Deploying Avaya Aura® Branch Session Manager

Deploying Avaya Aura® Branch Session Manager
Deploying Avaya Aura® Branch Session
Manager
Release 7.0.1
Issue 3
November 2016
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction............................................................................................................ 7
Purpose.................................................................................................................................. 7
Prerequisites........................................................................................................................... 7
Change history........................................................................................................................ 8
Warranty................................................................................................................................. 8
Chapter 2: Architecture overview............................................................................................ 9
®
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview.......................................................................... 9
®
Avaya Aura Virtualized Appliance overview........................................................................ 9
Solution Deployment Manager.......................................................................................... 12
Virtualized components.......................................................................................................... 18
VMware software requirements.............................................................................................. 18
Server hardware and resources for VMware............................................................................ 19
Authentication file.................................................................................................................. 19
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Avaya Aura virtualized software............................................................................................ 19
Deployment of cloned and copied OVAs................................................................................. 20
Chapter 3: Planning ............................................................................................................... 21
Planning checklist.................................................................................................................. 21
Capacity limits for Branch Session Manager Footprints............................................................ 22
Customer configuration data.................................................................................................. 22
Conditions for Appliance Virtualization Platform and VM hosts.................................................. 23
SAL Gateway........................................................................................................................ 24
Installing the license file......................................................................................................... 24
Chapter 4: Deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA................................................... 25
Branch Session Manager Deployment checklist....................................................................... 25
Configuring the system for Branch Session Manager deployment.............................................. 26
Methods for deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA........................................................ 26
Deploying using vSphere Client connected to vCenter........................................................ 26
Deploying using vSphere Client connected directly to VMware host..................................... 28
Deploying using Solution Deployment Manager through System Manager........................... 29
Configuring the virtual machine automatic startup settings........................................................ 30
Troubleshooting a Branch Session Manager virtual machine that does not power on.................. 31
Reconfiguring hardware resources for flexible footprint....................................................... 32
Configuring Branch Session Manager..................................................................................... 33
Appliance Virtualization Platform Migration.............................................................................. 33
Configuring the Appliance Virtualization Platform USB drive............................................... 34
Installing Appliance Virtualization Platform......................................................................... 34
Appliance Virtualization Platform Out of Band Management................................................ 36
Survivable remote server....................................................................................................... 38
Installing software patches..................................................................................................... 39
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Installed Patches field descriptions................................................................................... 41
Chapter 5: Post-installation verification............................................................................... 43
Post-deployment checklist...................................................................................................... 43
Verifying the connections....................................................................................................... 43
Chapter 6: Maintenance and administration procedures.................................................... 44
Adding Branch Session Manager as a SIP entity...................................................................... 44
Authentication files for Branch Session Manager...................................................................... 44
Starting the AFS application............................................................................................. 45
Creating an authentication file for Session Manager........................................................... 45
Installing an authentication file.......................................................................................... 46
Accepting new service........................................................................................................... 46
Denying new service.............................................................................................................. 47
Creating a snapshot.............................................................................................................. 47
Deleting a snapshot............................................................................................................... 48
Restoring a snapshot............................................................................................................. 49
Downloading software from PLDS.......................................................................................... 49
Restarting a virtual machine from Solution Deployment Manager.............................................. 50
Running maintenance tests.................................................................................................... 51
Session Manager Backup and Restore................................................................................... 51
Accessing the Backup and Restore service....................................................................... 51
Backup and Restore field descriptions............................................................................... 52
Verifying the Active Call Count............................................................................................... 53
Verifying data replication........................................................................................................ 53
Troubleshooting Data Replication..................................................................................... 53
Viewing the Security Module page.......................................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting Security Module Sanity failure.................................................................. 54
Viewing the Session Manager Entity Link Connection Status.................................................... 55
Viewing the SIP Monitoring Status Summary page................................................................... 55
Chapter 7: Resources............................................................................................................. 57
Documentation...................................................................................................................... 57
Finding documents on the Avaya Support website............................................................. 59
Training................................................................................................................................ 59
Viewing Avaya Mentor videos................................................................................................. 60
Support................................................................................................................................ 61
Appendix A: Best Practices for VMware performance and features................................. 62
BIOS.................................................................................................................................... 62
Intel Virtualization Technology.......................................................................................... 62
Dell PowerEdge Server ................................................................................................... 63
HP ProLiant Servers........................................................................................................ 63
VMware Tools....................................................................................................................... 64
Timekeeping......................................................................................................................... 64
VMware networking best practices.......................................................................................... 65
Thin vs. thick deployments..................................................................................................... 69
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Best Practices for VMware features........................................................................................ 70
VMware Snapshots......................................................................................................... 70
VMware vMotion............................................................................................................. 71
Glossary................................................................................................................................... 73
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose
This document provides procedures for deploying the Branch Session Manager virtual application in
a virtualized environment. This document includes deployment, configuration, initial administration,
troubleshooting, upgrading, and basic maintenance checklists and procedures.
This document does not include optional or customized aspects of a configuration.
The primary audience for this document is anyone who deploys, configures, and upgrades Branch
Session Manager.
The audience includes, but is not limited to:
• Implementation Engineers
• Field Technicians
• Business Partners
• Solution Providers
• Customers
Prerequisites
Before deploying Branch Session Manager, ensure that you have the following knowledge, skills
and tools.
Knowledge
• Linux operating system
• VMware
• VMware vSphere ESXi
• VMware vCenter Server
• Virtualized Environment
• PLDS
Skills
• Linux configuration tools
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Introduction
• VMware tools
• VMware vCenter Server and ESXi
Tools
• PuTTy
• Laptop with System Manager tools
• Solution Deployment Manager client if System Manager is unreachable
• Branch Session Manager configuration worksheet
Change history
Issue
Date
Summary of changes
1.0
August 2015
Initial Release
2.0
May 2016
• Added the Installing software
patches section.
• Updated the Branch Session
Manager Deployment checklist
section.
• Updated the VMware software
requirements section for ESXi
6.0 version support.
3.0
November 2016
Updated the Planning and
configuration section to indicate
that all virtual machines on an
Appliance Virtualization Platform
host must be on the same subnet
mask.
Warranty
Avaya provides a 90-day limited warranty on Branch Session Manager. For more information about
the terms of the limited warranty, see the sales agreement or other applicable documentation.
You can view the standard warranty information about Branch Session Manager support on the
Avaya Support website at https://support.avaya.com. You can find the warranty information and
license terms at the bottom of the page under:
• Help & Policies > Policies & Legal > Warranty & Product Lifecycle
• Help & Policies > Policies & Legal > License Terms
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Chapter 2: Architecture overview
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment overview
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment integrates real-time Avaya Aura® applications with VMware®
virtualized server architecture.
Using Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment, customers with a VMware IT infrastructure can
upgrade to the next release level of collaboration using their own VMware infrastructure. For
customers who need to add more capacity or application interfaces, Avaya Aura® applications on
VMware offer flexible solutions for expansion. For customers who want to migrate to the latest
collaboration solutions, Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment provides a hardware-efficient
simplified solution for upgrading to the latest Avaya Aura® release and adding the latest Avaya
Aura® capabilities.
The Virtualized Environment project applies only for Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform and
customer VMware®, and does not include any other industry hypervisor.
Note:
This document uses the following terms, and at times, uses the terms interchangeably.
• server and host
• reservations and configuration values
Deployment considerations
The following manage the deployment to the blade, cluster, and server:
• Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform from System Manager Solution Deployment Manager
or the Solution Deployment Manager client
• VMware® vCenter and VMware® vSphere
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance overview
Avaya Aura® Virtualized offers
Starting with Release 7.0, Avaya Aura® supports the following two Avaya virtualization offers based
on VMware:
• Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance (VA) - Avaya-provided server, Avaya Appliance
Virtualization Platform, based on the customized OEM version of VMware® ESXi 5.5.
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Architecture overview
• Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment (VE) - Customer-provided VMware infrastructure
The virtualization offers, provides the following benefits:
• Simplifies IT management using common software administration and maintenance.
• Requires fewer servers and racks which reduces the footprint.
• Lowers power consumption and cooling requirements.
• Enables capital equipment cost savings.
• Lowers operational expenses.
• Uses standard operating procedures for both Avaya and non-Avaya products.
• Deploys Avaya Aura® virtual products in a virtualized environment on Avaya provided servers
or customer-specified servers and hardware.
• Business can scale rapidly to accommodate growth and to respond to changing business
requirements
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Avaya Virtualized Appliance overview
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance is a turnkey solution. Avaya provides the hardware, all the
software including the VMware hypervisor and might also offer the customer support of the setup.
Virtualized Appliance offer is different from Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment, where Avaya
provides the Avaya Aura® application software and the customer provides and supports the VMware
hypervisor and the hardware on which the hypervisor runs.
Deployment considerations
• Deployment on the Appliance Virtualization Platform server is performed from the System
Manager Solution Deployment Manager or the Solution Deployment Manager standalone
Windows client.
• Avaya provides the servers, Appliance Virtualization Platform, which includes the VMware
ESXi hypervisor.
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Appliance Virtualization Platform overview
From Release 7.0, Avaya uses the VMware®-based Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform to
provide virtualization for Avaya Aura® applications in Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance offer.
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance offer includes:
• Common Servers: Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610, Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620, HP ProLiant DL360 G7,
HP ProLiant DL360p G8, Dell™ PowerEdge™ R630, and HP ProLiant DL360 G9
• S8300D and S8300E
Appliance Virtualization Platform is the customized OEM version of VMware® ESXi 5.5. With
Appliance Virtualization Platform, customers can run any combination of supported applications on
Avaya-supplied servers. Appliance Virtualization Platform provides greater flexibility in scaling
customer solutions to individual requirements.
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Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment overview
From Release 7.0, Appliance Virtualization Platform replaces System Platform.
Avaya Aura® Release 7.0.1 supports the following applications on Appliance Virtualization Platform:
• Utility Services 7.0.1
• System Manager 7.0.1
• Session Manager 7.0.1
• Branch Session Manager 7.0.1
• Communication Manager 7.0.1
• Application Enablement Services 7.0.1
• WebLM 7.0.1
• Avaya Breeze™ 3.1.1
• SAL 2.5
• Communication Manager Messaging 7.0
• Avaya Aura® Media Server 7.7.0.292 (SP3)
• Avaya Scopia® 8.3.5
• Avaya Proactive Contact 5.1.2
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Architecture overview
For more information about installing Avaya Proactive Contact and administering Appliance
Virtualization Platform with Avaya Proactive Contact, see the Avaya Proactive Contact
documentation.
