Deploying Turbonomic into VMware Lab Environment

In this Post, I am installing Turbonomic into my Home Lab which is based on VMware Workstation – When deploying into your vCenter, the initial process will be slightly different i.e Deploy OVF Template

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If you already have a valid license etc.. For turbonomic – you will just need the CentOS Based OVA.  If not, visit: https://turbonomic.com/downloads/turbonomic-30-day-trial/

Select File > Open and Browse to the OVA File

Give the VM a Name, Enter the Storage Path where you want the Machines files to be stored, Select Import and Accept the EULA

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Whilst that is importing – I have created a DNS Record for my Turbonomic Instance

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Once this has completed, I have my new Turbonomic Server – I will drag this into my VMware Lab Folder

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I’m going to change some of the Settings for my Home lab (Best to leave these alone if deploying into Production Environment or even consider increasing Memory)

I am going to Drop to 4GB Memory, 1 Processor and Add this Interface to my dedicated Virtual Network

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Now time to Power On

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We need to log in to the Turbo Server to perform the configuration, using default username: root and password: vmturbo

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Once logged in, type the following to start the Setup

Ipsetup

Follow through he wizard entering IP Address, Netmask, Gateway, DNS and Domain Name

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Once the Network has restarted – you will see the IP Assigned

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We can now connect via a Web Browser

Enter new Password for the administrator account

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Once logged in – you will need to enter the license key you have

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I will do a separate blog on adding vCenter as a Target as this requires ensuring Accounts are created and have relevant permissions, however this Image gives you an idea of how many Targets are available to be added into Turbonomic:

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Here is a quick start guide

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