||If you are installing Prime Network Services Controller on an ESXi 5.0 host, enable hardware-assisted virtualization by adding the property vhv.allow = TRUE to /etc/vmware/config.|
||Use the VMware vSphere Client to log into the vCenter server.|
Choose the host on which to deploy the Prime Network Services Controller VM.|
||From the File menu, choose Deploy OVF Template.|
In the Source screen, choose the Prime Network Services Controller OVA, then click Next.|
In the OVF Template Details screen, review the details of the Prime Network Services Controller template, then click Next.|
||In the End User License Agreement screen, click Accept, then click Next.
In the Name and Location screen, provide the required information, then click Next.|
In the Deployment Configuration screen, choose Installer from the Configuration drop-down list, then click Next.|
||In the Datastore screen, select the data store for the VM, then click Next. The storage can be local or shared remote, such as NFS or SAN.
||In the Disk Format screen, click either Thin provisioned format or Thick provisioned format to store the VM virtual disks, then click Next.
The default is thick provisioned. If you do not want to allocate the storage immediately, use thin provisioned. |
||You can safely ignore the red text in the window. |
In the Network Mapping screen, select the management network port group for the VM, then click Next.|
||In the Properties screen, provide the required information, address any errors described in the red text messages below the selection box, and then click Next. If needed, you can enter placeholder information as long as your entry meets the field requirements. |
||You can safely ignore the Prime Network Services Controller Restore fields. |
In the Ready to Complete screen, review the deployment settings, then click Finish. |
||Any discrepancies can cause VM booting issues. Carefully review the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway information.|
A progress indicator shows the task progress until Prime Network Services Controller is deployed.
||After Prime Network Services Controller is successfully deployed, click Close.|
||For ESXi 5.1 hosts, enable hardware-assisted virtualization by doing the following: |
- In the vSphere Client, right-click the Prime Network Services Controller VM, and choose Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
- In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the Prime Network Services Controller VM, and choose Configuration > Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
VMware upgrades the virtual hardware to the latest supported version.
|| Power on the Prime Network Services Controller VM.