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Solution Deployment Manager
Solution Deployment Manager overview
Solution Deployment Manager is a centralized software management solution in System Manager
that provides deployments, upgrades, migrations, and updates to Avaya Aura® 7.0 applications.
Solution Deployment Manager supports the operations on customer Virtualized Environment and
Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance model.
Solution Deployment Manager provides the combined capabilities that Software Management,
Avaya Virtual Application Manager, and System Platform provided in earlier releases.
Note:
In Release 7.0.1, Solution Deployment Manager does not support migration of Virtualized
Environment-based 6.x applications to Release 7.0.1 in customer Virtualized Environment. Use
vSphere Client to migrate to customer Virtualized Environment.
Release 7.0 and later supports a standalone version of Solution Deployment Manager, the Solution
Deployment Manager client. For more information, see Using the Solution Deployment Manager
client.
System Manager is the primary management solution for Avaya Aura® 7.0 and later applications.
System Manager with the Solution Deployment Manager runs on:
• Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance: Contains a server, Appliance Virtualization Platform, and
Avaya Aura® application OVA. Appliance Virtualization Platform includes a VMware ESXi 5.5
hypervisor.
From Release 7.0, Appliance Virtualization Platform replaces System Platform.
• Customer-provided Virtualized Environment solution: Avaya Aura® applications are deployed
on customer-provided, VMware® certified hardware.
With Solution Deployment Manager, you can perform the following operations in Virtualized
Environment and Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance models:
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Deploy Avaya Aura® applications.
Upgrade and migrate Avaya Aura® applications.
Download Avaya Aura® applications.
Install service packs, feature packs, and software patches for the following Avaya Aura®
applications:
- Communication Manager and associated devices, such as gateways, media modules, and
TN boards.
- Session Manager
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Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment overview
- Branch Session Manager
- Utility Services
- Appliance Virtualization Platform, the ESXi host that is running on the Avaya Aura®
Virtualized Appliance.
The upgrade process from Solution Deployment Manager involves the following key tasks:
• Discover the Avaya Aura® applications.
• Refresh applications and associated devices, and download the necessary software
components.
• Run the preupgrade check to ensure successful upgrade environment.
• Upgrade Avaya Aura® applications.
• Install software patch, service pack, or feature pack on Avaya Aura® applications.
For more information about the setup of the Solution Deployment Manager functionality that is part
of System Manager 7.x, see Avaya Aura® System Manager Solution Deployment Manager Job-Aid.
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Capability comparison between System Manager Solution Deployment
Manager and the Solution Deployment Manager client
Centralized Solution Deployment Manager
Solution Deployment Manager client
Manage virtual machine lifecycle
Manage virtual machine lifecycle
®
Deploy Avaya Aura applications
Deploy Avaya Aura® applications
Deploy hypervisor patches only for Appliance
Virtualization Platform
Deploy hypervisor patches only for Appliance
Virtualization Platform
Upgrade Avaya Aura® applications
Upgrade System Platform-based System Manager
Release 7.x supports upgrades from Linux-based or
System Platform-based to Virtualized Environment or
Appliance Virtualization Platform. Release 7.0.1
does not support Virtualized Environment to
Virtualized Environment upgrades.
Install software patches for Avaya Aura® applications
excluding System Manager application
Install System Manager patches
Discover Avaya Aura® applications
Deploy System Manager
®
Analyze Avaya Aura applications
-
Create and use the software library
-
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Solution Deployment Manager client
For the initial System Manager deployment or when System Manager is inaccessible, you can use
the Solution Deployment Manager client. The client can reside on the computer of the technician.
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Architecture overview
The Solution Deployment Manager client provides the functionality to install the OVAs on an Avayaprovided server or customer-provided Virtualized Environment.
A technician can gain access to the user interface of the Solution Deployment Manager client from
the computer or web browser.
The Solution Deployment Manager client runs on Windows 7.0 and Windows 8, 64 bit.
Use the Solution Deployment Manager client to:
• Deploy System Manager and Avaya Aura® applications on Avaya appliances and Virtualized
Environment.
• Upgrade System Platform-based System Manager.
• Install System Manager software patches, service packs, and feature packs.
• Install Appliance Virtualization Platform patches.
• Restart and shutdown the Appliance Virtualization Platform host.
• Start, stop, and restart a virtual machine.
• Change the footprint of Avaya Aura® applications that support dynamic resizing. For example,
Session Manager and Avaya Breeze™.
Note:
You can deploy or upgrade the System Manager virtual machine only by using the Solution
Deployment Manager client.
Figure 1: Solution Deployment Manager client dashboard
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
Solution Deployment Manager client capabilities on page 14
Solution Deployment Manager client capabilities
The Solution Deployment Manager client provides the following capabilities and functionality:
• Runs on the technician computer on the following operating systems:
- Windows 7, 64-bit Professional or Enterprise
- Windows 8.1, 64-bit Professional or Enterprise
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Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment overview
• Supports the same web browsers as System Manager Release 7.0.1.
• Provides the user interface with similar look and feel as the central Solution Deployment
Manager in System Manager Release 7.0.1.
• Supports deploying the System Manager OVA. The Solution Deployment Manager client is the
only option to deploy System Manager.
• Supports Flexible footprint feature. The size of the virtual resources depends on the capacity
requirements of the Avaya Aura® applications.
• Defines the physical location, Appliance Virtualization Platform or ESXi host, and discovers
virtual machines that are required for application deployments and virtual machine life cycle
management.
• Manages lifecycle of the OVA applications that are deployed on the ESXi host. The lifecycle
includes start, stop, reset virtual machines, and establishing trust for virtual machines.
• Deploys the Avaya Aura® applications that can be deployed from the central Solution
Deployment Manager for Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance and customer Virtualized
Environment. You can deploy one application at a time.
• Configures application and networking parameters required for application deployments.
• Supports the local computer or an HTTP URL to select the application OVA file for deployment.
You do not need access to PLDS.
• Supports changing the hypervisor IP address on Appliance Virtualization Platform.
• Supports installing patches for the hypervisor on Appliance Virtualization Platform.
• Supports installing software patches, service packs, and feature packs only for System
Manager.
Avaya Aura® applications must use centralized Solution Deployment Manager from System
Manager to install software patches, service packs, and feature packs.
Related links
Solution Deployment Manager client on page 13
Solution Deployment Manager
The Solution Deployment Manager capability simplifies and automates the deployment and upgrade
process.
With Solution Deployment Manager, you can deploy the following Avaya Aura® applications in
Release 7.0.1:
• Utility Services 7.0.1
• System Manager 7.0.1
• Session Manager 7.0.1
• Branch Session Manager 7.0.1
• Communication Manager 7.0.1
• Application Enablement Services 7.0.1
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Architecture overview
• WebLM 7.0.1
• Avaya Breeze™ 3.1.1
• SAL 2.5
• Communication Manager Messaging 7.0
• Avaya Aura® Media Server 7.7.0.292 (SP3)
• Avaya Scopia® 8.3.5
• Avaya Proactive Contact 5.1.2
For more information about installing Avaya Proactive Contact and administering Appliance
Virtualization Platform with Avaya Proactive Contact, see the Avaya Proactive Contact
documentation.
Note:
You must deploy the Release 7.0 OVA, and then install the Release 7.0.1 file on the Avaya
Aura® Release 7.0 application.
With Solution Deployment Manager, you can migrate, upgrade, and update the following
applications:
• Linux-based Communication Manager 5.x and the associated devices, such as Gateways, TN
boards, and media modules.
Note:
In bare metal Linux-based deployments, the applications are directly installed on the server
and not as a virtual machine.
• Linux-based Session Manager 6.x
• System Platform-based Communication Manager
- Duplex CM Main / Survivable Core with Communication Manager
- Simplex CM Main / Survivable Core with Communication Manager, Communication
Manager Messaging, and Utility Services
- Simplex Survivable Remote with Communication Manager, Branch Session Manager, and
Utility Services
- Embedded CM Main with Communication Manager, Communication Manager Messaging,
and Utility Services
- Embedded Survivable Remote with Communication Manager, Branch Session Manager,
and Utility Services
• System Platform-based Branch Session Manager
- Simplex Survivable Remote with Communication Manager, Branch Session Manager, and
Utility Services
- Embedded Survivable Remote with Communication Manager, Branch Session Manager,
and Utility Services
Note:
However, you must manually migrate Services virtual machine that is part of the template.
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Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment overview
The centralized deployment and upgrade process provide better support to customers who want to
upgrade their systems to Avaya Aura® Release 7.0.1. The process reduces the upgrade time and
error rate.
Solution Deployment Manager dashboard
You can gain access to the Solution Deployment Manager dashboard from the System Manager
web console or by installing the Solution Deployment Manager client.
Solution Deployment Manager capabilities
With Solution Deployment Manager, you can perform deployment and upgrade-related tasks by
using the following links:
• Upgrade Release Setting: To select Release 7.0 or 6.3.8 as the target upgrade. Release
7.0.1 is the default upgrade target.
• Manage Software: To upgrade IP Office.
• VM Management: To deploy OVA files for the supported Avaya Aura® application.
• Upgrade Management: To upgrade Communication Manager that includes TN boards, media
gateways and media modules, Session Manager, Communication Manager Messaging, Utility
Services, Branch Session Manager to Release 7.0.1.
• User Settings: To configure the location from where System Manager displays information
about the latest software and firmware releases.
• Download Management: To download the OVA files and firmware to which the customer is
entitled. The download source can be the Avaya PLDS or an alternate source.
• Software Library Management: To configure the local or remote software library for storing
the downloaded software and firmware files.
• Upload Version XML: To save the version.xml file to System Manager. You require the
version.xml file to perform upgrades.
Related links
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment overview on page 9
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Architecture overview
Virtualized components
Software component
Description
ESXi Host
The physical machine running the ESXi Hypervisor software.
ESXi Hypervisor
A platform that runs multiple operating systems on a host computer at
the same time.
vSphere Client
vSphere Client is an application that installs and manages virtual
machines. vSphere Client connects to a vCenter server or directly to an
ESXi host if a vCenter Server is not used. The application is installed on
a personal computer or accessible through a web interface.
vCenter Server
vCenter Server provides centralized control and visibility at every level of
the virtual infrastructure. vCenter Server provides VMware features such
as High Availability and vMotion.
Appliance Virtualization Platform
Avaya-provided virtualization turnkey solution that includes the hardware
and all the software including the VMware hypervisor.
Solution Deployment Manager
Centralized software management solution of Avaya that provides
deployment, upgrade, migration, and update capabilities for the Avaya
Aura® virtual applications.
Open Virtualization Appliance
(OVA)
The virtualized OS and application packaged in a single file that is used
to deploy a virtual machine.
VMware software requirements
The Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment supports the following VMware software versions:
• VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
• VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1
• VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5
• VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
• VMware vCenter Server 5.0
• VMware vCenter Server 5.1
• VMware vCenter Server 5.5
• VMware vCenter Server 6.0
To view compatibility with other solution releases, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices at
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php.
Note:
ESXi 4.1 is not supported.
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Server hardware and resources for VMware
Server hardware and resources for VMware
VMware offers compatibility guides that list servers, system, I/O, storage, and backup compatibility
with VMware infrastructure. For more information about VMware-certified compatibility guides and
product interoperability matrices, see http://www.vmware.com/resources/guides.html.
Authentication file
Branch Session Manager 7.0 and later requires a new authentication file.
The Branch Session Manager OVA contains a default authentication file. The customer must
replace the default authentication file with a new 7.0 or later authentication file. The system
generates an alarm once a day until a new 7.0 or later authentication file is installed.
For more information on authentication file, see Authentication files for SM/BSM on page 44.
Avaya Aura® virtualized software
Software delivery
The software is delivered as one or more pre-packaged Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) files
that are posted on the Avaya Product Licensing and Download System (PLDS) and the Avaya
support site. Each OVA contains the following components:
• The application software and operating system.
• Preinstalled VMware tools.
• Preset configuration details for:
- RAM and CPU reservations and storage requirements
- Network Interface Card (NIC)
Note:
The customer provides the servers and the VMware® infrastructure, that includes VMware®
licenses.
Patches and upgrades
A minimum patch level can be required for each supported application. For more information about
the application patch requirements, see the compatibility matrix tool at http://support.avaya.com/
CompatibilityMatrix/Index.aspx.
Important:
Do not upgrade the VMware tools software that is packaged with each OVA unless Avaya
instructs you to upgrade. The supplied version is the supported release and has been
thoroughly tested.
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Architecture overview
Performance and capacities
The OVA template is built with configuration values which optimize performance and follow
recommended Best Practices.
Caution:
Modifying configuration values might have a direct impact on the performance, capacity, and
stability of the virtual machine. Customer must understand the aforementioned impacts when
changing configuration values. Avaya Global Support Services (GSS) might not be able to
assist in fully resolving a problem if the virtual hardware or resource allocation has been
changed to unsupported values for a virtual application. Avaya GSS could require the customer
to reset the values to the optimized values before starting to investigate the issue.
Deployment of cloned and copied OVAs
To redeploy a virtual machine, do not create a copy of the virtual machine or clone the virtual
machine. These processes have subtle technical details that require a thorough understanding of
the effects of these approaches. To avoid any complexities and unexpected behavior, deploy a new
OVA on the virtual machine. At this time, Avaya only supports the deployment of new OVAs.
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Chapter 3: Planning
Planning checklist
Complete the following actions before deploying the virtual appliance.
#
Action
Notes
1
If you are deploying the Branch Session
Manager OVA using vCenter, enter the
required information in the Customer
Configuration Data worksheet.
Customer configuration data on
page 22.
2
Verify the customer has all required hardware
at the customer site.
3
Coordinate with service providers.
4
Assess and verify the vSphere infrastructure
resource requirements with the customer.
The key factors are:
• CPU Utilization
• Memory Usage
• Storage Requirements
• Network Utilization
• Supported Capacity
5
Licenses:
Installing a license file on page 24.
• Obtain the License Activation Code (LAC)
and Authentication File ID (AFID).
• Install the license file.
6
Create or obtain an Authentication File.
7
Verify you have the necessary resources for
the SAL Gateway.
8
Plan staging and verification activities and
assign resources to those activities.
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Planning
Capacity limits for Branch Session Manager Footprints
The following table summarizes single Branch Session Manager capacities for all Branch Session
Manager footprints.
Branch Session Manager
Device Footprints
Up to 1K Devices (also for CSR1 1k to 5K Devices
upgrades up to 2k)
vCPUs
2
4
CPU Reservation
2300 MHz
4600 MHz
Memory
2 GB
3.5 GB
Memory Reservation
2 GB
3.5 GB
CC Agents Max
583
4167
Sessions (Sec/Hour/Max)
3/10.8K/4.8K
30/108K/35K
Branch Session Manager instances are intended to operate as redundant, homogeneous servers to
provide high reliability if a Branch Session Manager failure or a network component failure occurs.
Each Branch Session Manager should have similar system resources and a balanced number of
devices.
Branch Session Manager instances must be similarly sized in both processing power and available
memory to accommodate distributions of devices during failover. Small and large footprints are not
intended to be mixed in a solution. However, closely sized footprints, such as one size with the next
size down in the table above, can be mixed temporarily as capacities increase. You must ensure
that the number of devices failing over to a smaller footprint does not exceed the device capacities
of that footprint.
You can implement a system that consists of a mixture of Branch Session Manager instances
hosted on VMware platforms as well as Branch Session Manager instances hosted on the existing
non-VMware platforms. You must configure the VMware-based Branch Session Manager to be
similar to the non-VMware-based Branch Session Manager across the enterprise. Similar
configurations ensure the best use of system resources and handling failover scenarios. Be careful
when configuring the system where a large non-VMware Branch Session Manager can failover to
Session Manager Branch Session Manager running in VMware environment. You must ensure that
the target Branch Session Manager can handle the total capacities.
A single 350K SIP device solution supports a geo-redundant Branch Session Manager configuration
of up to 28 Branch Session Manager instances that are interconnected and aware of each other.
Configurations that exceed this limit are not expected to have problems, but these configurations are
not guaranteed to be supported.
Customer configuration data
The following table identifies the required customer configuration information for deployment and
configuration. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.
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Conditions for Appliance Virtualization Platform and VM hosts
Configuration Data
Field
Value for System
Example
IP address*
Network Settings
Short hostname*
example-sm-1
Network domain
Mycompany.com
Netmask*
Default gateway*
DNS server(s)
Comma-separated list,
up to 3 servers
Survivable Remote
123.4.56.789,142.67.
2.123
LSP IP Address*
Local time zone*
System Time Settings
NTP server(s)
Comma-separated list,
up to 3 servers
Custom Login
Timeserver.ex.com,T
S1.ex2.com
Login Name*
Password*
Primary System Manager
IP address*
System Manager
Settings
Enrollment password*
Note:
Verify the
enrollment
password is active.
Conditions for Appliance Virtualization Platform and VM
hosts
An Appliance Virtualization Platform host and all virtual machines running on the host must be on
the same subnet mask.
If Out of Band Management is configured in an Appliance Virtualization Platform deployment, you
need two subnet masks, one for each of the following:
• Public or signaling traffic, Appliance Virtualization Platform, and all virtual machines public
traffic.
• Management, Appliance Virtualization Platform, and all virtual machine management ports.
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Planning
SAL Gateway
You require a Secure Access Link (SAL) Gateway for remote access and alarming.
Through SAL, support personnel or tools can gain remote access to managed devices to
troubleshoot and debug problems.
A SAL Gateway:
1. Receives alarms from Avaya products in the customer network.
2. Reformats the alarms.
3. Forwards the alarms to the Avaya support center or a customer-managed Network
Management System.
You can deploy SALGateway OVA:
• On Avaya Aura® Virtualized Appliance by using Solution Deployment Manager
• In the Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment by using vCenter, vSphere or Solution Deployment
Manager
For more information about SAL Gateway, see the Secure Access Link documentation on the Avaya
Support website at http://support.avaya.com.
Installing the license file
Procedure
1. On the System Manager web console, click Services > Licenses.
2. In the left navigation pane, click Install license.
3. Click Browse to specify the location of the Session Manager license file on your computer.
4. Click Accept the License Terms & Conditions.
5. Click Install.
The system displays Session Manager in the Licensed products section.
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Chapter 4: Deploying the Branch Session
Manager OVA
Branch Session Manager Deployment checklist
Branch Session Manager footprints are configured as part of the OVA. Both VMware and Solution
Deployment Manager display these footprints to the user during deployment.
#
Action
Reference
1
Verify System Manager and Branch
Session Manager are configured.
Verifying configuration for deployment on
page 26.
Note:
Also verify that Communication
Manager Survivable Remote is
configured for Branch Session
Manager.
2
Download the Branch Session Manager
OVA from PLDS.
Downloading software from PLDS on
page 49.
3
Deploy the Branch Session Manager
OVA.
Methods for deploying the Branch
Session Manager OVA on page 26.
4
Configure the Branch Session Manager
virtual machine to start automatically after
a power failure.
Configuring the virtual machine
automatic startup settings on page 30.
5
Start the Branch Session Manager server.
6
Apply the latest Branch Session Manager
Release 7.0 or later patch.
Installing software patches SM on
page 39
7
Configure Branch Session Manager.
Configuring Branch Session Manager on
page 33.
8
Verify the deployment.
Post-installation checklist on page 43.
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Deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA
Configuring the system for Branch Session Manager
deployment
Procedure
1. Log in to System Manager associated with Branch Session Manager.
2. Verify System Manager is running the same or later Service Pack level as the Branch
Session Manager that you will be installing.
3. Navigate to Elements > Routing > SIP Entities page and add the Branch Session
Manager as a SIP entity.
4. Navigate to Elements > Session Manager > Session Manager Administration and add
a Branch Session Manager instance.
5. Navigate to Services > Security > Certificates > Enrollment Password and enter an
Enrollment Password.
