Here's how to deploy a Kemp Loadmaster from scratch, in virtual appliance version, in a VMware environment in order to make it accessible from the network to then be able to configure it from web interface.
- First of all download the trial from the official website at this address: http://kemptechnologies.com/server-load-balancing-appliances/virtual-loadbalancer/vlm-download/
- Clicking on download a download of a zip file of more or less 70/80 mega will start. After the download, unzip it and inside you will find three files:
- Now connect to your infrastructure with the VMware vSphere client or via web client and launch the deployment of the .ovf file:
4. Follow the configuration wizard, you simply need to specify on which host, datastore and network to deploy the appliance, the important thing at the beginning is that the network called “network” It is accessible so that you can then contact the appliance and be able to manage it once set up the first network adapter :
5. Once the deployed the ovf (really very fast) Start the vm and connect to its console to start the basic configuration:
6. After the boot you will be required to log ing, default credentials for the kemp loadmaster are:
7. After you've logged in you'll have to go to the basic configuration of the network card, You will be required for: ip, subnet mask, gateway and dns:
8. After entering all the data, the wizard will inform you that you can just log on to the web interface at the address set to continue with the configuration:
9. Connect to the web interface and accept the license by clicking on “Agree”:
10. Choose the type of license to use, you have three choices:
a) The 30 day trial that is limited to 5Gbps and enables you to use any services but only for 30 days.
b) The actual purchased license.
11. You can start configuring your load balancer