Introduction About Photon OS
Photon OS is an open source operating system. It is less weight and expandable. This Photon OS would back up container formats such as Garden, Docker and Rocket. Photon OS is also called as Linux Container, which has a comfortable and supportive management system called tdnf. With that management system, Photon On vSphere could host and run the container applications.
Fundamentals For Installing Photon OS
The following things are recommended to successfully install the Photon OS,
- Photon ISO.
- VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 installed on your device.
- ESXi host with free disk space of 2GB.
- ESXo host with free RAM of 2GB.
Steps For Installing Photon OS
- First of all, download the Photon OS from recommended websites.
- Then, create Photon OS VM for installing the OS.
- For creating Photon OS VM, the OVA should be launched.
- Once OVA is launched, click the next button.
- Then, the vSphere will upgrade and estimate the launched OVA.
- The upgrading and estimation process will take some time, according to the bandwidth of the process.
- Once, after estimating the OVA is done, the process will reveal the summary information of the OVA.
- Now click ‘Next button’ to choose a place to save the launched Photon OS.
- Then, ‘Finish button’ should be fired.
- Now, Photon OS is all set and ready to start.
- Ahead running the Photon OS, the VMware should be converted into a template.
- With the help of this conversion process, vSphere Guest modification will be merged with the photon OS to activate the quick conditioning of Photon OS examples.
- Now, you can change the default password that a source account contains.
Establishing Photon OS On vSphere
- Create a new VMware to begin the installation process.
- And then, stipulate the harmonizing level of the VMware and ESXi versions.
- Linux should be chosen while you proceed to Guest OS family.
- VMware’s hardware settings actually rely on the load of the container you would like to download. The least VMware settings include 20GB hard disk, vCPU and 1024MB memory.
- Now, your device should be linked to ‘power on’ mode.
- Install remote console on your device.
- Now, fire the “install” button to proceed.
- The installation process will encounter a disk, you should select “yes” button to continue with the installation process.
Various installation options are there to choose from, among that, you can choose the one as per your demands. The available installation options are as follows,
- Photon OSTree Host.
- Photon Micro.
- Photon OSTree Server.
- Photon Full.
- Photon Minimal.
Select any one option and press enter on your keyboard. Then, you will be directed to choose the hostname. Select a rare hostname and press enter. Once, after selecting the hostname, you have to set a password as well. Now, installation will begin and will be end up with in some time. This is how you should install and run Photon On vSphere on your device. Once installation is finished, you could run the Photon OS.