Note:
Password must be alphanumeric and 6 to 25 characters long. Make note of the
password for future reference.
6. Define FQDNs for both System Manager and Branch Session Manager. You can either
configure the FQDNs in the referenced DNS servers or add the FQDN of the Branch Session
Manager to the hosts file of the System Manager.
Methods for deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA
Deploy the Branch Session Manager OVA using one of the following methods:
• Deploying using vSphere Client connected to vCenter on page 26. This is for VMWare
environment set up.
• Deploying using vSphere Client connected directly to VMware host on page 28.
• Deploying using the Solution Deployment Manager on page 29. This is for the Appliance
Virtualization Platform set up.
Deploying using vSphere Client connected to vCenter
When deploying using vCenter, the system prompts you before boot-up to enter the configuration
information. Make sure you have a copy of the Customer Configuration Data worksheet available
before you begin this procedure.
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Methods for deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA
Before you begin
The vCenter must have access to the VMware host on which the Branch Session Manager will be
deployed.
• Install the vSphere client.
• Install the vCenter server.
• Add the VMware host to the vCenter.
Note:
If you use vSphere Client 5.5 to connect to vCenter Server 5.5, a warning displays asking you to
use vSphere Web Client because of limitations with vSphere Client 5.5, so use vSphere Web
Client.
Procedure
1. Start the vSphere client.
2. Enter the IP address and the user credentials for the vCenter server.
3. On the vSphere client, click File > Deploy OVF Template.
4. In the Deploy OVF Template dialog box, do one of the following:
• In the Deploy from a file or URL field, enter the path to the Branch Session
Manager .ova file.
• Click Browse and navigate to the Branch Session Manager .ova file from the local
computer, network share, CD-ROM, or DVD.
5. Verify the details of the OVF template, then click Next.
6. On the End User License Agreement page, click Accept.
7. Click Next.
8. (Optional) On the Name and Location page, in the Name field, change the name for the
virtual machine.
9. Select the Branch Session Manager deployment configuration (footprint). For details on
Branch Session Manager footprint, see Capacity limits for Core SM footprints on page 22.
The networks available are: Public network for the SIP and HTTP traffic, and Out of Band
Management network for SSH, System Manager — Branch Session Manager
communication, and SNMP.
10. In the Inventory Location area, select the appropriate datacenter and click Next.
Note:
The datacenter can be local to the host or a mounted shared storage such as NFS or
SAN. Select a datacenter large enough to accommodate the virtual machine and all
virtual disk files.
11. If the cluster exists, select the cluster and click Next.
12. Select the specific host within the cluster and click Next.
13. On the Storage page, select the required data store and click Next.
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14. On the Disk Format page, click Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed.
The system displays the data store that you selected and the space available.
15. On the Network Mapping page, for each network that you specified in the OVA Template
Details page:
a. Click the Destination Network column.
b. Select a host network from the drop-down menu.
c. Click Next.
16. On the Properties page, enter the configuration data from the Customer Configuration Data
worksheet, then click Next.
17. Verify the deployment settings, then click Finish.
18. Check the Status in the Recent Tasks window and wait for the Deploy OVF template task
to display Completed.
Deploying using vSphere Client connected directly to VMware
host
Procedure
1. Start the vSphere Client.
2. Enter the IP address and the user credentials for the ESXi host. Ignore any security
warnings that the system displays.
3. Click File > Deploy OVF Template.
4. In the Deploy OVF Template dialog box, do one of the following:
• In the Deploy from a file or URL field, enter the path to the Session Manager .ova file.
• Click Browse and navigate to the Session Manager .ova file from the local computer,
network share, CD-ROM, or DVD.
5. Verify the details of the template, then click Next.
6. On the End User License Agreement page, click Accept.
7. Click Next.
8. On the Name and Location page, in the Name field, enter the name for the virtual machine,
then click Next.
9. Select the Branch Session Manager deployment configuration (footprint). For details on
Branch Session Manager footprint, see Capacity limits for Core SM footprints on page 22.
10. On the Storage page, select a destination storage for the virtual machine files, then click
Next.
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Methods for deploying the Branch Session Manager OVA
Note:
The datastore can be local to the host or a mounted shared storage such as NFS or
SAN. Select a datastore large enough to accommodate the virtual machine and all
virtual disk files.
11. On the Disk Format page, select Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed, then click Next.
The system displays the data store that you selected and the available space.
12. On the Network Mapping page, for each network that you specified in the OVA Template
Details page:
a. Click the Destination Network column.
b. Select a host network from the drop-down menu.
c. Click Next.
13. Verify the deployment settings, then click Finish.
14. Check the Status in the Recent Tasks window, and wait for the Deploy OVF template task
to display Completed.
The system prompts you to enter configuration information in the virtual machine system
console when you boot the virtual machine.
Deploying using Solution Deployment Manager through System
Manager
About this task
To deploy Branch Session Manager by using Solution Deployment Manager, you must have System
Manager 7.0 or later.
Procedure
1. On the home page of System Manager Web Console, under Services, select Solution
Deployment Manager > VM Management.
2. Add the location for Session Manager virtual machine:
a. On the Location tab, click New.
b. Enter the required information. Enter optional information as necessary.
c. Click Save. The Save link does not become active until you enter all required
information.
3. Add an ESXi host:
a. In the VM Management Tree, select the location you just created.
b. On the Hosts tab, click New.
c. Enter the ESXi host information.
d. Click Save.
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4. Add a Virtual Machine to the host:
a. In the VM Management Tree, select the host you just added.
b. On the Virtual Machine tab, click New.
c. In the Select Location and Hosts section, enter the name of the virtual machine.
5. Do one of the following:
• Click Select the OVA from LOCAL SMGR, enter the path to the .ova file, and click
Submit.
• Click Select OVA from software library, enter the path to the .ova file, and click
Commit.
Note:
This assumes that Branch Session Manager OVA has been previously uploaded to the
Software Library using the System Manager web console. For more information, see
Administering Avaya Aura® Session Manager.
6. Enter the required information in the Network Parameters section.
7. Enter the required information in the Configuration Parameters section.
8. Click Deploy.
For more information on Solution Deployment Manager and vCenter deployment, see
Deploying Avaya Aura® Session Manager.
Configuring the virtual machine automatic startup settings
About this task
This procedure does not apply for deployments and upgrades of applications running on Appliance
Virtualization Platform.
When a vSphere ESXi host restarts after a power failure, the virtual machines that are deployed on
the host do not start automatically. You must configure the virtual machines to start automatically.
In high availability (HA) clusters, the VMware HA software ignores the startup selections.
Before you begin
Verify with the system administrator that you have the proper level of permissions to configure the
automatic startup settings.
Procedure
1. In the vSphere Client inventory, select the host where the virtual machine is located.
2. Click the Configuration tab.
3. In the Software section, click Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown.
4. Click Properties in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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Troubleshooting a Branch Session Manager virtual machine that does not power on
5. In the System Settings section, select Allow virtual machines to start and stop
automatically with the system.
6. In the Manual Startup section, select the virtual machine.
7. Use the Move up button to move the virtual machine to the Automatic Startup section.
8. Click OK.
Example
The following is an example of the Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown screen.
Troubleshooting a Branch Session Manager virtual
machine that does not power on
The system displays appropriate messages for CPU or memory resource limitations. The Branch
Session Manager might be deployed on a host that does not have the necessary resources
allocated for power up. A power up failure indicates the newly deployed OVA must be resized or
resources are being oversubscribed. The recommendation is to not oversubscribe resources.
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Default CPU and memory reservations are built into the Branch Session Manager OVA. The
reservations are set to match the desired configuration and based on the footprint. If the system
does not have sufficient resources to support a given footprint of Branch Session Manager, select
one of the following:
• A smaller footprint — You can support less number of devices, when you select a smaller
footprint.
• A footprint with larger capacity.
Reconfiguring hardware resources for flexible footprint
About this task
Reconfigure the CPU and RAM resources for the Branch Session Manager virtual machine. The
procedure is for the setup in virtualized environment.
Note:
This procedure is not applicable to Appliance Virtualization Platform. For information about
managing hardware resources using Solution Deployment Manager, refer Migrating and
Installing Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform and Avaya Aura® System Manager 7.0
Solution Deployment Manager Job-Aid.
Before you begin
To make the resource changes, power off the virtual machine.
Procedure
1. Connect to the host or cluster using the VMware vSphere client.
2. Log in as an administrator
3. Right-click on the virtual machine name and select Edit Settings.
4. Click the Hardware tab.
5. Click Memory and change the Memory Size to the appropriate limit.
6. Click the Resources tab.
7. Select Memory and verify the Reservation is set correctly.
8. If you want to limit the Branch Session Manager memory use, clear the unlimited check box
and verify the Limit slide is set to the same value as the Reservation.
9. Click the Hardware tab.
10. Select CPUs and change the Number of sockets according to the limit requirement.
11. Click the Resources tab.
12. Select CPUs and verify the Reservation is set correctly. The Reservation value must be at
least half of the stated minimum MHz requirement because Branch Session Manager
capacities assume hyperthreading is active.
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13. If you want to limit the Branch Session Manager CPU use:
a. Clear the unlimited check box.
b. Verify the Limit slide is set to the full value of the stated minimum MHz requirement.
14. Click OK and wait until the virtual machine finishes the reconfiguration procedure.
Configuring Branch Session Manager
If you deployed the Branch Session Manager OVA using vCenter or the Solution Deployment
Manager, skip this procedure and continue to post-deployment.
Perform this entire procedure only if you deployed Branch Session Manager OVA using vSphere
Client connected directly to the VMware host. Branch Session Manager is not yet configured.
You are prompted for setup information during the first boot.
Procedure
1. Verify System Manager is configured and operational.
2. Right-click the Branch Session Manager virtual machine and select Open Console.
3. Configure Branch Session Manager:
a. At each prompt, enter the appropriate information from the Customer Configuration
Data worksheet.
b. Verify your settings.
c. Enter the enrollment password.
The system starts the configuration process. The process takes approximately 15
minutes to complete.
Appliance Virtualization Platform Migration
Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform
Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform is a base operating system for Avaya appliance offers
including Common Servers, S8300D, and S8300E.
This section contains Appliance Virtualization Platform migrating information for Session Manager.
For more information on Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform, see Migrating and Installing Avaya
Appliance Virtualization Platform.
