Quick Start Guide KVM Hypervisor

Quick Start Guide KVM Hypervisor
Quick Start Guide
VRX
· VIRTUAL REPLICATION
ACCELERATOR ·
KVM
Hypervisor
© 2015 Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
· Server Mode ·
(Single-Interface Deployment)
This Quick Start Guide only covers single-interface Server mode, which uses mgmt0 for data traffic.
Before You Begin
 Comply with the VRX Virtual Appliance
Host System Requirements 
[PN 200778-001]
 Download the virtual appliance ISO
file to the KVM host disk:
- For a 30-day free trial, go to the
Silver Peak Marketplace.
- If you’ve purchased the product,
then log in at the Silver Peak Support
portal.
 Obtain a VRX Virtual Replication
Accelerator activation license key
 If not using DHCP, then an IP address
for the Silver Peak appliance.
SUMMARY OF TASKS
1
2
3
4
5
Prepare the KVM server/host
Create and configure the virtual machine
Establish connectivity to the virtual machine
Run the Appliance Manager initial configuration wizard
Configure storage for redirection
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www.silver-peak.com/support
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TO BEGIN ... Launch Virtual Machine Manager from the desktop, and connect to the target KVM server.
1
Prepare the KVM server/host
In this section, you’ll create the following:
a.
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One bridge network interface
•
One virtual disk for the System
From the menu bar, select Edit > Connection Details. The <hostname> Connection Details page appears.
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b.
Select the Network Interfaces tab.
To begin creating a bridge interface for mgmt0, click
in the lower left corner.
The Configure network interface dialog box appears, showing Step 1 of 2.
c.
Make sure that the Interface Type is Bridge, and then click Forward. The Step 2 of 2 dialog box appears.
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d.
Complete the fields as follows:
clear
Name:
Start mode:
Activate now:
IP settings:
Bridge settings:
Choose interfaces to bridge:
e.
mgmt0
onboot
[select it] 
[Manually configure > No configuration]
STP off
em2 [based on your host configuration, pick the physical adapter for mgmt0]
Click Finish. If the following warning message appears, click Yes.
The Network Interfaces page appears, with the newly added mgmt0 in the left pane.
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Now you’ll create one virtual disk for System.
f.
In the <hostname> Connection Details window, select the Storage tab and click LocalStore in the left navigation pane.
NOTE: In this example, LocalStore is a user-created storage pool, used for convenience. You can use any storage pool
that meets the host requirements’ specifications.
g.
Click New Volume. The New Storage Volume dialog box appears.
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h.
To add a 30-GB storage volume for the System, complete these fields as follows, multiplying the prescribed GB
(Gigabyte) value by 1024 to convert it to MB (Megabytes):
Name:
Format:
Max Capacity:
Allocation:
MySilverPeak-SYS
raw
30720 [MB] 
30720 [MB]
This size (30 GB, or 30720 MB) is the appropriate value for all VRX appliances. A larger allocation does not improve
performance, and the excess remains unused.
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Click Finish. The Storage tab displays the MySilverPeak-SYS.img volume.
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j.
Click Finish.
The Volumes area of the <hostname> Connection Details window’s Storage tab displays the volume you just finished
creating.
k.
Click Apply, and then close the <hostname> Connection Details window.
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Create and configure the virtual machine
This section includes the following tasks, in sequence:
•
Creating the virtual machine
•
Attaching the System volume (virtual disk) that you created earlier
•
Modifying the existing NIC for mgmt0
a.
Returning to the Virtual Machine Manager window, move the mouse over the tool bar to find and click the icon for
Create a new virtual machine.
The New VM dialog box appears, with the subheading, Step 1 of 5.
b.
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In the Name field, with Local install media (ISO image or CDROM) selected, enter MySilverPeak, and click
Forward.
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c.
In the Step 2 of 5 dialog box, select the following and then click Forward:
Use ISO image
OS type:
Version:
d.
