MODULE 2: INSTALLING UNIDESK Agenda • Understanding Unidesk components • Basic Installation of Unidesk • Licensing UNDERSTANDING UNIDESK COMPONENTS Unidesk Components • • • • • Management Appliance (MA) Master CachePoint (MCP) CachePoint (CP) – also Desktop CachePoint Desktop or Managed Machine (MM) VMware Infrastructure Components – ESX Server(s) – vCenter – Storage (local or SAN) Management Appliance • • • • • Linux virtual appliance Hosts Unidesk web interface Business logic web engine Configuration database for all Unidesk Acts a the traffic cop for all communications to and from Unidesk appliances and MMs Master CachePoint • First CachePoint deployed • Maintains master copy of all OS and App layers in the Unidesk Environment • Automatically replicates OS and App layers to secondary (desktop) CachePoints as needed • Also manages Installation Machines used to create and version layers Secondary (Desktop) CachePoints • Responsible for initial deployment/creation of desktops • Manages updates of desktop configurations (new layers, desktop hardware changes) • Maintains a copy of any layer its managed desktops require • Only 1 copy of each layer per CP Location of Software & Tools • Downloads!!! Hit the Unidesk download page • Training and Document Center – Videos/how to’s – Install guides and support matrix – Solution guides for specific integration with third parties (like View, XenDesktop, etc) • Support Page – SUBMIT A TICKET! UNIDESK INSTALLATION Installation Types • Simple Installation – Quick no-mess install – Good for proofs of concept and evaluations – Single Datastore – Defaults to time settings to Eastern and basic server settings – Advanced settings must be configured later • Advanced Installation – Production deployment or for those with Unidesk experience – Allows for storage tiering and multiple datastore selection during install – Customizable time zones and server settings High-level Install Process • UnideskInstaller.exe – Downloads to your desktop – Askes for configuration information for install • Download and deployment of OVA templates – Templates are imported to vCenter – MA is powered on and configured – CP becomes a template – MCP is deployed from template and configured Launching Installer.exe Install now? • Pre-download the software for later install • Install now using one of two methods: – Download now – Previously download code • Good for sites w/ slow internet connections Storage Location (for install files) Installation Type vCenter Credentials Unidesk Credentials • Required for downloading code from Unidesk, these are your website login. Hosts and Storage Screen Management Appliance Settings • Static IP recommended for all Appliances CachePoint Settings • Static IP recommended for all Appliances • Two VM names here! LAB SIMPLE UNIDESK INSTALL Key Install Tips • Use static IPs for appliances even in the lab • Know your vCenter credentials and have rights to the datacenter and root to import the appliances • Know the storage you wish to use before install • Create a vCenter folder for Unidesk machines QUESTIONS YOU MAY SEE AGAIN • What types of installs are available from the Unidesk installer? • Does the UnideskInstaller.exe actually contain the Unidesk software that will be installed? • You have a site with slow internet connections and want to speed up installation, how could you do this? • Is vCenter required for Unidesk installation?