Related links
Configuring the Appliance Virtualization Platform USB drive on page 34
Installing Appliance Virtualization Platform on page 34
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Appliance Virtualization Platform Out of Band Management on page 36
Configuring the Appliance Virtualization Platform USB drive
Before you begin
Use the USB drive that Avaya provides in the media kit for this procedure. The provided USB is a
FAT 32 format. If you must use a different USB, use a FAT 32 format file.
Procedure
1. Download a copy of Avaya Aura® Appliance Virtualization Platform 7.0 Kick Start Generator
from Avaya PLDS at https://plds.avaya.com/ or from Avaya support site at https://
support.avaya.com.
The kick start generator is also available from the 700510424 media kit on the USB stick.
2. Type the required details in the spreadsheet.
3. Click Generate AVP installation configuration file.
4. Save a copy of ks.cfg on the USB drive.
Next steps
Install Appliance Virtualization Platform.
Related links
Appliance Virtualization Platform Migration on page 33
Installing Appliance Virtualization Platform
About this task
Warning:
You can obtain the root password for the Appliance Virtualization Platform system from the USB
configuration file. The file must be kept secure. After installation, you must change the root
password for the Appliance Virtualization Platform host to a different value with the password
change option from Solution Deployment Manager.
Install Appliance Virtualization Platform on one of the following servers:
• Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610
• HP ProLiant DL360 G7
• Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620
• HP ProLiant DL360p G8
• Dell™ PowerEdge™ R630
• HP ProLiant DL360 G9
• S8300D for Communication Manager
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• S8300E for Communication Manager
Release 7.0 and later does not support S8510 and S8800 servers.
Before you begin
• Configure the USB drive.
• Ensure that the backup file is saved on a different server because after the Appliance
Virtualization Platform installation, server restarts, and all data is lost.
• To use the Solution Deployment Manager client for deploying the virtual machines, install the
Solution Deployment Manager client on your computer.
Note:
To install Appliance Virtualization Platform server while connected to the customer network,
ensure that the IP address used for Appliance Virtualization Platform is not in use by another
system. If the configured IP address is already in use on the network during installation, the
installation process stops. You must remove the duplicate IP address, and restart the
installation.
Procedure
1. Insert the USB drive and the Appliance Virtualization Platform CD-ROM into the server.
Use an external Avaya-approved USB and CD-ROM drives for installing Appliance
Virtualization Platform on S8300D or S8300E. The only supported USB CD-ROM drive is
Digistor DIG73322, comcode 700406267.
2. Log on to the System Platform web console, and click Server Management > Server
Reboot/Shutdown > Reboot to restart the server.
Warning:
When the server restarts, Appliance Virtualization Platform is installed, and all existing
data on the server is lost.
The system installs Appliance Virtualization Platform and ejects CD-ROM. The installation
process might takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Note:
If using a monitor, the screen changes to black before the installation is complete. A
message in red text might briefly display, which is an expected behavior. Do not take
any action.
3. Remove the USB drive and CD-ROM.
Note:
When installing Appliance Virtualization Platform on an HP server, you must remove the
USB drive when the server ejects CD-ROM. Otherwise, the server might become
nonoperational on reboot. If the server becomes nonoperational, remove the USB drive,
and restart the server.
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4. Using an SSH client, connect to the server through the eth1 services port by using the
following network parameters for your system:
• IP address: 192.168.13.5
• Netmask: 255.255.255.248
• Gateway: 192.168.13.1
The SSH client must use UTF-8. Alternatively, you can connect to the public network
address that was configured during the installation from a computer on the customer
network.
5. Log in to Appliance Virtualization Platform as root and provide the password that is
configured in the spreadsheet.
The system displays the End user license agreement (EULA) screen.
6. Read the EULA, and type Y to accept the terms.
You can press any key to read EULA, and use the space bar to scroll down.
Warning:
Accept EULA before you deploy virtual machines. If deployments are attempted before
you accept EULA, deployments fail.
7. On the System Manager web console, click Services > Solution Deployment Manager,
and then click VM Management.
8. Install the Appliance Virtualization Platform patch.
For more information, see Installing the Appliance Virtualization Platform patch from Solution
Deployment Manager.
9. Deploy the Utility Services virtual machine, and then all other virtual machines with the data
that you noted in “System Platform and Template values”.
For instructions to deploy Utility Services and other virtual machines, see Deploying Avaya
Aura® applications from System Manager.
10. From System Manager Solution Deployment Manager, install the required software patches
for the virtual machines.
Related links
Appliance Virtualization Platform Migration on page 33
Appliance Virtualization Platform Out of Band Management
Overview
When you install Appliance Virtualization Platform, the public network of virtual machines is
assigned to vmnic0 or Server Ethernet port 1 of the server.
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In the installation spreadsheet, if Out of Band Management is:
• Disabled: The public and management interfaces of virtual machines are assigned on the
public network. Assign public and management interfaces of virtual machines on the same
network.
• Enabled: The public interfaces of virtual machines are assigned to vmnic0 or Server Ethernet
port 1, and the Out of Band Management interfaces are assigned to vmnic2 or Server Ethernet
port 3. Assign separate network ranges to the public and management interfaces of virtual
machines. The management port must be given an appropriate IP address of the public and
Out of Band Management network.
Note:
All virtual machines on an Out of Band Management enabled Appliance Virtualization
Platform host must support and implement Out of Band Management.
When Out of Band Management is:
• Disabled: The management port of Appliance Virtualization Platform is assigned to the public
interface.
• Enabled: The management port of Appliance Virtualization Platform is assigned to the Out of
Band Management network.
The vmnic1 or Server Ethernet port 2 of the server is assigned to the services port.
The hypervisor is 192.168.13.6 on the services port network (VMNIC1 or eth1).
After Utility Services OVA is deployed, from your computer by using an SSH client, gain access to
the Utility Services shell from the services port with the following:
• IP address: 192.11.13.5 or 192.11.13.30
• Gateway: 192.11.13.6
Common servers
When Appliance Virtualization Platform is installed, VMNIC0 is assigned to the public interface of
virtual machines.
When deploying or reconfiguring Appliance Virtualization Platform, if Out of Band Management is:
• Disabled: VMNIC0 is used for both network and management traffic.
• Enabled: VMNIC2 is used for management by all the virtual machines on that hypervisor.
S8300D
When you install the connection through the media gateway using Appliance Virtualization Platform ,
Ethernet ports are assigned to the public interface of the virtual machines. When you install the
connection through the media gateway backplane using Appliance Virtualization Platform, the LAN
port on the G4x0 Gateway is assigned to the public interface of virtual machines.
If Out of Band Management is enabled, the Out of Band Management network is assigned to a
separate VLAN on the public interface. Otherwise all virtual machine interfaces are on the same
network.
The Appliance Virtualization Platform management interface is assigned to:
• The public VLAN if Out of Band Management is disabled
• The Out of Band Management VLAN if Out of Band Management is enabled
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Note:
To support Out of Band Management on S8300D, you require specific versions of gateway
firmware. To ensure that you are running the correct version, see the gateway documentation.
S8300E
When Appliance Virtualization Platform installs the connection through the media gateway, Ethernet
ports are assigned to the public interface of virtual machines. When Appliance Virtualization
Platform installs the connection through the media gateway backplane, the LAN port on the G4x0
Gateway is assigned to the public interface of virtual machines.
If Out of Band Management is enabled, the Out of Band Management network is on the LAN2
interface on the S8300E faceplate.
The Appliance Virtualization Platform management interface is assigned to:
• The public VLAN if Out of Band Management is disabled
• The Out of Band Management network if Out of Band Management is enabled
Related links
Appliance Virtualization Platform Migration on page 33
Survivable remote server
In a survivable remote environment, each IP endpoint and each H.248 media gateway is manually
configured with a list of call controllers during initialization. If for any reason, the communication
between an H.248 media gateway and its primary controller stops, the H.248 media gateways and
the IP endpoints register with a call controller on its list. If the survivable remote server is in the list
of call controllers, the H.248 media gateway and the IP endpoint registers with the survivable remote
server. The H.248 media gateway registers with the survivable remote server first before the IP
telephone registers with the survivable remote server.
The Media Gateway Controller list can have a number of CLANs in the list. All the CLANs represent
a single call controller, although it could be the main server or a survivable Core Server. However, if
processor ethernet is used for registration, then only one server controller address is in the main
server part of the media controller list.
The Processor Ethernet (PE) interface on a survivable remote server is used for:
• Connectivity to three adjuncts: Call Detail Recording (CDR), Application Enablement Services
(AE Services), and Call Management System (CMS)
• H.323 and H.248 registration
You can have both survivable core servers and survivable remote servers in a survivable core
server configuration.
For more information on survivable remote servers and installation see, Avaya Aura Communication
Manager Survivability Options and Installing and Configuring Avaya Aura Communication Manager.
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Installing software patches
About this task
Use the procedure to install the software patches for Session Manager, and commit the software
patches that you installed.
To install patches for Session Manager by using Solution Deployment Manager, you must have
System Manager 7.0 or later.
Before you begin
• Download the Session Manager patch file, Session_Manager_7.0.1.0.xxxxxx.iso.
• If you upgrade an application that was not deployed from Solution Deployment Manager,
perform the following:
1. On the home page of System Manager Web Console, under Services, select Solution
Deployment Manager > VM Management.
2. On the VM Management page, select the virtual machine.
3. To establish trust, click More Actions > Re-establish Connection.
4. Type the credentials and click Reestablish Connection.
The Current Action Status column displays the status of virtual machine
reestablishment.
5. Select the same virtual machine, click More Actions > Refresh VM.
The Current Action Status column displays the status of virtual machine.
Note:
To install software patches without using the Solution Deployment Manager, see Upgrading
Avaya Aura® Session Manager.
Procedure
1. On the System Manager web console, click Services > Solution Deployment Manager.
2. In the left navigation pane, click Upgrade Management.
3. Select the Session Manager virtual machine to install the patch.
4. Select the virtual machine, click Pre-upgrade Actions > Refresh Element(s).
a. On the Job Schedule page, in the Job Name field, type the job name.
b. Click Schedule.