(Browse to select the file you already downloaded from Silver Peak’s website)
Linux
Show all OS options > Fedora 14
In the Step 3 of 5 dialog box, do the following:
For your VRX model, refer to the VRX Virtual Appliance Host System Requirements document [PN 200778-001] for the
number of CPUs and amount of memory your virtual appliance must have. In this example, we’ll use the values for the
VRX-4.
e.
•
For the Memory (RAM) field, look for the number of Memory (Gigabytes) required. In this instance of the VRX-4,
it’s 7 GB. Multiply this by 1024 MB/GB for a total of 7168 MB.
•
For the CPUs field, look for the number of Processor Cores required. In this instance of the VRX-4, it’s 4.
Click Forward.
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f.
In the Step 4 of 5 dialog box, choose Select managed or other existing storage and click Browse.
g.
From the LocalStore storage pool, select MySilverPeak-SYS.img and click Choose Volume.
When the Step 4 of 5 dialog box reappears, click Forward.
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h.
In the Step 5 of 5 dialog box, select Customize configuration before install, and click Finish.
i.
The MySilverPeak Virtual Machine window appears.
We still have to configure a couple more parameters. Tasks include:
•
modifying the existing System volume you created (in Step 2g of this document)
•
modifying the existing NIC (associated with mgmt0)
In the following section, you’ll be preparing to map a virtual interface (also known as a NIC or network) to the
appropriate physical adapter.
For mgmt0, you’ll modify the existing NIC for mgmt0.
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j.
In the left navigation pane of the MySilverPeak Virtual Machine page, select the (only) NIC and specify the following:
Source device:
Device model:
k.
Host device em2 (Bridge ‘mgmt0’)
virtio
Click Apply. The Apply button dims.
Now it’s time to power on the virtual machine.
l.
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In the menu bar, click Begin Installation. The machine powers up.
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m.
When the console displays the Confirm screen, asking, “Install Silver Peak Appliance on KVM platform?”, press Enter
to accept Okay.
n.
When the console displays the Install Done screen with Reboot selected, press Enter on the keyboard.
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After the virtual appliance boots up, the Silver Peak Console User Interface appears.
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Establish connectivity to the virtual machine
To access the VRX appliance’s user interface, you’ll need to discover the IP address for its mgmt0 interface and enter it into a
browser.
a.
The next task is to determine the virtual appliance’s IP address:
•
If you’re using DHCP, the virtual appliance IP address displays in Silver Peak’s Console User Interface.
•
If you’re not using DHCP, then you must configure the static IP address and default gateway.
In the virtual appliance console, press function key, F4, and complete the remaining steps.
When prompted to choose the type of management interface, select Static (as opposed to DHCP).
After selecting Apply, you can review the settings by selecting function key, F2.
b.
To verify connectivity, press function key, F1, and enter the following command sequence:
[vx-appliance] > enable
[ENTER]
[vx-appliance] # show ip default-gateway
[ENTER]
[vx-appliance] # ping <default-gateway>
[ENTER]
To stop the pinging, enter CTRL-C.
You are now ready to complete the Silver Peak virtual appliance initial configuration wizard.
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Run the Appliance Manager initial configuration wizard
a.
In a browser, enter the mgmt0 IP address you just discovered or configured. The Silver Peak Appliance Management
Console login page appears.
b.
For both the User Name and Password, enter admin. The initial configuration wizard appears.
c.
Complete the remaining wizard screens.
d.
On the last wizard screen, click Apply. 
The Appliance Manager takes a few minutes to reboot and return to the login page.
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a.
b.
Configure storage for redirection
Configure storage for redirection. There are two ways to accomplish this:
•
Configure a static route to direct replication traffic to the VRX appliance
•
Change the default gateway for all replication ports to use the VRX appliance
You can download specialized storage configuration guides from the Velocity section of Silver Peak’s website.
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