Installing Centos7.x for VERDE 8.2.1, 8.2.2(rpm) vGPU, 8.2.2 and 8.2.3+

Installing Centos7.x for VERDE 8.2.1, 8.2.2(rpm) vGPU, 8.2.2 and 8.2.3+

Product Line:  VERDE

With the new Centos 7, installation and networking have changed.  Here are the instructions to get VERDE 8.2.1  and 8.2.2(rpm) and Centos 7 installed.

  • Burn Centos 7 Minimal to a CD/DVD or USB
    • Install the OS
    • Select your timezone
    • Enable the Network Interface
    • Use the entire storage area on the server
    • Create a root password
    • Allow a reboot and remove the CD/DVD or USB
  • Modify Networking for Static IP
See red, bolded and italicized:


  • Define the Gateway:
    • vi /etc/sysconfig/network
# Created by anaconda

  • Restart the networking:
    • /etc/init.d/network restart
  • Auto populate the /etc/resolv.conf by typing the following:
    • dhclient
  • Manually modify /etc/resolv.conf to include your DNS server:   vi /etc/resolv.conf
    • [root@localhost vb-verde]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
; generated by /usr/sbin/dhclient-script
nameserver            <--------DNS IP Address

Create the following file via the vi command:
      vi /etc/security/limits.d/95-verde.conf
Add the following lines of data:
* - nproc -1
* - nofile 65535

Manually disable SELinux by editing the file
     vi /etc/sysconfig/selinux
 Change the following line to:

Create the vb-verde user and add it to the root group with the following two lines of commands:
      useradd vb-verde
      usermod -G root vb-verde

Run the following linux updates..One at a time:

    yum -y update
    yum -y install epel-release
    yum -y --enablerepo=updates --enablerepo=base --assumeyes update openssl
    yum -y --enablerepo=updates --enablerepo=base --assumeyes install java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64
    yum -y --enablerepo=updates --enablerepo=base --assumeyes update libpng
    yum -y install gtk2
    yum -y install zip unzip
    yum -y install bridge-utils
     yum -y install net-tools
    yum -y install genisoimage
    yum -y install libogg
    yum -y install libvorbis

***NOTE*** If you're going to have a clustered environment, you should mount the storage at this point.  You need to install the following for the mount of NAS/NFS:
yum -y install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib

Move/copy the VERDE rpm's to the /root directory and run the following command to install

    yum --nogpgcheck install *.rpm

Configure the VERDE installation.  You'll need to select the server's function (Option 2 is CM/MD/VDI), provide the server's IP address and various other functional settings by running the following command:

/usr/lib/verde/bin/verde-config -i

After the normal configuration, if you plan to support vGPU, follow this link for the additional steps needed:

Finally, disable the iptables and access the Management Console:

systemctl stop firewalld

systemctl disable firewalld

From the browser:        https://<ServerIP>:8443/mc

***IMPORTANT NOTE****  To stop and start VERDE services please use the following commands:

/usr/lib/verde/bin/rc.verde stop
/usr/lib/verde/bin/rc.verde start

You can still use

service VERDE status
service LICSRV status

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