Before deploying StorReduce Single-Server using the VMware OVA file you will require the following:
VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, or Fusion to run the StorReduce VM. ESXi is the only supported solution for production deployments, however VMware’s desktop offerings can be used for small trials.
A static IP address for the StorReduce VM
A DNS name or hosts file entry to refer to the StorReduce server’s static IP address. Although you can use the IP address for the VM to browse to the Web console, this will not work for clients connecting via the S3 API. (S3 API digital signatures do not work when the endpoint is specified as an IP address.)
A bucket configured in a supported Object Store either on-premises or on-cloud
A set of access keys that are used to authenticate to the bucket
License key information for your server which should have been provided by a StorReduce representative when issuing your free trial.
Step 1 of 2: Deploy the StorReduce VM
Use the vSphere web client to register a new virtual machine, making sure to select the OVA-style deployment:
Assign a name to the new virtual machine and upload the StorReduce Monitor OVA file that you previously downloaded:
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:
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:
Start the new StorReduce Appliance
Login using the default username
nmtui(or similar) to set a static IP address:
Now the VM is deployed and the network is configured it’s time to move on to configuring StorReduce.