Cool Solution - Installing UCS in VMWare
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This article is giving an overview over the installation of UCS 4.1 inside the VMware hypervisor.
It is based on the experience we had at multiple customer installations.
The process of the installation described in the following article is tested with VMWare ESXi 5.5, if you use an older version of ESXi please read the Known Issues section.
Installation of UCS
You can easily create the virtual server instance by downloading the OVA template provided on our homepage (UCS VMware ESX-Image).
After downloading it, you can import it via the Menu File -> Deploy OVF Template inside the VMware vSphere Client.
Afterwards, you can start the normal UCS installation
Before installing the VMware Tools it is necessary to install dependencies with
univention-install gcc make univention-install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Afterwards place the CD in the virtual CD tray and mount it
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/
Unpack the VMware tools and install them using the included script
tar xzf /mnt/VMwareTools-VERSION.tar.gz -C /tmp /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl
The default answer, when available, is shown in brackets. These settings are fine for us. Press Enter to accept the default answers, and finish the installation.
To optimize the harddisk usage you can switch on paravirtualization after installing the driver updates.
If you are using an ESX Version older than 5.5 the VMware tools installation may not be possible due to an old check of the Kernel header files. There are some files which aren't a part of the latest Kernel anymore.
VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VirtualBox
The following Article explains, how to install the UCS-Server in VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VirtualBox:
Operation and Configuration of the UCS system in VMware or VirtualBox
There is a version of this article for UCS 3.2.