5. Select the virtual machine, click Pre-upgrade Actions > Analyze.
a. On the Job Schedule page, in the Job Name field, type the job name.
b. Click Schedule.
After analyzing the software, the system enables the Pre-upgrade Actions > Pre-upgrade
Check.
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6. Select the virtual machine, click Pre-upgrade Actions > Pre-upgrade Check.
a. On the Pre-upgrade Configuration page, specify the Target Host, Data Store, Upgrade
Source, and Upgrade/Update To details.
b. On the Job Schedule page, in the Job Name field, type the job name.
c. Click Schedule.
After performing the Pre-upgrade check, the system enables the Upgrade Actions >
Upgrade/Update.
7. Click Upgrade Actions > Upgrade/Update.
8. On the Upgrade Configuration page, click Edit.
9. In the General Configuration Details section, in the Operation field, click Update.
10. In the Upgrade Source field, select the software library where you have downloaded the
patch.
11. In the Select patches for update section, the page displays the available patches.
12. Select the patch that you want to install.
13. (Optional) Select the Auto Commit check box, if you want the system to automatically
commit the patch.
Note:
If you do not select Auto Commit, then follow Steps 22 through 26.
14. In the Upgrade Configuration Details section, select the patch file that you want to install.
15. Accept the license agreement.
16. Click Save.
17. Ensure that the Configuration Status field displays
.
18. Click Upgrade.
19. On the Job Schedule page, click one of the following:
• Run Immediately: To perform the job.
• Schedule later: To perform the job at a scheduled time.
20. Click Schedule.
On the Upgrade Management page, the Update status and Last Action Status columns
display
.
21. To view the upgrade status, click
.
The Upgrade Job Details page displays the detailed update checks that are in progress.
Click Done to close the window.
When the update is complete, the Upgrade Status and Last Action Status columns display
.
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22. Click Upgrade Actions > Installed Patches.
23. On the Installed Patches page, in the Patch Operation section, click Commit.
The page displays all software patches that you can commit.
If you must rollback and uninstall the software patch, use Rollback and Uninstall options.
24. Select the patch that you installed, in the Job Schedule section, click Run Immediately.
You can use the Schedule later option to commit the patch at a later time.
25. Click Schedule.
The Upgrade Management page displays the last action as Commit.
26. Ensure that the Upgrade Status and Last Action Status columns display
.
Related links
Installed Patches field descriptions on page 41
Installed Patches field descriptions
Name
Description
Commit
The option to select the patches that you can
commit.
Uninstall
The option to select the patches that you can
uninstall.
Rollback
The option to select the patches that you can
rollback.
Show All
The option to display all the available options.
Name
Description
Name
The name of the software patch.
Element Name
The element on which the software patch is installed.
Patch Version
The version of the software patch.
Patch Type
The type of the software patch. The options are:
• service pack or software patch
• Kernel
Patch State
The state of the software patch. The options are:
• Installed
• Activated
• Deactivated
• Removed
• Uninstall
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Name
Description
• Pending
Name
Description
Schedule Job
The option to schedule a job:
• Run immediately: To run the upgrade job
immediately.
• Schedule later: To run the upgrade job at the
specified date and time.
Date
The date on which you want to run the job. The date
format is mm:dd:yyyy. Use the calendar icon to
choose a date.
This field is available when you select the Schedule
later option for scheduling a job.
Time
The time when you want to run the job. The time
format is hh:mm:ss and 12 (AM or PM) or 24-hour
format.
This field is available when you select the Schedule
later option for scheduling a job.
Time Zone
The time zone of your region.
This field is available when you select the Schedule
later option for scheduling a job.
Name
Description
Schedule
Runs the job or schedules to run at the time that you
configured in Job Schedule.
Related links
Installing software patches on page 39
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Chapter 5: Post-installation verification
Post-deployment checklist
#
Action
Link
1
Verify the connections of the
deployed Branch Session Manager.
Verifying the connections on page 43.
2
Run the maintenance tests on the
deployed Branch Session Manager.
Running Maintenance Tests on page 51.
3
Verify Data Replication.
Verifying Data Replication on page 53.
Verifying the connections
About this task
Verify the connections of the deployed Branch Session Manager.
Verify the connections of the deployed Session Manager and Branch Session Manager.
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. Verify Security Module state is Up for Branch Session Manager.
3. Verify the Service State of the Branch Session Manager instance is Accept New Service. If
the service state is not Accept New Service:
a. Select the Branch Session Manager instance.
b. Click Service State > Accept New Service.
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Chapter 6: Maintenance and administration
procedures
Adding Branch Session Manager as a SIP entity
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Routing > SIP
Entities.
2. Click New.
3. In the Name field, enter the name of the Branch Session Manager.
4. In the FQDN or IP Address field, enter the IP address of the Branch Session Manager
Security Module. This IP address is not the management IP address.
5. In the Type field, set the type to Session Manager.
6. In the Port section of the screen, click Add.
7. Add the port, protocol, and default domain entries for each port and protocol on which the
Branch Session Manager listens for SIP traffic.
Add failover ports if the SIP entity is a failover group member. For more information about
Failover Groups, see Administering Avaya Aura® Session Manager.
8. Click Commit.
Authentication files for Branch Session Manager
The authentication file contains Access Security Gateway (ASG) keys and the server certificate for
Branch Session Manager. With the ASG keys, Avaya Services can gain secure access to the
customer system.
Branch Session Manager installs a default authentication file. You must replace the default file using
the Authentication File System (AFS) to create a unique authentication file. AFS is an online
application available at RFA.
Each authentication file contains an authentication file ID (AFID) to identify the file. You use the
AFID to create a new authentication file to replace the current authentication file on the server.
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Note:
Installation of the unique authentication file is essential. Failure to install the unique
authentication file results in receiving an alarm that retransmits daily until you install the
authentication file.
Starting the AFS application
Before you begin
AFS is available only to Avaya service personnel and Avaya Partners. If you are a customer and
need an authentication file, contact Avaya or your authorized Avaya Partner.
You must have a login ID and password to start the AFS application. You can sign up for a login at
http://rfa.avaya.com.
Procedure
1. Enter http://rfa.avaya.com in your Web browser.
2. Enter your login information and click Submit.
3. Click Start the AFS Application.
A security message is displayed.
4. Click I agree.
The AFS application starts.
Creating an authentication file for Session Manager
AFS is available only to Avaya service personnel and Avaya Partners. If you are a customer and
need an authentication file, contact Avaya or your authorized Avaya Partner.
To acquire an authentication file, download the authentication file directly from AFS.
After AFS creates the authentication file, AFS displays a confirmation message that contains the
system type, release, and authentication file ID (AFID).
Procedure
1. Enter http://rfa.avaya.com in your browser and log in.
2. Click Start the AFS Application, then click I agree.
3. In the Product field, select SM Session Manager.
4. In the Release field, select the software release number, then click Next.
5. If you are installing a new Session Manager instance (not upgrading), select New System,
then click Next.
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6. To download the authentication file directly from AFS to your computer:
a. Click Download file to my PC.
b. Click Save in the File Download dialog box.
c. Select the location where you want to save the authentication file, then click Save.
d. Click Close in the Download complete dialog box to complete the download.
7. To view the header information in the authentication file:
a. Locate the saved file.
b. Open the file with WordPad.
The header includes the AFID, product name and release number, and the date and time
that AFS generated the authentication file.
Installing an authentication file
Procedure
1. Log in using the customer login to the Session Manager server using an SSH tool such as
PuTTy.
2. Enter the command echo $HOME.
3. Using WinSCP or some other file transfer program, transfer the authentication file for the
Session Manager server into the directory represented by $HOME.
4. Load the authentication file manually using the loadpwd command. For example:
loadpwd -l <path to the auth file>.
5. Enter the displaypwd command to display information about the currently loaded
authentication file.
Accepting new service
Note:
Even though the Security Module displays the status as Up, the security module might take 5 to
10 minutes before the security module can begin routing calls.
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. On the Session Manager Dashboard page, select the appropriate Session Manager or
Branch Session Manager in the Session Manager Instances table.
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Denying new service
3. Click Service State.
4. Select Accept New Service from the drop-down menu.
5. Click Confirm.
Denying new service
When you change the state of the selected Branch Session Manager to Deny New Service, the
system denies any new call attempts and service requests. Existing calls remain in effect until the
users terminate the calls.
Procedure
1. On the home page of System Manager Web Console, Under Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. On the Session Manager Dashboard page, select the appropriate Session Manager or
Branch Session Manager in the Session Manager Instances table.
3. Click Service State.
4. From the drop-down list box, select Deny New Service.
5. On the confirmation page, click Confirm.
Creating a snapshot
Caution:
Do not perform any activity on the virtual application until the snapshot backup is complete.
Snapshot operations can adversely affect service.
Before you begin
Verify with the system administrator that the required privilege Virtual machine.State.Create
snapshot is available on the virtual machine.
Note:
Differences exist between the vSphere Web Client versions. You might need to modify the
following steps accordingly.
Procedure
1. To select a virtual machine using the vSphere Web Client:
a. Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.
b. Stop the application that is running on the virtual machine or make the application outof-service.
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c. Right-click the virtual machine and select Snapshot > Take Snapshot.
2. To select a virtual machine using the vSphere Client:
a. Stop the application that is running on the virtual machine or make the application outof-service.
b. Click Inventory > Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Take Snapshot.
3. In the Name field, enter a name for the snapshot.
4. In the Description field, enter a description for the snapshot.
5. Disable Snapshot the virtual machine’s memory.
6. Enable Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed).
7. Click OK.
The system displays Completed when the snapshot backup is complete.
Deleting a snapshot
Note:
Differences exist between the vSphere Web Client versions. Modify the steps accordingly.
Before you begin
Verify the required privilege Virtual machine.State.Remove snapshot is available on the virtual
machine.
Procedure
1. To open the Snapshot Manager using the vSphere Web Client:
a. Search for a virtual machine.
b. Select the virtual machine from the search results list.
c. Right-click the virtual machine and select Snapshot > Snapshot Manager.
2. To open the Snapshot Manager using the vSphere client, select Inventory > Virtual
Machine > Snapshot > Snapshot Manager.
3. In the Snapshot Manager, click a snapshot to select it.
4. Select Delete from Disk to delete the single snapshot from the Snapshot Manager and the
virtual machine.
5. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
6. If you are using the vSphere Web Client, click Close to close the Snapshot Manager.
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Restoring a snapshot
Restoring a snapshot
Use this procedure to return the memory, settings, and state of the virtual machines to the state
when you took the snapshot. The power and data states of the virtual machines return to the state
when you took the parent snapshot.
Important:
Do not perform any activity on the virtual application until the snapshot restoration is complete.
Before you begin
Verify with the system administrator that the required privilege Virtual machine.State.Revert to
snapshot is available on the virtual machine.
Note:
Differences exist between the vSphere Web Client versions. You might need to modify the steps
accordingly.
Procedure
1. Click Inventory > Virtual Machine.
2. Right-click the virtual machine name on which you want to restore the snapshot, and click
Snapshot.
3. Open Snapshot Manager.
4. Select the snapshot version that you want to restore.
5. Click Go to.
6. In the Recent Tasks window, verify the Status of the Revert snapshot task.
Wait until the message Completed displays.
Downloading software from PLDS
When you place an order for an Avaya PLDS-licensed software product, PLDS creates the license
entitlements of the order and sends an email notification to you. The email includes a license
activation code (LAC) and instructions for accessing and logging into PLDS. Use the LAC to locate
and download the purchased license entitlements.
In addition to PLDS, you can download the product software from http://support.avaya.com using
the Downloads and Documents tab at the top of the page.
Note:
Only the latest service pack for each release is posted on the support site. Previous service
packs are available only through PLDS.
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Procedure
1. Enter http://plds.avaya.com in your Web browser to access the Avaya PLDS website.
2. Enter your login ID and password.
3. On the PLDS home page, select Assets.
4. Click View Downloads.
5. Click on the search icon (magnifying glass) for Company Name.
6. In the %Name field, enter Avaya or the Partner company name.
7. Click Search Companies.
8. Locate the correct entry and click the Select link.
9. Enter the Download Pub ID.
10. Click Search Downloads.
11. Scroll down to the entry for the download file and click the Download link.
12. In the Download Manager box, click the appropriate download link.
Note:
The first link, Click to download your file now, uses the Download Manager to
download the file. The Download Manager provides features to manage the download
(stop, resume, auto checksum). The click here link uses your standard browser
download and does not provide the download integrity features.
13. If you use Internet Explorer and get an error message, click the install ActiveX message at
the top of the page and continue with the download.
14. Select a location where you want to save the file and click Save.
15. If you used the Download Manager, click Details to view the download progress.
Restarting a virtual machine from Solution Deployment
Manager
Before you begin
• System Manager is operational, and ESXi or vCenter is added to the VM Management page to
deploy Avaya Aura® Application OVA on ESXi virtual machines.
• Virtual machines must be in the running state.
Procedure
1. On the System Manager web console, click Services > Solution Deployment Manager,
and then click VM Management.
2. From the virtual management tree, select a host to which you added virtual machines.
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3. On the Virtual Machines tab, select one or more virtual machines that you want to restart.
4. Click Restart.
In VM State, the system displays Stopped and then Started.
Running maintenance tests
Run the maintenance tests on System Manager or any administered Session Manager or Branch
Session Manager.
Procedure
1. On the System Manager Web Console, under Elements, click Session Manager > System
Tools > Maintenance Tests.
2. In the System Manager or a Session Manager to test field, select System Manager, a
Session Manager instance, or a Branch Session Manager instance from the drop-down
menu.
3. Do one of the following:
• To run all the tests, select Execute All Tests.
• To run only certain tests, select the tests you want to run and click Execute Selected
Tests.
4. Verify the tests pass.
Session Manager Backup and Restore
Use the native System Manager backup and restore function for the long-term backup and recovery
of entire cluster of the Branch Session Manager when running on VMware.
For more information about Session Manager backup and restore, see Administering Avaya Aura®
Session Manager on the Avaya support website at http://support.avaya.com.
Note:
This procedure only backs up administration data.
Accessing the Backup and Restore service
Procedure
On System Manager Web Console, click Services > Backup and Restore.
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Note:
The secondary System Manager that is in the standby mode does not display the Backup and
Restore link on the web console.
Result
The system displays the Backup and Restore page.
Backup and Restore field descriptions
Name
Description
Operation
The type of operation. The values are:
• Backup
• Restore
File Name
• For the backup operation, the name of the backup
file.
• For the restore operation, the name of the backup
file that was used for the restore.
Path
• For the backup operation, the path of the backup
file.
• For the restore operation, the path of the backup
file that was used for the restore.
Status
The status of the backup or restore operation. The
values are:
• SUCCESS
• FAILED
• PLANNED
• RUNNING
Status Description
The error details of the backup or restore operation
that has failed.
Operation Time
The time of the backup or restore operation.
Operation Type
Defines whether the backup or restore operation is
local or remote.
User
The user who performed the operation.
Button
Description
Backup
Opens the Backup page from where you can backup
the System Manager data.
Restore
Opens the Restore page from where you can restore
the data to System Manager.
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Verifying the Active Call Count
Verifying the Active Call Count
The Active Call Count value indicates the number of active calls on the Session Manager instance.
Active calls are calls that were already active before the Session Manager was placed in the denial
state. Changing the state to Deny New Service does not drop calls that are currently processed.
To prevent any impact on calls that are active, the Active Call Count must be zero before
proceeding with the Session Manager upgrade. If the administrator decides to continue the upgrade
if the active call count is not zero, the active calls are dropped.
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. Wait until Active Call Count is zero. Refresh the screen to update the count.
Verifying data replication
Procedure
1. On the System Manager web console home page, under Services, click Replication.
2. Select the appropriate Replica Group and click View Replica Nodes.
3. Confirm the selected Replica Group Host Name is Synchronized (green).
4. If the selected Replica Group Host Name is not Synchronized:
a. Select the appropriate Replica Group Host Name.
b. Click Repair.
Troubleshooting Data Replication
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web console, under Services, click Replication.
2. If the status for the replica group is not Synchronized:
a. Select the affected replica group.
b. Click View Replica Nodes.
c. Verify that an instance exists in the replica group under Replica Group Host Name.
d. Select the appropriate instance under Replica Group Host Name.
e. Click View Details.
f. Under the Synchronization Statistics section, wait until the Pending Batches value is
zero. Refresh the page as necessary by clicking Refresh.
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3. If the Pending Batches value does not change to zero:
a. Click Done.
b. On the Replica Group page, click Repair.
c. Click OK in the dialog box.
4. Wait until the status of the replica group changes to Synchronized. Refresh the page as
necessary.
Viewing the Security Module page
Possible causes for the Security Module status to be Down include:
• The security module may have recently been reset. A reset can take several minutes to
complete.
• The security module may not have received security module configuration information from
System Manager.
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. If the Security Module state of Branch Session Manager does not display as Up:
a. Click on the status text of the Security Module for Branch Session Manager to display
the Security Module Status page.
b. Verify the IP address for Branch Session Manager is correct.
c. Select Branch Session Manager.
d. Click Synchronize.
e. If the status remains Down, click Reset.
Warning:
Branch Session Manager cannot process calls while the security module is being
reset.
Troubleshooting Security Module Sanity failure
Procedure
1. On the System Manager Web Console, select Elements > Session Manager > System
Status > Security Module Status.
2. Select Refresh to display the current status.
3. Verify that the Status for the indicated Session Manager is Up.
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Viewing the Session Manager Entity Link Connection Status
4. Verify that the IP address is correct.
5. If the status is selected as Down, reset the security module:
a. Select the appropriate Session Manager instance from the table.
b. Click Reset.
Warning:
Session Manager cannot process calls while the system resets the security module.
6. Select Refresh to display the current status.
Viewing the Session Manager Entity Link Connection
Status
Note:
Entity Monitoring does not apply to a Branch Session Manager. The monitoring status of a
Branch Session Manager is always unknown (---).
An entity link consists of one or more physical connections between a Session Manager server and
a SIP entity. If all the connections are up, then the Entity Link status is up. If one or more
connections are down but at least one connection is up, the link status is partially down. If all the
connections are down, the Entity Link status is down.
On the Session Manager dashboard page, the number of down links and total links are shown in the
Entity Monitoring column. The values have the format # of Down links / # of Total links.
Procedure
1. On the home page of the System Manager Web Console, in Elements, click Session
Manager.
2. Under the Entity Monitoring column, red values indicate that at least one entity link is down.
Click the red values link to display the Session Manager Entity Link Connection Status page.
The Session Manager Entity Link Connection Status page displays the details for each link.
If a link is down, the page displays a reason code.
3. To view the SIP Entity Link Monitoring Status Summary page, click Summary View.
Viewing the SIP Monitoring Status Summary page
The SIP Entity Link Monitoring Status Summary page displays the status of the entity links for all the
administered Session Manager instances. An entity link consists of one or more physical
connections between a Session Manager server and a SIP entity.
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Procedure
On the System Manager Web Console, under Elements, click Session Manager > System Status
> SIP Entity Monitoring.
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Chapter 7: Resources
Documentation
The following documents are available at http://support.avaya.com.
Title
Description
Audience
Describes the key features of Session
Manager.
IT management
Describes the Avaya Virtualized
Environment, design considerations,
topology, and resources requirements.
Sales engineers
Overview
Avaya Aura® Session Manager
Overview and Specification
®
Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment
Solution Description
System administrators
Implementation
engineers
Support personnel
®
Avaya Aura Session Manager
Security Design
Describes the security considerations,
features, and solutions for Session
Manager.
Network
administrators,
services, and support
personnel
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 7.0.1
Release Notes
Contains enhancements, fixes, and
workarounds for the Session Manager 7.0.1
release.
System administrators
Deploying Avaya Aura® applications
from System Manager
Describes how to deploy the Avaya Aura®
virtual applications using the System
Manager Solution Deployment Manager.
Services and support
personnel
Deploying Avaya Aura® Session
Manager
Describes how to deploy the Session
Manager virtual application in a virtualized
environment.
Services and support
personnel
Deploying Avaya Aura® Branch
Session Manager
Describes how to install and configure
Branch Session Manager in a virtualized
environment.
Services and support
personnel
Routing Web Service API
Programming Reference
Describes how to use the System Manager
Routing Web Service API for Session
Manager.
