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The following installation workflow describes the information and actions that you must take in order to implement a functioning Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud.
Cloud Provider Prerequisites:
Create a provider account in Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2.
You have the IP address of AWS EC2.
You have the TCP and UDP port 6644 port open in the firewall to enable access to Amazon public IP
ranges. This port is required for InterCloud Extender to communicate with InterCloud Switch.
Allow traffic on port 6644 in both directions.
You have the TCP and UDP ports 22, 80, 443 open in the firewall outbound from the Cisco Prime
Network Services Controller IP to AWS.
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller must have IP connectivity on port 443 to all ESXi hosts. Cisco
Prime Network Services Controller uses this path to upload the InterCloud Extender image to the host.
You have already installed and prepared the vCenter Server for host management using the instructions
You should have the VMware vSphere Client installed.
All VEM hosts must be running ESX/ESXi 5.0/5.1 release.
You have two physical NICs on each host for redundancy. Deployment is also possible with one physical
Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC) InterCloud Prerequisites:
Verify that the Cisco PNSC InterCloud image is available.
IP/subnet mask/gateway information for the Cisco PNSC InterCloud.
The admin password, shared_secret, hostname that you want to use. Have a shared secret password
available (this password is what enables communication between the Cisco PNSC InterCloud, Cisco
Nexus 1000VVSM, and Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud).
The DNS server and domain name information.
The NTP server.
Verify that the date and time is set accurately to connect to the cloud provider.
The management port-profile name for the virtual machine (VM) (management).
Make sure that the host has 4-GB RAM and 125-GB available hard-disk space.
You have admin access to VMware vCenter.
For additional information, see the following document: