Install NFVIS on ENCS 5400 Platform
Software or hardware RAID controller setup is not supported on Cisco ENCS 5400 platform devices. NFVIS is not installed on RAID disk group. RAID disk group on ENCS 5400 platform devices is used for extdatastore only.
Log in to CIMC.
The recommended CIMC version for ENCS 5400 platforms is 3.2(7) or later version.
To launch KVM Console, Select Launch KVM from the CIMC homepage.
You can choose Java or HTML based KVM. It is recommnded to use HTML based KVM. Ensure that the pop-up blocker is disabled as KVM Console will open in a separate window.
To map virtual media from the KVM Console:
To configure Boot Order:
To configure Boot Order for UEFI:
You can also configure Boot Order for UEFI using CLI. The following is an example to configure Boot Order for UEFI using CLI:
Power cycle server to start the installation:
From CIMC homepage, select Host Power. Reboot the server by selecting the Power Off option. After the server is down, select the Power On option.
When the server reboots, the KVM console automatically installs Cisco Enterprise NFVIS from the virtual CD/DVD drive. The entire installation might take 30 minutes to one hour to complete.
For ENCS 5400 platforms, auto-upgrade the firmware.
Starting from NFVIS 3.8.x release, firmware auto-upgrade is supported. After the NFVIS installation is complete, BIOS or CIMC is upgraded to the corresponding versions automatically. CIMC and NFVIS is rebooted multiple times. The firmware upgrade might take 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Do not use the system during the firmware upgrade.
After the installation is complete, the system automatically reboots from the hard drive. Log into the system when the command prompt nfvis login is displayed after the reboot.
Use admin as the login name and Admin123# as the default password.
Verify the installation using the System API, CLI, or by viewing the system information from the Cisco Enterprise NFV portal.
Configure hostname and assign a management IP address to access NFVIS.
Connect ethernet management port to the network for management access. To enable IP address based access over ethernet for NFVIS, use the serial console connection port.
Default System Configuration on the Cisco ENCS
The diagram below illustrates the default network configuration of Cisco Enterprise NFVIS with the Cisco ENCS.
LAN ports—Eight physical Gigabit Ethernet ports for inbound and outbound traffic.
WAN port—You can use one of the dual media Ethernet ports (wan-br and wan2-br) for DHCP connection.
Bridges—They form a Layer 2 domain between virtual network interface controllers (vNICs) of VMs. A vNIC is used by a virtual machine to provide virtual network interfaces by defining a range of MAC addresses. The default management IP address (192.168.1.1) for the NFVIS host is configured on the management port. Multiple VMs can use the same LAN port for local connectivity.
Network—It is a segment Layer 2 bridge domain where only the specific VLAN traffic is allowed.
Reserved VLANs in the LAN network on the ENCS 5400 platform—The VLAN range 2350-2449 is reserved for internal use and should not be used on the external switch ports and for virtual machines in the LAN ports". Note that this limitation doesn't apply to the WAN ports.
Internal 192.168.10.00/24 and 192.168.50.0/24 networks—The IP subnet 192.168.10.0/24 and 192.168.50.0/24 are used for the ENCS-5400 internal networks. A user should not use this IP subnet on the NFVIS management network. In the future NFVIS releases, this internal subnet will be isolated so that users can use this for NFVIS management.
The following networks and bridges are automatically configured. You can configure more as required.
wan2-net and wan2-br are the default configurations for ENCS 5400 and ENCS 5100.
The default networks and bridges cannot be deleted.