Choose your preferred Datastore
  • Choose your preferred Datastore

  • Once the Datastore has been selected, you can then click the Datastore browser

  • Once the browser dialogue opens, select Upload

  • Locate both the dozuki.vmdk (the Application volume) and the data.vmdk (the content volume) images provided by Dozuki

  • Once selected, click the Open button to begin the upload process

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Once upload is complete, SSH into your VMware host server
  • Once upload is complete, SSH into your VMware host server

  • Once logged in, navigate to the datastore where you uploaded the .vmdk files (ie: /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/... ) in the previous step.

  • Use the following command syntax to convert the uploaded .vmdk files:

  • vmkfstools -i [image to be converted] [new image name for converted file] -d thin

  • Example usage: vmkfstools -i dozuki.vmdk dozukiConverted.vmdk -d thin

  • Once the conversion process has finished for both the App volume and the Data volume, proceed to the next step.

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  • Select Virtual Machines

  • Select Create / Register VM

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  • Once the dialogue opens, select the Create a new virtual machine

  • Click Next

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  • Name your VM

  • For Compatibilty, select ESXi 6.5 virtual machine from the dropdown

    • ESXi 5.5 or newer is required as ESXi 5.0 and later does not support SATA controllers (a requirement for Dozuki OnPrem).

  • For Guest OS family, select Linux from the dropdown

  • For Guest OS Version, select CentOS 7 (64bit) from the dropdown

    • The Guest OS of the Virtual Machine is "Fedora" which is backwards compatible with CentOS/RHEL.

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  • Select the datastore you wish to use.

  • Click Next

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  • Select the CPU Dropdown, enter appropriate number of CPUs to be used with the VM.

    • Dozuki OnPrem's recommended minimum CPU count is four.

  • Select the Memory dropdown, enter the appropriate number of RAM to be used with the VM.

    • Dozuki OnPrem's recommended minimum amount of RAM is 8 GB.

  • Delete the default storage (titled Hard Disk 1)

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  • Click Add hard disk

    • Select Existing hard disk

  • Navigate to the dozukiConverted.vmdk from earlier in the procedure.

  • Click Next

  • Verify Data File points to the correct .vmdk file.

  • For your Virtual Device Node, Select your preferred SATA Drive ID

  • Select Controller 0 Disk 0 (SATA [ID]:0)

  • Select Dependent for your Disk Mode

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  • Click Add hard disk

    • Select Existing hard disk

  • Navigate to the dataConverted.vmdk from earlier in the procedure.

  • Click Next

  • Verify Data File points to the correct .vmdk file.

  • For your Virtual Device Node, Select your preferred SATA Drive ID

  • Select Controller 0 Disk 1 (SATA [ID]:1)

  • Select Dependent for your Disk Mode

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  • Configure your required Network settings

  • The Dozuki VM will require DHCP to assign an IP address

  • If you require a statically assigned IP address, please contact Dozuki Support for documentation on accessing the Admin Console.

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  • Review the configuration of your new Virtual Machine

  • Click Finish

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  • Power On your new virtual machine

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  • Navigate to your VM's console

  • You can tab to a set of informational TTY screens to check on the application by holding the ALT key + Left arrow or Right arrow

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  • Verify the (3) services (depicted in the screenshot) are active and in the running state.

  • On one of the TTY screens, you'll find details about network configuration of your server.

  • The IP Address displaying correctly indicates your Dozuki OnPrem instance is accessible at that IP.

  • You've now successfully installed the application! Please continue to configure the installation by navigating to your application's IT Management Console (http://<YourVMsIPAdress>:8800) and following our general installation procedure.

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