Starting VOS Cloud/360 CloudLink OVA VM image on VMware ESXi

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Please review our VOS CloudLink prerequisites pages prior to following the instructions on this page: 

After you have downloaded the CloudLink OVA VM image, set up the application to contribute live feeds from your broadcast headend to VOS 360 or VOS Cloud.

Open the web browser and enter your login and password:

Click “Create/Register VM”:

Select “Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file”:

Set a name for the VM and upload, then click “Next”:

Select the storage, then click “Next”:

Select the Network & disk provisioning, then click “Next”:

Click on “Finish”:

Wait for the VM to be loaded:

Default Settings:

  • CPU and RAM - allows the minimum required for a functional CloudLink, which is 7 channels at up to 10 Mb each. Each additional channel requires 0.4 vCores and 0.3 GB of memory.
  • Network - enables 2 network interfaces. In the case you only use a single interface, remove one from the settings.

From the VMware ESXI web page, select the VM, right-click “Power on”:

Starting the CloudLink takes about 2-5 minutes, depending on the host capabilities.

Once the CloudLink successfully establishes a secure connection to our VOS Hub (over the internet), it will prompt for username and password.

On the CloudLink terminal screen, type in your VOS Cloud/360 Admin username and password you have received in the email, then log in.

On a successful log-in, you will be prompted to choose your runtime:

VOS CloudLinks show the IPs it is using and the VOS runtime environment it is connected to:

This is the only setup/configuration required on the CloudLink itself. The rest of the activities are performed on the VOS Cloud/360 app/Web interface.

After a successful CloudLink registration and user login, VOS Cloud/360 will open with the new CloudLink appearing as a "1" in the CloudLinks section on the “Lineups” tab, indicating that a new CloudLink has been registered to the environment.

Register the new CloudLinks

On the “Lineups” tab, decide whether to configure the CloudLink as a Single, or to pair it with an existing CloudLink to create a 1:1 redundancy (Register / Pair):

When you register the CloudLink, you can change the name:

You’re Done!

Click the + Channels button to add and configure channels for the CloudLink.

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