Now that you’ve got Unidesk installed on your Hyper-V host and your Management Appliance VM has been created, you’re ready to configure Unidesk.
Browse to the System Tab along the top. Then to Settings and Configuration and Click Edit on Cachepoint Appliance Settings
At this point you’ll receive the error above. I only show you this because when I was originally followed the training videos, they went through this step without receiving the error. I believe I had some network related hiccups but never fear, if you do receive this error, I’ve got you covered.
Sign in as the root account on the MA VM (If you need the root credentials. You can contact Unidesk or I can help, just e-mail me)
When logged in, type nano /etc/hosts and hit enter
Add a line at the bottom that shows something like this:
IP Address of your Hyper-v Server FQDN of the server
Save the file. I believe to do this, you hit Ctrl + X and then confirm you wish to save\overwrite.
Note, you’ll want to do this on the Cachepoint VM once that’s setup also. I’ll remind you to repeat these steps later 🙂
Now, if you try to edit the Cachepoint from the Console again, you should be able to see your file system. Browse to your Cachepoint template. The location of which was displayed as part of the initial install in Part 1. Click Choose
Now that we’ve got our template setup, we can create our Cachepoint VM. Browse to System then the Manage Appliances tab and on the far right click Create Cachepoint
Provide a name for your Master Cachepoint and select a Cachepoint Host from the dropdown. Click the down arrow
Browse to a location to store your Boot Images
Browse for a good location to store the cachepoint and layers you create
In my setup, I selected the root of my secondary partition drive
Once both locations have been entered, click the down arrow
Select the virtual switch from the drop down. Here you can set a Dynamic IP for the Cachepoint or a static. Again, for an Enterprise environment in a Production setup. It’s best to set a static IP address. Then click the down arrow.
Click Create Cachepoint Appliance
You should be able to expand the Tasks section on the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a task running, you can go ahead and double click on that sucker and it will show you the progress. Wait for this to complete.
Once completed, browse to the Cachepoint VM, login with the root account and repeat the steps of adding the server IP and hostname.
If you’re setting up for an Enterprise environment, this would be the time that you would go ahead and create another cachepoint, possibly several. I only require one.
On your Hyper-V Host execute the Hyper-V Broker agent setup.
Click Next >
Click ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and then click Next >
Click Next >
Click Next >
Navigate back to the Unidesk Management Console
Go to System, then Settings and Configuration. Click Edit on the Broker Settings.
Enter the name of the machine you just installed the Broker Agent on, provide a description, the Brokers IP address and the port then you can Test the Connection, hit Apply and then Click Save.
Enter a name for the Junction. Enter a Domain Controller for the Service Address. Click Test Connection and then click the down arrow
Enter account details for an account which will be able to read AD and the click the down arrow
Use the String for your Domain and the NetBIOS Name and the choose to Test and then hit the down arrow
Select a Folder Location and Click the down arrow
Set the mapping for your AD. For mine, the default did just fine. Click the down arrow
Click Create Directory Junction
Your AD should now be represented.
So at this point, my Unidesk configuration is complete. Now I can get into the fun stuff. Creating my layers