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FVP Installation

PernixData FVP consists of 3 components:


  • FVP Windows Management Server
  • FVP UI Plugin
  • FVP Host Extension

First you need to install the FVP Management Server:

 
 
 
 

The second part is the FVP UI Plugin Installation:


 

The Installation is pretty straight Forward.


From the vSphere Client choose PlugIns - Manage Plugins


  • Next


  • Next


  • Install


  • Finish
 

The third part is the Host Extension Installation:


  • Copy the Host Extension to your ESXi host via WinSCP, for example to /tmp


  • Enter Host Maintenance Mode


  • Login as root via SSH


  • Install the Host Extension with this command:


  • esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/PernixData-host-extension-vSphere5.5.0_2.0.0.2-32837.zip 


  • Backup the ESXi Host configuration with this command:


  • /sbin/auto-backup.sh


  • Remove the Host from Maintenance Mode




You can find the official Installation Guide here:

You can find Update information here.