Introducing VirtualWisdom Virtual Editions

The VirtualWisdom Virtual Editions consist of an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file that contains essentially the same software stack that comes pre-loaded on a VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance. These OVA files are meant to be deployed in your VMware environment as virtual machines.

The VirtualWisdom Virtual Editions are available as either

  1. A single-node deployment (classic Virtual Edition) or

  2. Distributed Virtual Edition, a multi-node deployment, which, when installed and configured, forms a three-node cluster consisting of one management node and two worker nodes.

    The management node hosts configuration information and the VirtualWisdom web-based user interface. The two worker nodes support metrics and graph operations and are generally inaccessible to customers.

    The Distributed Virtual Edition is meant to serve as a replacement for VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance 4210 deployments.

This guide tells you how to get started using the VirtualWisdom Virtual Editions. Each edition, single- and multi-node, will be discussed in turn in subsequent sections. For general information regarding VirtualWisdom, see the VirtualWisdom Administration and User Guides.