A single ESC
instance will only supports:
Datacenter supported deployment, network, image, subnet creation
vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)
DPM, HA, and
vMotion must be off.
If DRS is
enabled, it has to be in the "Manual Mode".
Tolerance is not supported.
Cluster is not supported, only flat datastore(s) structure under the cluster or
under the datacenter are supported.
supports a default resource pool. Adding and creating resource pools are not
(Template) created through ESC are stored under
/esc-ovas folder .
license, and other supported files are packed into a ISO file, and uploaded to
the same folder where the VM rest, then mount it as a CD-ROM to the VM.
not responsd for the name and file content passed in for generating ISO file.
They have to be provided according to each template's requirements. e.g. for
ASAv, the day-0 config has to be named as "day0-config", and smart license
token has to be named as "idtoken".
When you see
the error message "Networking Configuration Operation Is Rolled Back and a Host
Is Disconnected from vCenter Server", it is due to a vCenter's limitation. See
, page 91 to increase the timeout for rollback.
VM features and operations are not supported in all versions of the Cisco CSR
1000V. If still these operations are used or performed, there may be risk of
encountering dropped packets, dropped connections, and other error statistics.
deployments can be processed without Shared Storage, ESC does not guarantee
optimized computing resource. Shared storage(s) should associate with as many
as possible hosts, which will give more opportunity to DRS to balance
Every time a
re-deploy happens as part of recovery on VMware, VM's interface(s) will have
different MAC addresses.
All the VM
group defined in a datamodel must accompany with a "zone-host" placement
policy, meaning the deployment has to be either host-targeted or
fail, if a VM has PCI/PCIe passthrough device(s) attached, when it's recovered
to a computing-host (picked based on ESC placement algorithm) which doesn't
have any PCI/PCIe passthrough enabled device available .
passthrough working, DRS has to be off .
experience a PowerOn error on a VM that has PCI/PCIe passthrough device(s)
attached to it, update the VM or the image (template) the VM is cloned from,
using the solution described