Virtual Appliance - KVM

To deploy the Plixer FlowPro virtual appliance for KVM environments, note the following system requirements and proceed with the instructions that follow.

System Requirements

Component Minimum Specifications
Disk 20GB SATA drive
Processor 2.0 GHz Quad Core CPU
Operating System KVM 14

Importing a Virtual Machine

  1. Create a new directory for the install (e.g., mkdir kvm/FlowPro_VM/).

  2. Download the latest Plixer FlowPro KVM Virtual Appliance and place in the install directory.


    Contact Plixer Support to obtain the latest Plixer FlowPro KVM image.

  3. Unzip the file in the install directory on your KVM server by entering sudo tar xvzf FlowPro_KVM_Image.tar.gz

  4. Enter sudo ./ to run the install script.

  5. Log in to the virtual appliance and use the virsh console Plixer FlowPro command to get to the console:

  6. Log in with the username flowpro and the password flowpro and wait for the virtual machine to reboot.

  7. When prompted, log in again and follow the shell script to enter the networking settings for the virtual appliance.

  8. Issue the edit license command to enter the license key.

  9. Paste the license key between the EOT markers after the label license= in the [Client] section of the plixer.ini file. The license key may span multiple lines.

  10. Press CTRL+X to save.