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Installing Resource Manager

You can install Resource Manager by using virtual appliances or by adding it to an existing Control Center deployment. 

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The procedures on this page do not conclude with instructions for starting Resource Manager. Instead, a link sends you along to the configuration procedures, documented in another section. 

Adding Resource Manager to Control Center

Follow these steps to add Resource Manager to a Control Center deployment. For more information about creating a Control Center deployment, see Planning a Resource Manager deployment.

  1. Download template and image files
  2. Install the Resource Manager template
  3. Import Resource Manager images
  4. Deploy Resource Manager in Control Center
  5. Configure resource pool permissions

Installing with virtual appliances

Perform the procedures in the following sections to install Resource Manager virtual appliances, pre-configured virtual machines that are ready to deploy to your hypervisor.

Installing a master host

Follow these steps to install a Resource Manager virtual appliance as a Control Center master host. All Resource Manager deployments require a Control Center master host.

  1. Create a master host virtual machine on your hypervisor:
  2. Configure the Control Center master host
  3. Optional: Replace DHCP with static addressing
  4. Optional: Replace the default hostname
  5. Multi-host deployments: Create resource pools
  6. Add the master host to a resource pool
  7. Deploy Resource Manager

Installing delegate hosts

Perform these steps to install Resource Manager virtual appliances as Control Center delegate hosts. You can install as many delegate hosts as you need.

  1. Create a delegate host virtual machine on your hypervisor:
  2. Configure the delegate host
  3. Optional: Replace DHCP with static addressing
  4. Optional: Replace the default hostname
  5. Optional: Add delegate host FQDNs to /etc/hosts
  6. Configure delegate host authentication

Configuring a multi-host deployment

Perform these steps to configure a multi-host deployment.

Zenoss recommends deploying at least two delegate hosts, to enable creating a ZooKeeper ensemble.

  1. (Hyper-V systems only) Enable NTP
    1. Configuring NTP clients
    2. Configuring an NTP master server
    3. Configuring NTP for public time servers
  2. Configure ZooKeeper
  3. Configure resource pool permissions

On appliance hosts, the /etc/default/serviced file includes only the minimum required variables to effect an installation. The complete, original contents of the configuration file are included in /etc/default/serviced.orig. For more information about the Control Center configuration file, see Configuration variables.