4. Installing a PxM Virtual Appliance within Hyper-V

This chapter provides instructions on how to install a new PxM Virtual Appliance within a Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure.

4.1. Software download

The software is supplied as a virtual hard disk (VHD), ready for deployment in your Hyper-V infrastructure.

To download the latest PxM software:

  1. Go to the PxM Virtual Appliance section of the Osirium Software Releases page.

  2. Under Deploying new appliances, download PxM Platform Hyper-V VHD.

    Note

    A SHA256 checksum is available to verify the download integrity.

4.2. Deploying the virtual appliance

  1. Within your existing Hyper-V infrastructure, create a new virtual machine with a custom configuration.

  2. Complete the wizard based on your preferences, but ensure that you allocate the recommended memory to the virtual appliance in the Assign Memory page. See Preparing to install the PxM Platform.

    Assign Memory Screen

  3. Verify the details shown on the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard page and click Finish.

    Completing Wizard Screen

  4. In the Virtual Machines list, right-click the new virtual appliance and click Settings….

    Hyper-V Virtual Machines list

  5. In Processor, assign 2 virtual processors to the virtual appliance.

    Add 2 processors

  6. Wait while the virtual appliance is created.

4.3. PxM Virtual Appliance Setup and Configuration

  1. Start and connect to the PxM Virtual Appliance. Wait while the system configures.

    Initial configuration

  2. Press ENTER to begin setting up PxM.

  3. Read and accept the EULA to continue.

    EULA

  4. Within the Osirium: Configure Networking screen, configure the following virtual appliance settings. Press TAB to navigate between the fields.

    • IP Address: Enter the IP Address which will be used to connect to the virtual appliance.
    • Netmask: Enter the network mask.
    • Gateway: Enter the network default gateway IP address.
    • Primary DNS: Enter the network primary DNS IP address.
    • (Secondary DNS): Enter the secondary DNS IP address if necessary, else leave blank.

    Configure networking

  5. Wait while the system is configured. When prompted, hit ENTER to Continue without restoring a backup.

    Restore

  6. Wait while the system is configured. Your Master Encryption Key will be shown. Write it down, as it will be needed in the next step.

    Master Encryption Key

    Note

    It is important that you remember the Master Encryption Key as it is used to encrypt and store a password which will be used to restore backups and recover device passwords in a breakglass scenario.

  7. Hit ENTER.

  8. Enter the Master Encryption Key.

  9. TAB down to the OK button and hit ENTER.

  10. Within the Enter a hostname window, enter a name to identify the virtual appliance.

    Enter a hostname

  11. TAB down to the Ok button and hit ENTER.

  12. Set a password for the Primary SuperAdmin account. The username (superadmin) and the password will be used later to login to the PxM Client.

    Superadmin

  13. TAB down to the Ok button and hit ENTER.

  14. Confirm the Primary SuperAdmin account password.

    Confirm superadmin

  15. TAB down to the Ok button and hit ENTER.

  16. Wait while the system is configured. Once the setup is complete, the following message will be displayed in the Osirium Console window. Make a note of the HTTPS address provided.

    You can now start the initial configuration, see Virtual Appliance Initial Configuration.

    Setup complete