To deploy an HCI VM system, you must create your own HCI OVF template based off of the Hitachi Vantara template. This is because the HCI OVF template provided by Hitachi Vantara is not suitable for production.
What you need
To create your own HCI OVF template for production, you need the HCI OVF template provided by Hitachi Vantara. This OVF template is packaged in the
Hitachi Content Intelligence-OVF-EXAMPLE-<version-number>.tgz file.
To create a production OVF template:
Deploy a new virtual machine for each instance
Hitachi Content Intelligence-OVF-EXAMPLE-<version-number>.tgzfile to a folder that's accessible by your virtual machine host.
Create a new virtual machine by deploying the OVF template. For more information, see the documentation for your virtual machine host.
After the virtual machine has been deployed, power it on and open a console connection to it.
At the localhost login prompt, type:
When prompted, enter a password for the
hciuser account.ImportantDo not lose this password.NoteThe password for the
rootuser account is
Repeat this procedure for each virtual machine you want to create.
Modify the virtual machine to suit your environment
- Remove any software packages that are not needed.
- Add software packages that your environment requires.
- Set up password-less SSH access.
Export the OVF template
Power off the virtual machine and export it as an OVF template. If necessary, see your virtual machine host documentation for more information.
Use your OVF template to deploy a system
You can use the OVF template that you exported to deploy an HCI system that is suitable for production use. For information on deploying an HCI system, see Installing HCI.