2002 . enter the IP address that was noted previously. 2.

enter the KEMP Order ID# if this was provided to you. For detailed instructions on how to register for a KEMP ID and license the LoadMaster. fill out the fields and click License Now. After the LoadMaster is licensed. Figure 2-4: Authentication Required 5. Feature Description. paste it into the License field and click Apply License..VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Please read the license agreement and. click the Agree button to proceed. Please use the following login credentials: lb100 login: bal Password: 1fourall 6. Figure 2-3: License Required 4. If you are starting with a permanent license. a prompt will appear asking to log in. Enter the user name and password and click OK. The Change Password screen appears Copyright © 2002 . If you are starting with a trial license. Page 9 / 18 . refer to the Licensing. select Offline Licensing. If using the Offline Licensing method. All Rights Reserved. obtain the license text.2013 KEMP Technologies. there is no need to enter an Order ID. If using the Online licensing method. if willing to accept the conditions therein. Inc.

In the Network Interface 0 screen. enter the IP address of the eth1 interface. 13. 12. In the screen informing you that the password has changed. If your machine has shipped with a temporary license you should get a warning informing you that a temporary license has been installed on your machine and for how long the license is valid. Copyright © 2002 . Inc.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 7. the farmside interface of the LoadMaster. Click on the OK button 11. enter the bal user name and the new password as defined in Step 14 9. in the Interface Address input field. Click on the eth0 menu option within the Interfaces section. Enter a new password for the bal user in the Password input field and retype it in the Retype Password input field. 15. press the Continue button 10. The login screen appears again. 8. enter the IP address of the eth0 interface. Click the System Configuration menu option. In the Network Interface 1 screen. Page 10 / 18 . All Rights Reserved. Click on the Set Address button 16.2013 KEMP Technologies. the network facing interface of the LoadMaster. 14. You should now connect to the Appliance Vitals screen of the LoadMaster. in the Interface Address input field. Click on the eth1 menu option within the Interfaces section 17.

Enter the domain name that is to be prepended to requests to the DNS nameserver into the DNS NameServer input field. 28. please refer to the LoadMaster documentation which can be downloaded from the http://www. Page 11 / 18 .com/documentation page. 23. Copyright © 2002 . 21. Click on the Set Address button 19. 24. 29. enter the hostname into the Current Hostname input field. 25. 20.2013 KEMP Technologies. enter the IP address(es) of the DNS Server(s) which will be used to resolve names locally on the LoadMaster into the DNS NameServer input field. The LoadMaster is now fully installed and ready to be used. Click on the Local DNS Configuration > DNS Configuration menu option. Inc. Click on the Set IPv4 Default Gateway button. In the DNS configuration screen. 26. Click on the Set Hostname button. This interface is optional. All Rights Reserved.KEMPtechnologies. 31. In the DNS configuration screen. 22. Click on the Local DNS Configuration > Hostname Configuration menu option. Click on the Route Management > Default Gateway menu option. For further information on how to configure and implement the Virtual LoadMaster. Click on the Add button. 30. enter the IP address of the default gateway into the IPv4 Default Gateway Address input field. If you have an IPv6 Default Gateway.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 18. 27. Click on the Add button. please enter the value in the IPv6 Default Gateway Address input field. depending on the network configuration. In the Hostname configuration screen.

VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 3 Installing Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) on VMware Player The following instructions describe how to install a Virtual LoadMaster on VMware Player. 5.vmx file. Browse to where you downloaded the vmx files and select the LoadMaster . All Rights Reserved. Note: version VMware Player 4.2013 KEMP Technologies.2 was used as an example for the purposes of this document.0. Click on the Open a Virtual Machine option within the Home tab. Open the VMware Player application.1 Download the .1 Download the .2 Deploy the vmx File 1. Ensure that the LoadMaster VLM tab appears. Download the . 3.vmx file as per the instructions in Section 2. Inc. 4. Page 12 / 18 .vmx file for ease of deployment. 2.vmx File The VLM is packaged within a . Earlier or later versions may have different user interfaces. Copyright © 2002 . To download the VLM please follow the following instructions. This file can be freely downloaded from KEMP Technologies for a 30 day evaluation period. 3.vmx File. 3. Click on the Open button.

