Preparing to Install Cisco NFVI on Management Nodes Without Internet Access
The following procedure tells you how to download the Cisco NFVI installation files onto a USB stick mounted on a staging server with Internet access. You will then use the USB to load the Cisco NFVI installation files onto the management node that does not have Internet access.
We recommend you to use Virtual Network Computing (VNC), other terminal multiplexer, or similar screen sessions to complete these steps.
Before you begin
On the staging server, use yum to install the following packages:
Connect to the
Cisco VIM software download site using a web browser and login credentials
provided by the account representative and download the
To identify the USB drive, execute the lsblk command before and after inserting the USB stick. The command displays a list of available block devices. The output data will help you to find the USB drive location. Provide the entire drive path in the –d option instead of any partition.
sudo ./getartifacts.py -t <tag_id> -u <username> -p <password> -d </dev/sdc> [--artifacts …] [--proxy proxy.example.com] –
For example: To download only the insight artifacts, execute the following command:
sudo ./getartifacts.py -t <tag_id> -u <username> -p <password> -d </dev/sdy/>-- artifacts insight
The getartifacts.py script downloads the following:
Verify the integrity of the downloaded artifacts and the container images by running the following command:
If a failure occurs, an error message is displayed.
To resolve download artifact failures, unmount the USB and run the getartifacts command again with the --retry option.
Mount the USB and then run the test-usb command to validate if all the files are downloaded:
After the USB integrity test finishes, unmount the USB stick by running the following command: