Installing Cisco VNMC

Installing Cisco VNMC
Installing Cisco VNMC
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Information About the Cisco VNMC , page 1
• Installation Requirements, page 1
• ESXi and ESX Server Requirement, page 5
• Installing Cisco VNMC, page 5
Information About the Cisco VNMC
The Cisco Virtual Network Management Center (Cisco VNMC) is a virtual appliance that provides centralized
device and security policy management for Cisco virtual services. Designed to support enterprise and
multiple-tenant cloud deployments, the Cisco VNMC provides transparent, seamless, and scalable management
for securing virtualized data center and cloud environments.
Installation Requirements
Cisco VNMC System Requirements
Requirement
Description
Virtual Appliance
One virtual CPU
1.5 GHz
Memory
3-GB RAM
Disk space
25 GB on a shared network file storage (NFS) or a
storage area network (SAN) if Cisco VNMC is
deployed in a high availability (HA) cluster
Management interface
One management network interface
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Web-Based GUI Client Requirements
Requirement
Description
Processor
x86 Intel or AMD server with 64-bit processor listed
in the VMware compatibility matrix
VMware
VMware vSphere
Release 4.1, 5.0, or 5.1 with VMware ESX or ESXi
VMware vCenter
Release 5.0 or 5.1 (English)
Interfaces and Protocols
HTTP/HTTPS
—
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
—
Intel VT
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT)
Enabled in the BIOS
Web-Based GUI Client Requirements
Requirement
Description
Operating system
Any of the following:
• Windows
• Apple Mac OS
Browser
Any of the following:
• Internet Explorer 9.0
• Mozilla Firefox 11.01
• Chrome 18.0
Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player plugin (version 11.2)
1 We recommend Mozilla Firefox 11.0 with Adobe Flash Player 11.2.
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Firewall Ports Requiring Access
Firewall Ports Requiring Access
Requirement
Description
80
HTTP/TCP
443
HTTP
843
TCP
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Requirements
Requirement
Notes
General
The procedures in this guide assume that the Cisco —
Nexus 1000V Series switch is up and running, and
that endpoint Virtual Machines (VMs) are installed.
VLANs
Two VLANs configured on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Neither VLAN needs to be the system VLAN.
Series switch uplink ports:
• Service VLAN
• HA VLAN
Port Profiles
One port profile configured on the Cisco Nexus
1000V Series Switch for the service VLAN.
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Information Required for Installation and Configuration
Information Type
Your Information
For Deploying the VNMC OVA
Name
Location of files
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Shared Secret Password Criteria
Information Type
Your Information
Datastore location
Storage location, if more than one location is available
Management port profile name for VM management
Note
The management port profile is the same
port profile that is used for VSM. The port
profile is configured in VSM and is used for
the Cisco VNMC management interface.
IP address
Subnet mask
Gateway IP address
Domain name
DNS server
Admin password
Shared secret password for communications between
the Cisco VNMC, Cisco VSG, and VSM.
For Configuring vCenter in VNMC
vCenter name
Description
Hostname or IP address
Shared Secret Password Criteria
A shared secret password is a password that is known only to those using a secure communication. Passwords
are designated strong if they cannot be easily guessed for unauthorized access. When you set a shared secret
password for communications between the Cisco VNMC, Cisco VSG, and VSM, adhere to the following
criteria for setting valid, strong passwords:
Do not include the following items in passwords:
• Characters: & ' " ` ( ) < > | \ ; $
• Spaces
Create strong passwords based on the following characteristics:
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Table 1: Characteristics of Strong Passwords
Strong passwords have...
Strong passwords do not have...
• At least eight characters.
• Consecutive characters, such as abcd.
• Lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits, and
special characters.
• Characters repeated three or more times, such
as aaabbb.
• A variation of the word Cisco, such as cisco,
ocsic, or one that changes the capitalization of
letters in the word Cisco.
• The username or the username in reverse.
• A permutation of characters present in the
username or Cisco.
Examples of strong passwords are:
• If2CoM18
• 2004AsdfLkj30
• Cb1955S21
ESXi and ESX Server Requirement
You must set the clock to the correct time on all ESXi and ESX servers that will run Cisco VNMC, ASA
1000V instances, Cisco VSG, or VSM. If you do not set the correct time on the server, the Cisco VNMC CA
certificate that is created when the Cisco VNMC VM is deployed might have an invalid time stamp. An invalid
time stamp can prevent you from successfully registering ASA 1000V instances to the Cisco VNMC.
