Setup Websphere Cast Iron Virtual Appliance

How to setup Websphere Cast Iron Virtual Appliance.

Step 1: Get the iso file for the virtual appliance, the one used for this scenario was: factory-19k-official-5_0_0_6-102.iso

Step 2: Open VM Workstation and create a new virtual appliance, see the steps below:

Step 3: As you can see we have added another Network adapter that is also bridged. Please make sure your VM has not started before you add another Network Adapter, the reason for this is the one Network Adapter is for the Web and the other for the Data.

Step 4: Config the New DVD/CD Settings to the following:

Step 5: Run the virtual appliance and after it has started up the first command to run is: install

Step 6: Enter the value 1 into the console to start the Installation.

Step 7: Select Fresh Install

Step 8: Select yes to confirm that you would like to start a fresh install of the Cast Iron Appliance

Step 9: Press any key to continue

Step 10: Select the option ‘Exit and Reboot’

Step 11: Add your virtual identity to register your appliance. The command looks as follows and fill in your appliance ID where … is specified.

Step 12: After you have registered the virtual appliance you can call the help keyword to see all the relevant keywords.

Step 13: View the two interfaces for the appliance:

Step 14: Log into into the appliance with any browser:

Now you are ready to deploy Cast Iron flows into your virtual appliance.