The last couple of days I’ve spend most of my time on re-installing Infinio Accelerator 1.0. Today Infinio announced that it closed $12 million in it’s round B series, which is no surprise for me (for more information click on this link). As I was going through the preparation in my homelab this weekend I made a couple of screenshots and thought it would be a good idea to show just how easy it is to setup Infinio Accelerator.

First of all Infinio targets the NAS market. So if you’re using Blockbased storage, i’m sorry to dissapoint you, but you need to come up with another solution (Pernixdata might be a fit, although you’ll need Flash instead of RAM). Back to Infinio…

To start the installation you’ll need to sign up for a free 30-day trial. This trial can just be continued when you’ve tried Infinio this 30-day period and you’re as enthoustiastic about the software as me ;-). After you’ve signed up you’ll receive a link to download the software from one of the Infinio guys (or girls) and you’re ready to rumble.

After download unzip the file and go to the folder containing the Infinio Accelerator files, find the Infinio-setup icon and double click:

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The installer will start and in the pop-up window you’ll have to perform the following steps:

  1. Provide you’re vCenter Server FQDN or IP
  2. Provide a Administrative Username
  3. Provide the password
  4. Click Connect

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On the next page you’ll have to choose the datastore you want to accelerate:

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and after selection Click Next:

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On the next page you’ll have to verify the Infinio Accelerator resources by clicking Validate Hosts:

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On the next page you can see which hosts are compatible for Infinio Accelerator and click Continue whenever you’re up to it ;-P

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On the next page you’ll have to provide a couple of settings for the management VM, first is the host where the management VM will be hosted:

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Secondly the datastore on which the VM will be hosted (20GB of free space is needed):

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Last but not least, choose the Virtual Machine Network that will host the management VM:

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When all 3 steps are done you’re ready for step 4: Click Next!!!!

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On the next page, you need to provide more information needed by the Management VM:

  1. Provide a hostname
  2. Choose the right Network Setting (Static in my case)
  3. Provide an IP address
  4. Provide the correct subnet mask
  5. Provide the gateway
  6. Provide a DNS server
  7. Click Next

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On the next page, yet some more settings fot management VM ;-):

  1. Provide a username to log on to the management console
  2. Create a password
  3. Confirm the password
  4. Click Next

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Ont he next page you’re really ready to rumble, just click Install Infinio Accelerator and lean back:

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While the Infinio-setup will install and monitor the whole process it’s always fun to check you’re vCenter what’s happening.

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After installation 1 management VM and 1 VM per accelerated host should have been deployed. In a following post I’ll dive in to how to provide the Infinio Accelerators with an IO workload to test if what they tell is true ;-D But I’ve already seen this will not be any problem… For now, Good night for me. And whatever it might be for you. Cheerio!