Creating New Virtual File Size
To create a new virtual file size, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Choose
Configuration > Storage > Add Storage Wizard
You can find the Add Storage wizard at the upper-right corner of the configuration window.
Figure 1-1 Configuration Window
Step 2 From the Storage Type drop-down list, choose
Step 3 Choose
for disk space size, choose
as the VMFS block size, and click
100 GB is the minimum disk space size that is required for installing VMware with Cisco ISE. However, Cisco ISE will only use up to a maximum of 600 GB even if you assign extra space in your VMware system. The value that you set should be from 100 to 600 GB, depending on your deployment.
Note It is important to note that the VMware virtual file system (VMFS) is set for each of the storage volumes configured in the VMware host. This means that your choice of the VMFS block size will need to take into account the largest virtual disk sizes hosted on the VMware host. Once the block size is set it cannot be changed without having to reformat the VMFS partitions.
If you specify the default VMFS 1-MB block size, you will not be able to create a 600-GB disk space for your virtual machine on the VMware host. Only by specifying a VMFS block size of 2 MB when the VMFS file system is being created, will you be able to configure up to 600 GB of disk space for your virtual machine.
Step 4 Click
The new VMware system with a 200-GB virtual disk size and a 2-MB block size is created successfully.
Step 5 Verify the new file size, choose
Configuration > Memory
, and click
Figure 1-2 displays the properties of a disk space created with the name ds1.
Figure 1-2 Disk Space Properties Window
Configuring VMware Server Interfaces for the Cisco ISE Profiler Service
To configure the VMware server interfaces to support the collection of SPAN or mirrored traffic to a dedicated probe interface for the Cisco ISE Profiler service, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Choose
Configuration > Networking > Properties >
(the name of your VMware
server instance) >
(one of your VMware ESXi server interfaces)
> Properties > Security.
Step 2 In the Policy Exceptions pane under the
tab, check the
Step 3 In the adjacent drop-down list, choose
, and click
Repeat the same steps on the other VMware ESX server interface used for profiler data collection of SPAN or mirrored traffic.
Figure 1-3 VMNetwork Properties Window
Configuring the VMware Server
This section describes how to configure VMware servers by using the VMware vSphere Client.
Step 1 Log in to the ESXi Server.
Step 2 In the VMware vSphere Client, in the left pane, right-click your host container and choose
New Virtual Machine.
The New Virtual Machine Wizard appears.
Step 3 In the Configuration dialog box, choose
as the VMware configuration,
as shown in Figure 1-4, and click
Figure 1-4 Virtual Machine Configuration Dialog Box
The Name and Location dialog box appears (see Figure 1-5).
Step 4 Enter a name that you want for referencing the VMware system, and click
Figure 1-5 Name and Location Dialog Box
Tip Use the hostname that you want to use for your VMware host.
The Datastore dialog box appears (see Figure 1-6).
Step 5 Choose a datastore that has the recommended amount of space available, and click
Figure 1-6 Datastore Dialog Box
The Virtual Machine Version dialog box appears.
Step 6 (Optional) If your VM host or cluster supports more than one VMware virtual machine version, choose
Virtual Machine Version 7
, and click
The Guest Operating System dialog box appears (see Figure 1-7).
Step 7 Choose
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32-bit)
from the Version drop-down list.
Figure 1-7 Guest Operating System Dialog Box
The Number of Virtual Processors dialog box appears (see Figure 1-8).
Step 8 From the Number of Virtual Processors drop-down list, choose
Figure 1-8 Number of Virtual Processors Dialog Box
In some versions of ESX server, the following screen appears. Choose 2 from the Number of virtual sockets and the Number of cores per virtual socket drop-down list (see Figure 1-9). Click
Figure 1-9 Number of Virtual Sockets and Cores Dialog Box
The Memory Configuration dialog box appears (see Figure 1-10).
Step 9 Enter a value based on the recommendations in
, and click
Figure 1-10 Memory Configuration Dialog Box
The Network Interface Card (NIC) Configuration dialog box appears (see Figure 1-11).
Step 10 Choose a NIC and Adapter, and click
Figure 1-11 NIC Configuration Dialog Box
The SCSI controller dialog box appears.
Step 11 Choosen an SCSI controller and click
The Select a Disk dialog box appears (see Figure 1-12).
Step 12 Choose
Create a new virtual disk
Figure 1-12 Select a Disk
The Virtual Disk Size and Provisioning Policy dialog box appears.
Step 13 Do not check the Allocate and commit space on demand (Thin Provisioning) check box and
Support clustering features such as Fault Tolerance
check box in the Disk Provisioning dialog box (see Figure 1-13). Click Next to continue.
Figure 1-13 Disk Provisioning Dialog Box
The Advanced Options dialog box appears.
Step 14 Choose the Advanced Options, and click
The Ready to Complete New Virtual Machine dialog box appears (see Figure 1-14).
Step 15 Verify the configuration details, such as Name, Guest OS, Virtual CPU, Memory, and Virtual Disk Size of the newly created VMware system.
Figure 1-14 Ready to Complete Dialog Box
Step 16 Click
The VMware system is now installed.
To activate the newly created VMware system, right-click VM in the left pane of your VMware client user interface and choose
Power > Power On