We got a demo unit of Simplivity and some documentation, but unfortunally that documentation isn’t very clear. Maybe the docs at the site are good, but I don’t have access to that. After some time spending with support I created this article just for my own knowledge.
Here are the requirements before doing the steps below :
- vCenter Simplivity Plugin should be installed
- Create network for NFS share and Federation
- Simplivity Arbiter must be installed.
- Passthrough the Raidcontroller and the Simplivity acceleration card.
Now you can install the Simplivity OVA :
Make sure the name of the Image is : SimpliVity-xxxx where xxxx are random numbers.
Thin provisioned should be choosen.
Don’t start the image.
Copy the vCubeOVA directory to the local datastore of the Â box.
Just go to the vCenter plugin and deploy the image :
Make sure you fill in the right things :
Some checks are being made before it will deploy it.
Now it’s gonne deploy the image.
It takes a few minutes :
When you do some testing with a random file you get this result :
More information can be found here.