You must have your Site ID to download and install Teradata Database on VMware and have VMware administrator privileges. For more information, see VMware Administrator Privileges.
Decide if you want to install other Teradata applications. For information, see Installing and Configuring Other Teradata Applications.
- Prepare the host node, including configuring virtual disks and network connections, and the script to create the datastores.
- Using the link and instructions provided by Teradata, download the Teradata Database on VMware installation components.
- If this is a new, single-server installation, install the vSphere Essentials kit.
- If applicable, limit administration of the host server to certain users.
- If this is a new installation, set PowerCLI execution privileges.
- Decide the location of the templates: vCenter or in the local system. You must prepare the templates before the initial deployment. See Preparing the ova Templates or Preparing the Templates in the Local System. For the quickest deployment, choose the vCenter.
- If this is a new installation, or if your VMware environment has changed, edit the values in the common.IT.properties.json file.
- Edit the node.IT.properties.json file with the values for the specific Teradata Virtual Machine installation.
- Deploy Teradata Database on VMware using one of the following methods:
- If you plan to use DSC, configure it.
- Open the IP addresses in your firewall on the network segment you allocated for Server Management.
- Use the Server Management portlet in Viewpoint to validate the Site ID and set up any proxies.
- If necessary, start the database.
- Confirm that the Teradata Database installed correctly.
- Confirm that Viewpoint installed correctly if you installed it.
- Confirm Server Management connectivity.
- If you want the VM to communicate with a mainframe computer, establish the connection.