Installing VMware ESX 5.5 or 6.0 on a Server
You use the VMware vSphere client to import OVA files into ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0.
Log in to the VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 client via a web browser with your user credentials (username and password).
Your IT admin can provide you the IP address to the VMware ESXi server.
If you are installing the VMware ESXi server software yourself, please go to the VMware ESXi site to download the software: https://www.vmware.com/products/esxi-and-esx.html
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
■Install the VMware vSphere Client for the ESXi 5.5 or 6.0 server.
■Locate the VMware credentials to create virtual machines in ESXi 5.5. or 6.0, respectively.
■Ensure that you meet the VMware server machine requirements. Listed below are the VM CPU and memory requirements for a small scale deployment:
–16 GB memory
–1 core and 4 virtual sockets
–150 GB of virtual storage
To import the IoT FND open virtual appliances (OVA) into ESXi 5.5 or ESXi6.0 using VMware vSphere Client version 5.5 or 6.0, respectively:
1. Select the Network Adapter > NAT setting for the server.
2. At the VMware vSphere Client window enter the IP address, username and password of the server where VMware resides. Click Login.
Figure 1 VMware vSphere log in screen
3. Select File > Deploy OVF Template... (see Deploy New Template)
Figure 2 Deploy New Template
4. Browse to an OVF package from the Internet or a file accessible from your computer (for example, iot-fnd-188.8.131.52.ova). See Deploy OVF Template.
Figure 3 Deploy OVF Template
5. Ensure that the correct OVA file (or URL) displays in the Source location window, and then click Next.
6. OVF Template Details page displays again with the following information for planning purposes (OVF Template Details Page Noting Download File Size and Provision File Sizes):
–Product name: iot-fnd <-- default
–File download size: 3.0 GB
–Size on disk: 957.1 GB (Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed), 600 GB (Thick Provisioned) or 6.2 GB (Thin Provisioned)
You will select one of the options above later in the install process.
Figure 4 OVF Template Details Page Noting Download File Size and Provision File Sizes
7. Note the storage requirements (Size on Disk) for Thin and Thick Provisioning, click Next.
Figure 5 Define a name for the Deployment Template
8. You may keep the default name of the template or enter a new name (up to 80 characters). A suggested name is to enter the Name and Inventory Location of the deployed template (for example, iot-fnd).
Note: Be sure that the name you select is a unique name within its destination folder. Click Next.
Note: In the next window that appears, verify the OVA file name matches what you entered in the previous window. If no issues, click Next. If the OVA file name does not match, click Back and reenter the information.
Figure 6 Select Storage Location for Virtual Machine Files
9. Select a storage location for the virtual machine files from the listed options (e.g. ljammi, datastore1).
Note: If the selected storage location does not have sufficient storage for the largest file installation option, a message displays noting insufficient storage. This message appears before you select the provisioning type, so you can locate a storage resource with greater capacity if you want to support Thick provisioning (600 GB) as shown in this example.
Note: Thin Provision allows the VM disk to grow as needed.
a. If no warning message appears, click Next. Go to Step 10.
b. If a warning message does appear and you want to use Thick Provisioning, select another server that has sufficient storage then click Next. Go to Step 10.
Figure 7 Select Provisioning Type
10. After selecting a Datastore successfully, select the Provisioning type. Click Next.
Figure 8 Network Mapping
11. Map the networks in the OVF template to a source and destination network within the inventory. Click Next.
Figure 9 Final Review: Ready to Complete
12. At the Ready to Complete window, do a final review of the configuration (Final Review: Ready to Complete):
a. If you want to change any settings, use the Back button to parse back through the windows and save your changes. After making your changes, parse forward through the windows until you reach the Ready to Complete window. Click Finish.
–To power on the Virtual Machine immediately after deployment completes, select the Power on after deployment box. Click Finish.
–To complete the deployment process without powering on after the deployment, click Finish.
b. If you do not want to change any settings, click Finish.
13. After completion of the IoT-FND 4.3 install, the window in Deployment Completed displays.
FND is now fully setup. You can log in with your new credentials and configure FND to manage your network.
Figure 10 Deployment Completed
14. After completion of the install, a window displays.
–In the left panel, select the FND machine name.
–In the right panel, Under Basic Task, select Edit virtual machine settings to confirm CPU and MEM settings.
–Click OK to close the window.
Figure 11 FND Virtual Machine
15. In FND Virtual Machine, under Basic Tasks, click Power on the virtual machines and select the Console tab in the window that opens. The console opens showing possible RHEL server versions to select.
Figure 12 VM Console Window
16. After you select a RHEL option, you will be prompted for your username and password.
17. Click Sign In and select the GNOME Classic option.
Figure 13 Log in Window
18. Click Sign In.
19. At the Welcome screen, select the default language (such as English-United States) for the interface, Click Next.
20. Continue through the install script until you reach the final screen that indicates that “Your computer is ready to use.” Click Start using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server button.
21. Close Getting Started window, right-click to open.
22. At the Application Places window, right-click in the window to display a menu panel. Select Open in Terminal.
Open a browser window and enter the IP address for your FND application using your credentials (Log in Window for IoT FND 4.3):
Figure 14 Log in Window for IoT FND 4.3
23. You are prompted to reset your password.
Note: After you complete the password reset, FND 4.3 is fully deployed.
You can log in with your new credentials and configure FND to manage your network.
Please refer to Cisco IoT FND User Guide, Release 4.3.x for configuration guidelines.