Virtual DNS - DHCP Appliance Setup Guide
The Virtual DNS/DHCP Appliance System is an integrated DNS and DHCP server focusing on performance and reliability.
This document contains information about installation and initial configuration of the Virtual DNS/DHCP Appliance.
VMWare Workstation 6.5 or higher
VMWare ESX/ESXi 4 or higher
VMWare Fusion 2 or higher
VirtualBox 4.2.18 or higher
20 GB of disk space
4 GB RAM.
1 Processor Core
8 GB RAM.
4 Processor Cores
Setting Up the Virtual Machine
Importing the Virtual Appliance
To setup the Virtual Appliance in VMWare Fusion, either double click the OVA file, or navigate to.
A dialog box appears that will allow you to specify the location of the OVA file. Confirm by clicking the Open button.
After specifying the name of the new virtual appliance, clicking Import will finalize the importing of the virtual appliance.
The Virtual Appliance is now ready to be started up.
The Virtual Appliance can be imported through a template on the ESX server. As seen in figure 1, the Deploy OVF template is selected, and in figure 2, the deployment URL is pasted in. The next steps in the importing wizard should be self-explanatory.
First, download the OVA file use http://download.menandmice.com/Appliance/ for a specific version
In the VirtualBox Manager open the File menu and select Import Appliance.
Click on the Open appliance button and select the Men&Mice Virtual appliance OVA file and click on the Continue button.
The next dialog page shows an overview of the settings. It’s recommended to select the option to re-initialize the MAC addresses of the two virtual interfaces eth0 (Management Interface) and eth1 (Service Interface) as shown in figure 3.
Finally press the File –> Import Virtual Appliance button to load the Men&Mice virtual machine into your the VirtualBox environment.
- Change the Guest OS Type to Other Linux (64-bit)
It’s important to change the Guest OS Type to “Other Linux(64-bit). Otherwise the VM might get stuck during startup.
The Virtual Appliance only contains two virtual ethernet interfaces, eth0 and eth1. The eth0 interface serves as a management interface, while the eth1 interface serves as an external interface.
Entering Appliance Network Information
This section contains instructions on how to configure the network on the appliance. That is performed through the console on the virtual host.
Once the network information has been entered, you can add the appliance to Micetro. For further information refer to Appliance management in the Micetro User’s Guide.
Follow these instructions to configure the network settings:
Access the Appliance menu by pressing the Escape button and then press the Enter button on the keyboard.
From the main menu, select 1. Network.
From the menu, select 1.1IP Address.
Enter the IPv4 address for the Appliance.
From the menu, select 1.2 Netmask.
Enter the network mask using a CIDR notation.
From the menu, select 1.3 Gateway.
Enter the IP Address of the gateway for the network.
Adding the Appliance to Micetro
Please refer to the Appliance management chapter in the manual for instructions on how to add the appliance to Micetro.