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Install VM Stub


NOTE: These actions are performed while preparing the VM disk image and assume that you have an active VM running the image.

CAUTION: This step is critical. If the VM Stub is not installed correctly, the VM will not integrate in the {tc} infrastructure.

TIP: All the steps in this section require root access for Linux and Administrator access for Windows.

== Linux VM Stub installation

Grab the installation RPM from link:{stubp}{stubv}/ticrypt-vm-controller-{stubv}-1.el7.x86_64.rpm[]


Run as root

yum install wget # just in case wget {stubp}{stubv}/ticrypt-vm-controller-{stubv}-1.el7.x86_64.rpm yum install ticrypt-vm-controller-{stubv}-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

systemctl enable ticrypt-vm-controller.service

At this point, the VM Stub is installed.

WARNING: By default, SSH is installed and enabled in Linux. The next step is critical.

Disable the SSH service with the command:

systemctl disable sshd

Alternatively, you can edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the port from 22 to something else (say 2022) if you still need SSH while you build the image.

CAUTION: Running SSH even on a different port in the final image is not recommended. As a last step you should disable the SSH service.

=== Set up networking

As root, create the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

with content. If another content is in place, remove it and replace with this version.

TYPE=Ethernet DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp


CAUTION: When the image is prepared in tools like Virtual Box, the network name is different that within {tc} infrastructure. The networking will not work without interface eth0 set up.

== Windows VM Stub installation

Download the installer from link:{stubp}{stubv}/tiCryptVMControllerInstall_v{stubv}.msi[]

Follow the installation instructions.

== Installing from ISO

For convenience, both the Linux and Windows installers are packaged as an ISO image that can be attached as a CD-ROM to the Virtual Machine. You can download it from link:{stubp}{stubv}/tiCrypt%20VM%20Software.iso[]