How to Create vEdge VM on EXSi
To deploy vEdge on Enterprise datacenter, a VM instance for it must be created on any running hypervisor software.
To create a vEdge VM instance on hypervisor, following steps need to be followed
- Create a vEdge VM instance on any ESXi hypervisor
- Add additional vNICs for networking.
- Start the vEdge VM instance and connect to the vManage console.
Create a vEdge VM instance on any ESXi hypervisor
Launch the VMware vSphere Client application with your credential. Click File | Select Deploy OVF Template to deploy the virtual machine and browse the downloaded OVF package vEdge.ova file which can be downloaded from the Viptela Support webpage
Click Next to verify OVF template details
Enter a name for the deployed template “vEdge Cloud “and click Next | To accept the default format for the virtual disks Click Next and from the drop-down list, select the destination network for the deployed OVF template, and click Next
Click Finish to complete deployment of the vEdge VM instance and the system has successfully created the VM instance based on defined parameter and by default it has only one vNIC.
Add Additional vNICs
Select the vEdge VM instance you just created, and click Edit virtual machine settings, In the vEdge – Virtual Machine Properties screen, click Add to add a new vNIC for the management interface. Then
Click OK. Click Ethernet Adapter for the type of device you wish to add. Then click Next
In the Adapter Type drop-down, select either E1000 or VMXNET3 for the vNIC to add. Then click Next and click Finish.
The vEdge – Virtual Machine Properties screen opens showing that the new vNIC is being added. Click OK to return to the vSphere Client screen. All steps are shown in above figure.
Modify the MTU for vSwitch
- Launch the ESXi Hypervisor | select the Configuration tab.In the Hardware box | click Networking. The network adapters you added are displayed in the right pane.
- Click Properties for the vSwitch whose MTU you wish to modify | In the vSwitch Properties screen, click Edit.
- In the Advanced Properties MTU drop-down | change the vSwitch MTU to the desired value | The range is 2000 to 9000 | click OK.
Start the vEdge VM Instance and Connect To the vEdge Console
Select the vEdge VM instance you just created, and click Power on the virtual machine. The vEdge virtual machine is powered on and Select the Console tab to connect to the vEdge console. The vEdge console is displayed
At the vEdge login prompt, log in with the default username, which is admin, and the default password, which is admin
Mapping vNICs to Interfaces
Use following below table to map vNICs to interfaces.
Where Gi0/0 will be in VPN0.