The HAProxy ALOHA virtual appliance is distributed as a virtual machine image. You must install it with your current hypervisor or virtual machine monitor.

ALOHA supports the following hypervisors:

Install the ALOHA virtual appliance

Citrix XenServer 6.0 and above

  1. Download the ALOHA virtual appliance firmware from HAProxy Technologies.

  2. Unzip the file aloha-albva-citrix-xenserver.

  3. Start XenCenter Client and connect to your Cirtix Xenserver.

  4. On the toolbar click on: File > Import.

  5. Choose Browse, then browse to the uncompressed file aloha-albvaaloha-albva.xva.

  6. Follow the installation wizard.

Microsoft HyperV

  1. Download the ALOHA virtual appliance firmware from HAProxy Technologies.

  2. Unzip the ALOHA Virtual Appliance from its archive.

  3. Move the ALOHA VHD file into your VM directory.

  4. Run the HyperV Manager and get connected to your HyperV server.

  5. Create a new Virtual Machine.

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  6. Fill the form to meet your requirements.

    • CMemory size: Choose 1G

    • Check Use an existing virtual hard disk then points the location path to your ALOHA VHD file

    • Click on Finish

  7. Configure your Network card as appropriate.

  8. You can now start up your ALOHA and connect to it.

VMWare VSphere

We provide ALOHA VM images for either VSphere 4.x or VSphere 5.5x.

Download the version that corresponds to your software version.

  1. Download the ALOHA virtual appliance firmware from HAProxy Technologies.

  2. Unzip aloha-albva-vsphere4X.zip or aloha-albva-vsphere5.5X.zip.

  3. Start VMware vSPHERE Client and connect to your vSPHERE Server.

  4. On the toolbar click on: File > Deploy OVF Template.

  5. Choose "Deploy from file" and browse to the uncompressed file aloha-albva/aloha-albva.ovf.

  6. Follow the installation wizard.

VMWare Workstation Player

  1. Download the ALOHA virtual appliance firmware from HAProxy Technologies.

  2. Unzip the file aloha-albva-vmx.zip to a directory on your workstation.

  3. Open VMware Workstation Player, select Player > File > Open... and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the package. Open the file aloha-albva.vmx.

  4. In VMware Workstation Player, select the new virtual machine and click Edit virtual machine settings.

  5. On the Virtual Machine Settings window, change the memory, processors and network adapter settings to suit your environment. For example, to access the VM from your host, you would change Network connection to Host-only on the Network adapter screen.

  6. Exit the Virtual Machine Settings window and click Play virtual machine.

Log into the appliance

  1. After ALOHA starts up, you can log into the terminal using the username admin and password admin.

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  2. You can also log into the ALOHA Web GUI at the IP address indicated on the welcome screen using the same username and password.

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  3. We recommend that you change the 'admin' user password. From the command prompt, type passwd, which prompts you to enter a new password.