mhVTL & WebUI – Prebuilt VM Download

By | 15 Jan 2017

Recently to ease deployment of VTL resources in lab environments I built a pre-configured VM containing the mhVTL and the WebUI (GUI) with iSCSI support.  I figured I could share that VM here for the community.  The resulting OVA file has been tested successfully with VMware Fusion, Workstation, and Oracle Virtual Box.

mhVTL OVA Download

Download mhVTL.ova here

The VM is based on CentOS 6.8 with only minimal packages installed to support the mhVTL and mhVTL-GUI web interface with iSCSI support.  As such there is no OS GUI.

Network configuration is set to DHCP and the hostname is set to mhvtl.example.pvt

Shell / SSH login user is root using the password of P@ssw0rd

A second virtual disk has been mapped to /vtl-media and is thin provisioned and expandable to 32GB in size.

 

Following deployment it is recommended you complete the following prior to connecting the VM to your network:

Set the Hostname

  1. Open the following file into a text editor, like VI or Nano.
    vi /etc/sysconfig/network
  2. Change the hostname value to the fully qualified name of your computer.
    HOSTNAME=mhvtl.example.pvt
  3. Save your changes and exit the text editor. The new name will be applied after your next reboot.

Set a DHCP Address

Note that the NIC may change to eth1 depending on the VM environment being deployed into.

  1. Open the configuration file for the first network interface, eth0, into a text editor.
    vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
  2. Modify the file to look similar to the example below.
    DEVICE=eth0
    TYPE=Ethernet
    ONBOOT=yes
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
    NAME="System eth0"
    
  3. Save your changes and exit the text editor.
  4. Restart the network service.
    service network restart

Set a Static IP Address

Note that the NIC may change to eth1 depending on the VM environment being deployed into.

  1. Open the configuration file for the first network interface, eth0, into a text editor.
    vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
  2. Modfy the configuration file to look similar to the one below.
    DEVICE=eth0
    TYPE=Ethernet
    ONBOOT=yes
    BOOTPROTO=none
    IPADDR=172.30.0.53
    PREFIX=24
    GATEWAY=172.30.0.1
    IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
    NAME="System eth0"
    
  3. Save your changes and exit the text editor.
  4. Restart the network service.
    service network restart

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