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Si No. Topic
1 Hypervisor to load the VersionVault Express (VVE)
2 Download the VersionVault Express OVA file
3 Load and import the VVE image into the VirtualBox
4 Create and add storage for the VVE instance
5 Start the VVE instance again with the Storage added:
6 Access the VVE server URL
  1. Hypervisor to load the VersionVault Express (VVE)

As VVE is released as OVA files (Open Virtual Appliance file), that must be downloaded and loaded as a VM in any of the VM provisioning tools or Hypervisor.

You can use any Hyperviosr tools like ESX server, Virtual box VM manager , etc.

In this document we will make use of Virtual Box VM manager (which is one of many options available) and see how we can load the VersionVault Express OVA image in it.

2. Download the VersionVault Express OVA file

The VVE OVA file can be downloaded from the HCL FNO site :  https://hclsoftware.flexnetoperations.com/flexnet/operationsportal/startPage.do

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3. Load and import the VVE image into the VirtualBox

3a) Now launch VirtualBox Manager and load the VVE image file (.ova file), following the below screenshots:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3b) Click on “Import” and browse to the OVA file:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3c) Select the downloaded OVA image file and click on “Open”

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3d) Click on “Import” so that the VM image will be loaded:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3e) Once the loaded completes, you will see the “HCL VersionVault Express” VM in the VM manager as below:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3f) If you attempt to “Start” the VM then you will get the message as below “Please add a new disk”.

Because the VVE instance needs an explicit storage attached to it too.

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

3g) Now close and “Power off the machine” and then we will proceed to the step of creating a Storage and attaching it to the VVE instance.

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4. Create and add storage for the VVE instance

4a) Click on settings icon on the VVE instance

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4b) Select the “Storage” option and click on the “+” symbol (that is next to “Controller: IDE” which stands for “Add hard disk” option

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4c) Select the “Create Disk Image” icon and then “VHD”

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4d) Select the space that you want to allocate for the VHD and click on “create”

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4e) Once the new VHD is created, you can highlight it and click on “choose”

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

4f) Now the VHD should be listed as the storage in the VVE instance settings window as below

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

5. Start the VVE instance again with the Storage added:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

5a) You can click on any key to skip and start the VVE server.

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

5b) You can make a note of the URL mentioned in the VM, which will the VVE server URL

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

6. Access the VVE server URL

6a) Access the URL (shown in the VM instance) in the browser to go to the VVE server configuration:
https://192.168.1.79:8443/

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

6b) You can click on “Details” and “Go on to the webpage” option to access the URL further

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

6c) This is how the HCL VersionVault Register page should appear:

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

6d) You can register with any admin ID and password of your choice and click on “Register” to create the admin ID to begin with.

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

6e) Once the register completes, you will get access to the VVE server which you can further continue to configure.

load HCL VersionVault Express image into a Virtualisation tool

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Further Reading
Docker Container with View-Extended Access
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Docker Container With VersionVault Dynamic View Client Access
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Docker Container With VersionVault Dynamic View Client Access
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HCL VersionVault Express on the Google Cloud Platform
Secure DevOps | July 21, 2022
HCL VersionVault Express on the Google Cloud Platform
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