Zen Load Balancer is a fantastic product with lots of potential and a small but focused team behind its design.
Unfortunately, when running this as a virtiual appliance under VMware, what you really need is VMware Tools installing. A number of prerequisite modules are required before this can be done so here are the steps required:-
- Remember to take a VMware SnapShot (if possible) before you start – just in case.
- Power up the virtual machine, log in to the CLI with ‘root’ and the password chosen during the install – alternatively use Putty to gain access to the CLI, this also allows you to copy and paste commands directly to the machine.
- Linux console type the following
Issue the following command to get the OS up to date
apt-get upgrade -y
Followed by the installation of GCC (required by VMware Tools)
apt-get install make
apt-get install gcc
apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Now you can install VMware tools..
On the VMconsole use: VM, Guest, Install/Upgrade VMware Tools (in interactive mode)
If you have any errors during the installation, please follow this link.