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How to Create vManage VM on EXSi

How to Create vManage VM on EXSi

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 (0)

How to Create vManage VM on EXSi

To deploy vManage on Enterprise datacenter, a VM instance for it must be created on any running hypervisor software.

To create a vManage VM instance on hypervisor, following steps need to be followed

  1. Create a vManage VM instance on any ESXi hypervisor
  2. For vManage Database, create a new virtual disk that has a volume of at least 100 GB
  3. Add additional vNICs for networking.
  4. Start the vManage VM instance and connect to the vManage console.
  5. To create a cluster of vManage NMS, repeat Steps 1 through 4 to create a VM for each vManage instance.

Create a vManage 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 vmanage.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 “vManage “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 vManage VM instance and the system has successfully created the VM instance based on defined parameter and by default it has only one vNIC.

Create a New Virtual Disk

On the vSphere Client screen, select the vManage VM instance you just created, and click Edit virtual machine settings.

In the vManage Virtual Machine Properties screen, click Add to add a new virtual disk, and then click OK and In the Add Hardware screen, select Hard Disk for the device type you want to add to your VM, and click Next

In the Select a Disk screen, select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next

Specify the disk capacity for the vManage database to be 100 GB, and click Next

In the Advanced Options screen, select IDE for the virtual storage device, and click Next. Note that the virtual store device must be IDE. Click Finish to complete creating a new virtual disk with a capacity of 100 GB

Add Additional vNICs

Select the vManage VM instance you just created, and click Edit virtual machine settings, In the vManage – 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 vManage – Virtual Machine Properties screen opens showing that the new vNIC is being added. Click OK to return to the vSphere Client screen.

Start the vManage VM Instance and Connect To the vManage Console

Select the vManage VM instance you just created, and click Power on the virtual machine. The vManage virtual machine is powered on and Select the Console tab to connect to the vManage console. The vManage console is displayed

At the vManage login prompt, log in with the default username, which is admin, and the default password, which is admin. The system prompts you to select the storage device to use. Select hdc, which is the new partition you added for the vManage database. Confirm that you want to format the new partition, hdc. The system then reboots and displays the vManage instance

To connect to the vManage instance using a web browser, configure an IP address on the vManage instance:

Log in with the default username and password:

Login: admin
password: admin
#

In the management VPN, VPN 512, configure an IP address on interface eth0. Specify an IP address that is reachable on your network. If necessary, add a default route:

# config
(config)# vpn 512
(config)# ip route prefix/length next-hop-ip-address
(config-vpn-512)# interface eth0
(config-interface-eth0)# ip address ip-address
(config-interface-eth0)# no shutdown
(config-interface-eth0)# commit and-quit

To connect to the vManage instance, type the following string in the URL:

https://ip-address:8443/

Log in with the username admin and the password admin.


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