Sign in to your VMware vSphere client. |
Be sure to sign in as a user that includes administrator privileges: to deploy, configure, power on or off, and delete virtual machines.
||Select Browse to navigate to the location of the OVA file. Select Next. |
You can select the Cisco WebEx Meetings Server link to go to a Web page with detailed information about this system.
||Read the End User License Agreement and select Accept, then select Next.|
||Navigate to and select the location in the vCenter inventory where you want to place the Admin virtual machine.|
||Enter the name of the virtual machine for your system size and select Next. For more information on selecting the correct size for your company, see General Concepts For Your System Deployment. |
You must deploy the Admin virtual machine before deploying any other virtual machines. If you select automatic deployment (recommended), we deploy the other virtual machines for you. If you choose manual deployment (required for 2000 concurrent users system), then after deploying the Admin virtual machine, you must deploy the other virtual machines by using this same wizard.
Cisco recommends you include the type in the virtual machine name; for example, include "Admin" in your Admin virtual machine name to easily identify it in your vCenter inventory.
All the internal virtual machines for your system must be in the same subnet as the Admin virtual machine. (Depending on the system size you select, you might need one or more media and web internal virtual machines.)
||From the drop-down list, select the virtual machine for your system size and select Next. |
Be sure to deploy the Admin virtual machine before any other virtual machines in your system.
||Navigate through the vCenter inventory and select the ESXi host or cluster where you want to deploy the virtual machines for your system. Select Next. |
||If the cluster contains a resource pool, select the resource pool where you want to deploy the OVA template and select Next. |
Resource pools share CPU and memory resources or to work with VMware features such as DRS or vMotion. Resource pools must be dedicated to a single ESXi Host. VMware resource pools are not recommended for use with Cisco WebEx Meetings Server.
||Select the datastore for your virtual machine and the kind of provisioning for your virtual machine. |
You must select Thick Provisioning and create the maximum virtual disk space required for your system. With Thin Provisioning, VMware allocates the file system space on an as-needed basis that can result in poor performance. Lazy zero is sufficient and eager zero is acceptable, but eager zero will take more time to complete.
||Set up network mapping. For each source network, select a destination network from the drop-down list in the Destination Networks column. Select Next. |
Both the VM Network and the VIP Network must be mapped
to the same value in the Destination Network column.
You can ignore the warning message about multiple source networks mapped to the same host network.
||Enter the following information for the virtual machine, then select Next: |
- Hostname of the virtual machine (do not include the domain here)
- Domain for the virtual machine
- IPv4 address (Eth0) of the virtual machine
- Subnet mask of the virtual machine
- Gateway IP address
- Primary DNS server that contains entries for the hostname and IP address of this virtual machine
- Secondary DNS server that contains entries for the hostname and IP address of this virtual machine
- Language displayed during the install process, following the power on of this virtual machine
To avoid DNS issues, you can test the URLs and IP addresses before you start the OVA deployment. The deployment will fail if there are errors.
||Confirm the information that you have entered. If there are any mistakes, select Back and change the values.|
||If you are manually upgrading a system, select Finish, skip the the balance of this procedure and continue with the next step in Upgrading the System
Manually. (Copying data from the original system to the upgrade system by using manual deployment should be performed after the upgraded system is deployed, but not yet powered on.) Otherwise, check Power on after deployment and select Finish. |
||If you are deploying an Admin virtual machine, go to vCenter and open a console window for the virtual machine. Once it powers on, we will check the networking information you entered during the OVA deployment.|
- If we are able to confirm connectivity, a green checkmark is displayed.
- If there is a problem, a red X is displayed. Fix the error and re-attempt the OVA deployment.
||When all the information is confirmed, write down the case-sensitive URL displayed in the console window. |
A software administrator will type this URL into a web browser, and continue the system deployment.
If the system is re-booted before the configuration is complete, a new passcode is generated and you must use the URL with the new passcode.