VMware vSphere 4 or newer is recommended.
Obtain vSphere and follow the installation instructions.
VMware Tools is not pre-installed on the Helion Stackato VM because of potential incompatibilities with different hypervisor versions. If you wish to install VMware Tools on the Helion Stackato VM, make sure the version matches your ESX/ESXi version.
Unlike the Helion Stackato micro cloud in other environments, the vSphere VM does not broadcast the
stackato-xxxx.local hostname via multicast DNS, and it may not have the default
stackato-xxxx.local entries in the
To create a cluster of Helion Stackato VMs with vSphere:
kato node attachcommands on the cloned nodes to configure their roles.
To scale the cluster (to add additional DEAs for example), follow the
last three steps for each additional node, running the
kato node attach
command to assign the needed role
and pointing it to the primary node.