3.7. How to Configure Oracle VDI on a Secondary Host

You can configure Oracle VDI on a host in the following circumstances:

  1. (Optional) Start the configuration script.

    This step is not necessary if you configure the software at the same time as installing the software.

    Run the following command as root:

    # /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda-config

    A list of configuration types is displayed.

                   
    1 New Oracle VDI Center
    2 Join Oracle VDI Center
                    
    Select (1/2):
  2. To configure the host as a secondary host in an Oracle VDI Center, type 2 and press the Return key.

    You are prompted to enter the DNS name of the primary host in the Oracle VDI Center.

    Enter the primary Oracle VDI Host:
    
  3. Enter the fully-qualified DNS name of the primary host in the Oracle VDI Center and press the Return key.

    For example, primary.example.com.

    The MD5 fingerprint of the primary's SSL certificate is displayed and you are prompted to enter the password of the root user on the primary host.

    Retrieving certificate from primary.example.com...
    MD5 fingerprint is 7F:59:0C:92:42:FD:13:34:B5:6A:B2:6A:BA:06:C4:E7.
    
    Enter the root password for primary.example.com:
  4. Check that the MD5 fingerprint matches the fingerprint of the primary host.

    This is an important security step that ensures you are adding the secondary to a genuine Oracle VDI Center. To check the fingerprint:

    1. Log in as root on the primary host.

    2. Use the vda-center agent-status command to display the MD5 fingerprint of the primary host.

      # /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda-center agent-status
      Agent is up for 0 day(s), 0:6.
      MD5 fingerprint is 7F:59:0C:92:42:FD:13:34:B5:6A:B2:6A:BA:06:C4:E7.
  5. On the secondary host, enter root's password and press the Return key.

    You are prompted to enter the DNS name of the secondary host.

    Enter the DNS name of this host [secondary.example.com]:
  6. To accept the detected DNS name of the secondary, press the Return key. Otherwise, enter the fully-qualified DNS name of the secondary and press the Return key.

    There must be a valid DNS entry for the host, otherwise the configuration fails.

    The host is configured using the supplied settings.