SIRIS on VMware Setup: Configure VM



This article describes the process to configure your SIRIS Virtual on VMware. This is the third of four overall steps to set up a SIRIS Virtual instance on VMware:





  • SIRIS Virtual
  • VMware


These steps assume that you have already completed the steps in the article Siris on VMware Setup - OVA Deployment.

1. Right-click the virtual machine, and click Edit Settings, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Edit Settings (click to enlarge)

2. Select Memory, and enter at least 8GB (8192 MB) of memory for the virtual machine to use, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Memory (click to enlarge)

2. Select CPU, and set the number of CPUs to 4, and the Number of cores per socket to 2, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: CPUs (click to enlarge)

3. Select New Hard disk, and configure the following options, as shown in Figure 4:

Figure 4: Configuring New Hard disk (click to enlarge)

  • Disk Size: Set this option equal to the size of the virtual appliance that you purchased.
  • Location: Use the Browse... button to select the datastore or location that VMWare will store the disk.
  • Disk Provisioning: Select Thick Provision. You can choose lazily zeroed or eagerly zeroed.

4. Click Save to save all changes made in the Edit Settings window, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 5: Saving all virtual machine settings (click to enlarge)


9 In VMWare, right-click your virtual machine, select Power, and then select Power On, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 6: Powering on your virtual machine (click to enlarge)

11. Once the virtual appliance powers on, you may see the GRUB boot manager, as shown in Figure 8. Select the first option, and press Enter.

Figure 7: GRUB boot manager (click to enlarge)

12. After the virtual machine fully boots, the Device Registration process will begin. Follow all steps in the Authorize a SIRIS Virtual Instance article to continue.

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