StorReduce Cluster Edition VMware Deployment Guide

Deploy the StorReduce Appliance(s)

These steps must be completed for each of the StorReduce server appliances in the cluster

  1. Use the vSphere web client to register a new virtual machine, making sure to select the OVA-style deployment:

    Create VM Screenshot

  2. Assign a name to the new virtual machine and upload the StorReduce Monitor OVA file that you previously downloaded:

    Select OVA Screenshot

  3. Select an SSD-backed data store, making sure to select one that supports thin provisioning. StorReduce requires SSD and support will not be provided unless SSD is used:

    Select StorageScreenshot

  4. After completing the new virtual machine wizard please edit the configuration and give it at least 4 CPU cores and at least 6 GB of memory. For production deployments we strongly recommend reserving all guest memory:

    Configure VM Screenshot

  5. Start the new StorReduce Appliance

  6. Login using the default username root and password storreduce and use nmtui (or similar) to set a static IP address:

    Login VM Screenshot

    Network Configuration Screenshot

Now that the StorReduce Cluster Appliance(s) have been deployed please return to the StorReduce Cluster Deployment Guide to continue the configuration.