VM Ware vCenter

Versions this guide is based on

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM
vcenter-6.5.0 VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-5973321.iso 6.5 2 10240

 

Instructions
Steps below are based on VM Ware vCenter 6.5 creation, for other image deployment, use proper names respectively.
1. Open or unzip VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-5973321.iso file to obtain VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10.ova source file.
OVA file location in the ISO is: \VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-5973321\vcsa\
2. SSH to EVE and login as root, from cli and create temporary working directory abc:
mkdir abc
cd abc
3. Upload the obtained VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10.ova image to the EVE root/abc using for example FileZilla or WinSCP.
4. Extract OVA image, for further use we will need on ISO install CD which is inside OVA.
tar xvf VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10.ova
5. Create image working directory vcenter-6.5.0:
mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vcenter-6.5.0
6. Convert first 3 vmdk HDDs to the qcow2 format.
qemu-img convert -O qcow2 -c  VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10-disk1.vmdk  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vcenter-6.5.0/sataa.qcow2
qemu-img convert -O qcow2 -c  VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10-disk2.vmdk  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vcenter-6.5.0/satab.qcow2
qemu-img convert -O qcow2 -c  VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.10000-5973321_OVF10-disk3.vmdk  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vcenter-6.5.0/satac.qcow2
7. Go to image directory vcentre-6.5.0 and create additional HDDs
cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vcenter-6.5.0/

qemu-img create -f qcow2 satad.qcow2 25G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satae.qcow2 25G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 sataf.qcow2 10G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satag.qcow2 10G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satah.qcow2 15G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satai.qcow2 10G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 sataj.qcow2 1G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satak.qcow2 10G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satal.qcow2 10G
qemu-img create -f qcow2 satam.qcow2 100G
8. Delete temporary directory abc and fix permissions
cd
rm -rf abc
/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
NOTE: First time boot of image please setup root password, IPv4 management IP address. Disable IPv6 management IP address. Give time vCenter start services till you will see http://your_vcenter_mgmt_ip:5480using any browser login to to IP above and follow vCenter installation instruction