How to Create vSmart VM on ESXi
To deploy vSmart on Enterprise datacenter, a VM instance for it must be created on any running hypervisor software.
To create a vSmart VM instance on hypervisor, following steps need to be followed
- Create a vSmart VM instance on any ESXi hypervisor
- Add additional vNICs for networking.
- Start the vSmart VM instance and connect to the vManage console.
Create a vSmart 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 vsmart.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 “vSmart “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 vSmart 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 vSmart VM instance you just created, and click Edit virtual machine settings, In the vSmart – 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 vSmart – 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.
Start the vSmart VM Instance and Connect To the vSmart Console
Select the vSmart VM instance you just created, and click Power on the virtual machine. The vSmart virtual machine is powered on and Select the Console tab to connect to the vSmart console. The vSmart console is displayed
At the vSmart login prompt, log in with the default username, which is admin, and the default password, which is admin