After you set the clock to the correct time on all ESXi and ESX servers that run the Cisco VNMC, you can,
as an option, set the clock on the Cisco VNMC as follows:
• If you set the clock manually, be sure to enter the correct time zone as a Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC) offset.
• If you set the clock by synchronizing with the Network Time Protocol (NTP), you can select the UTC
time zone.
Installing Cisco VNMC
You can deploy the VNMC OVA, resulting in a VNMC VM.
Before You Begin
• You must set your keyboard to United States English before installing the Cisco VNMC and using the
VM console.
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• Verify that the VNMC OVA image is available in the vSphere client.
• Make sure that all system requirements are met as recommended in Cisco VNMC System Requirements.
• Make sure you have the information identified as in Information Required for Installation and
Configuration.
• There is no dependency on the VM hardware version, so the VM hardware version can be upgraded if
required.
SUMMARY STEPS
1. Choose the host on which to deploy the VNMC VM.
2. From the File menu, choose Deploy OVF Template.
3. In the Source screen, choose the VNMC OVA, and then click Next.
4. In the OVF Template Details screen, review the details of the VNMC template, and then click Next.
5. In the End User License Agreement screen, click Accept, and then click Next.
6. In the Name and Location screen, provide the required information, and then click Next.
7. In the Deployment Configuration screen, choose VNMC Installer from the Configuration drop-down
list, and then click Next.
8. In the Datastore screen, choose the data store for the VM, and then click Next.
9. In the Disk Format screen, click either Thin provisioned format or Thick provisioned format to store
the VM virtual disks, then click Next.
10. In the Network Mapping screen, choose the management network port profile for the VM, and then
click Next.
11. In the Properties screen, provide the required information, and address any errors described in the red
text messages below the selection box (if needed, you can enter placeholder information as long as your
entry meets the field requirements); and then click Next.
12. In the Ready to Complete Screen, review the deployment settings, and then click Finish.
13. After VNMC is successfully deployed, click Close.
DETAILED STEPS
Step 1
Step 2
Choose the host on which to deploy the VNMC VM.
From the File menu, choose Deploy OVF Template.
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The Deploy OVF Template screen opens.
Step 3
In the Source screen, choose the VNMC OVA, and then click Next.
Figure 1: Source Screen
The OVF Template Details screen opens.
Step 4
In the OVF Template Details screen, review the details of the VNMC template, and then click Next.
The End User License Agreement screen opens.
Step 5
In the End User License Agreement screen, click Accept, and then click Next.
Step 6
In the Name and Location screen, provide the required information, and then click Next.
The Deployment Configuration screen opens.
Step 7
In the Deployment Configuration screen, choose VNMC Installer from the Configuration drop-down list, and then
click Next.
The Datastore screen opens.
Step 8
In the Datastore screen, choose the data store for the VM, and then click Next.
The storage can be local or shared remote, such as NFS or SAN.
Note
If only one storage location is available for an ESX host, this screen is not displayed and the VM is assigned to
the storage location that is available.
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Figure 2: Datastore Screen
The Disk Format screen opens.
Step 9
In the Disk Format screen, click either Thin provisioned format or Thick provisioned format to store the VM virtual
disks, then click Next.
The default is Thick provisioned format. If you do not want to allocate the storage immediately, use the Thin provisioned
format.
Note
You can safely ignore the red text in the
window.
The Network Mapping screen opens.
Step 10
In the Network Mapping screen, choose the management network port profile for the VM, and then click Next.
The Properties screen opens.
Step 11
In the Properties screen, provide the required information, and address any errors described in the red text messages
below the selection box (if needed, you can enter placeholder information as long as your entry meets the field
requirements); and then click Next.
Note
You can safely ignore the VNMC Restore
fields.
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Figure 3: Properties Screen
The Ready to Complete screen opens.
Step 12
In the Ready to Complete Screen, review the deployment settings, and then click Finish.
A progress indicator shows the task progress until VNMC is deployed.
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Note
Any discrepancies can cause VM booting issues. Carefully review the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway
information.
Figure 4: Ready to Complete Screen
Step 13
After VNMC is successfully deployed, click Close.
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