8. All Rights Reserved. We recommend that you do not edit the default configuration settings.2013 KEMP Technologies.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Figure 3-1: The LoadMaster VLM tab 6. Ensure that the correct configuration settings appear as follows:         Memory: 1 GB Processors: 2 Hard Disk (SCSI) : 32GB CD/DVD (IDE): Auto detect Floppy: Using drive A: Network Adapter: Bridged Network Adapter 2: Bridged Display: Auto Detect 9. 7. Inc. Page 13 / 18 . Click the Cancel button Copyright © 2002 . Click on the Edit virtual machine settings option on the LoadMaster VLM tab.

Copyright © 2002 . For further information on how to configure and implement the Virtual LoadMaster.KEMPtechnologies. please refer to the LoadMaster documentation which can be downloaded from the http://www. Page 14 / 18 . Inc. The VLM is now fully installed and ready to be used.com/documentation page.2013 KEMP Technologies.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Continue with the installation process. All Rights Reserved.

network settings can be configured via the console view. Enter the IP address of the eth0 interface. 1. Figure 4-2: Enter default gateway address 3. All Rights Reserved. Login into the VLM via the console using the settings: lb100 login: bal Password: 1fourall Figure 4-1: Enter IP address 2. Copyright © 2002 . the network-facing interface of the LoadMaster.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide 4 Troubleshooting 4. Page 15 / 18 . Enter the IP address of the Default Gateway.2013 KEMP Technologies. Inc.1 Cannot access the Web User Interface If a connection to the WUI cannot be established. in the input field within the Network Side Interface Address field and press Enter on the keyboard.

2013 KEMP Technologies.2 Static MAC Addresses Must Be Configured In case you move a VLM system to a different Virtual Machine. 4. Try to access the IP address via a web browser. The VLM may not be accessible using this address. If this is the case then you must run through the quick setup via the console as described in Section 4. A message will appear asking to continue licensing via the WUI. ensure that the MAC addresses of the Virtual Machine’s NICs stay the same. Page 16 / 18 . 6. Ensure to enter https:// before the IP address.1.1. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2002 . all configuration data. 4. please refer to the relevant VMware documentation.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Figure 4-3: Nameserver IP addresses 4. Contact the local KEMP Customer Services Representative for further support if needed. It is recommended to configure static MAC addresses for all NICs within Virtual Machines.101. During the subsequent reboot the VLM attempts to obtain an IP address via DHCP. Inc. 5.3 Factory Reset If you perform a factory reset on your VLM. including the VLM’s IP address is deleted. For further information on configuring static MAC addresses.168. Enter a space-separated list of nameserver IP addresses. If the VLM is on a different subnet to the DHCP server then an IP address will not be obtained and the IP address is set to the default 192.

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Inc.6 1. All Rights Reserved.0-8 release More logical order Minor updates for 7.2013 KEMP Technologies. June 2012 Nov 2012 Nov 2012 Jan 2013 May 2013 July 2013 Aug 2013 Sep 2013 Sep 2013 Nov 2013 Initial draft of the document Updates made Updates Made Minor Updates made Updates made Minor updates Updates made Minor changes Order of steps changed Release updates Initial draft of the document EULA screen update Introduction of VLM-DE product As per 6.0-8e release 1.2 1.9 DD DD DD DD DD LB LB LB LB LB Copyright © 2002 .0-42 updates As per 7.4 1.3 1.1 1. Page 18 / 18 .8 1.5 1.0-4 release updates Updates made New licensing process Minor updates for 7.VLM for VMware Workstation and Player Installation Guide Document History Date Change Reason for Change Ver.0 1. Resp.7 1.