Services and support
personnel
Services and support
personnel
Implementation
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Resources
Title
Description
Audience
Upgrading and Migrating Avaya
Aura® applications to Release 7.0.1
from System Manager
Describes how to upgrade and migrate the
Avaya Aura® virtual applications using
System Manager Solution Deployment
Manager.
Services and support
personnel
Deploy and install patches for Avaya Aura
applications.
System administrators
Administering Avaya Aura® Session
Manager
Describes the procedures to administer
Session Manager using System Manager.
System administrators
Administering Avaya Aura®
Communication Manager Server
Options
Describes the procedures to administer
Communication Manager as a feature
server or an evolution server. Provides
information related to Session Manager
administration.
System administrators
Avaya Aura® Session Manager Case
Studies
Provides common administration scenarios.
System administrators
Installing the Dell™ PowerEdge™
R610 Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610 server.
Services and support
personnel
Installing the Dell™ PowerEdge™
R620 Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R620 server.
Services and support
personnel
Installing the Dell™ PowerEdge™
R630 Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R630 server.
Services and support
personnel
Installing the HP ProLiant DL360 G7
Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server.
Services and support
personnel
Installing the HP ProLiant DL380p
G8 Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
HP ProLiant DL380p G8 server.
Services and support
personnel
Installing the HP ProLiant DL360 G9
Server
Describes the installation procedures for the
HP ProLiant DL360 G9 server.
Services and support
personnel
Upgrading Avaya Aura® Session
Manager
Describes the procedures to upgrade
Session Manager to the latest software
release.
Services and support
personnel
Migrating and Installing Avaya
Appliance Virtualization Platform
Describes the migration and installation
procedures for Appliance Virtualization
Platform.
Services and support
personnel
Using the Solution Deployment
Manager client
Describes the patch deployment and
installation procedure for Avaya Aura®
applications.
Services and support
personnel
Contains the procedures for maintaining
Session Manager.
Services and support
personnel
Using
Using the Solution Deployment
Manager client
Administration
Installation and upgrades
Maintaining and Troubleshooting
Maintaining Avaya Aura® Session
Manager
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Training
Title
Troubleshooting Avaya Aura
Session Manager
®
Description
Audience
Contains the procedures to troubleshoot
Session Manager, resolve alarms, and
replace hardware.
Services and support
personnel
Related links
Finding documents on the Avaya Support website on page 59
Finding documents on the Avaya Support website
About this task
Use this procedure to find product documentation on the Avaya Support website.
Procedure
1. Use a browser to navigate to the Avaya Support website at http://support.avaya.com/.
2. At the top of the screen, enter your username and password and click Login.
3. Put your cursor over Support by Product.
4. Click Documents.
5. In the Enter your Product Here search box, type the product name and then select the
product from the drop-down list.
6. If there is more than one release, select the appropriate release number from the Choose
Release drop-down list.
7. Use the Content Type filter on the left to select the type of document you are looking for, or
click Select All to see a list of all available documents.
For example, if you are looking for user guides, select User Guides in the Content Type
filter. Only documents in the selected category will appear in the list of documents.
8. Click Enter.
Related links
Documentation on page 57
Training
The following table contains courses that are available on https://www.avaya-learning.com. To
search for the course, in the Search field, enter the course code and click Go.
New training courses are added periodically. Enter Session Manager in the Search field to display
the inclusive list of courses related to Session Manager.
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Resources
Course code
Course title
1A00236E
Knowledge Access: Avaya Aura® Session and System Manager Fundamentals
4U00040E
Knowledge Access: Avaya Aura® Session Manager and System Manager
Implementation
5U00081V
Session Manager Administration
5U00082I
Session Manager and System Manager Administration
5U00082R
Session Manager and System Manager Administration
5U00050E
Knowledge Access: Avaya Aura® Session Manager and System Manager Support
5U00095V
System Manager Implementation, Administration, Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
5U00096V
Avaya Aura® Session Manager Implementation, Administration, Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
5U00097I
Avaya Aura® Session and System Manager Implementation, Administration,
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
5U00105W
Avaya Aura® Session Manager Overview
ATC01840OEN
Survivable Remote Session Manager Administration
ATU00171OEN
Session Manager General Overview
ATC00175OEN
Session Manager Rack and Stack
ATU00170OEN
Session Manager Technical Overview
2011V
What is new in Avaya Aura® System Manager 7.0 and Avaya Aura® Session
Manager 7.0
Viewing Avaya Mentor videos
Avaya Mentor videos provide technical content on how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Avaya
products.
About this task
Videos are available on the Avaya Support website, listed under the video document type, and on
the Avaya-run channel on YouTube.
Procedure
• To find videos on the Avaya Support website, go to http://support.avaya.com and perform one
of the following actions:
- In Search, type Avaya Mentor Videos to see a list of the available videos.
- In Search, type the product name. On the Search Results page, select Video in the
Content Type column on the left.
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Support
• To find the Avaya Mentor videos on YouTube, go to www.youtube.com/AvayaMentor and
perform one of the following actions:
- Enter a key word or key words in the Search Channel to search for a specific product or
topic.
- Scroll down Playlists, and click the name of a topic to see the available list of videos posted
on the website.
Note:
Videos are not available for all products.
Support
Go to the Avaya Support website at http://support.avaya.com for the most up-to-date
documentation, product notices, and knowledge articles. You can also search for release notes,
downloads, and resolutions to issues. Use the online service request system to create a service
request. Chat with live agents to get answers to questions, or request an agent to connect you to a
support team if an issue requires additional expertise.
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Appendix A: Best Practices for VMware
performance and features
The following sections describe the best practices for VMware performance and features.
BIOS
For optimal performance, turn off power saving server options. See the technical data provided by
the manufacturer for your particular server regarding power saving options.
For information about how to use BIOS settings to improve the environment for latency-sensitive
workloads for an application, see the technical white paper at http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/
techpaper/VMW-Tuning-Latency-Sensitive-Workloads.pdf.
The following sections describe the recommended BIOS settings for:
• Intel Virtualization Technology
• Dell PowerEdge Servers
• HP ProLiant Servers
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel CPUs require EM64T and Virtualization Technology (VT) support in the chip and in the BIOS to
run 64–bit virtual machines.
All Intel Xeon processors include:
• Intel Virtualization Technology
• Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology
• Execute Disable Bit
Ensure that VT is enabled in the host system BIOS. The feature is also known as VT, Vanderpool
Technology, Virtualization Technology, VMX, or Virtual Machine Extensions.
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BIOS
Note:
The VT setting is locked as either On or Off when the server starts. After enabling VT in the
system BIOS, save your changes to the BIOS settings and exit. The BIOS changes take effect
after the host server reboots.
Other suggested BIOS settings
Servers with Intel Nehalem class and newer Intel Xeon CPUs offer two more power management
options: C-states and Intel Turbo Boost. These settings depend on the OEM make and model of the
server. The BIOS parameter terminology for current Dell and HP servers are described in the
following sections. Other server models might use other terminology for the same BIOS controls.
• Disabling C-states lowers latencies to activate the CPUs from halt or idle states to a fully active
state.
• Intel Turbo Boost steps up the internal frequency of the processor if the workload requires
more power. The default for this option is enabled. Do not change the default.
Dell PowerEdge Server
When the Dell server starts, press F2 to display the system setup options.
• Set the Power Management Mode to Maximum Performance.
• Set the CPU Power and Performance Management Mode to Maximum Performance.
• In Processor Settings, set:
- Turbo Mode to enable.
- C States to disabled.
HP ProLiant Servers
The following are the recommended BIOS settings for the HP ProLiant servers:
• Set the Power Regulator Mode to Static High Mode.
• Disable Processor C-State Support.
• Disable Processor C1E Support.
• Disable QPI Power Management.
• Enable Intel Turbo Boost.
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Best Practices for VMware performance and features
VMware Tools
The VMware Tools utility suite is built into the application OVA. The tools enhance the performance
of the guest operating system on the virtual machine and improve the management of the virtual
machine.
VMware tools provide:
• VMware Network acceleration
• Host to Guest time synchronization
• Disk sizing
For more information about VMware tools, see Overview of VMware Tools at http://
kb.vmware.com/kb/340.
Important:
Do not upgrade the VMware tools software that is packaged with each OVA unless instructed to
do so by Avaya. The supplied version is the supported release and has been thoroughly tested.
Timekeeping
For accurate timekeeping, use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) as a time source instead of the
ESXi hypervisor.
The NTP servers can be local or over the Internet. If the NTP servers are on the Internet, the
corporate firewall must open UDP port 123 so that the NTP service can communicate with the
external NTP servers.
The VMware tools time synchronization method is disabled at application deployment time to avoid
dueling clock masters. You must configure the NTP service first because the applications are not
receiving clock updates from the hypervisor. To verify that VMware Tools Timesync is disabled, run
the command /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd timesync status.
In certain situations, the ESXi hypervisor pushes an updated view of its clock into a virtual machine.
These situations include starting the virtual machine and resuming a suspended virtual machine, If
this view differs more than 1000 seconds from the view that is received over the network, the NTP
service might shutdown. In this situation, the guest OS administrator must manually set the guest
clock to be the same or as close as possible to the network time source clock. To keep the NTP
service active, the clock on the ESXi host must also use an accurate clock source, such as the
same network time source that is used by the guest operating system. The VMware
recommendation is to add tinker panic 0 to the first line of the ntp.conf file so that the NTP can
adjust to the network time even with large differences.
If you use the names of the time servers instead of the IP address, you must configure the Domain
Name Service in the guest OS before you administer the NTP service. Otherwise, the NTP service
cannot locate the time servers. If you administer the NTP service first, you must restart the NTP
service after administering the DNS service.
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VMware networking best practices
After you administer the NTP service in the application, run the ntpstat or /usr/sbin/ntpq -p
command from a command window. The results from these commands:
• Verify if the NTP service is getting time from a network time source.
• Indicate which network time source is in use.
• Display how closely the guest OS matches the network time.
• Display how often the guest OS checks the time.
The guest OS polls the time source every 65 to 1024 seconds. Larger time intervals indicate that the
guest clock is tracking the network time source closely. If the time source is local, then the NTP
service is not using a network time source and a problem exists.
If the clock value is consistently wrong, look through the system log for entries regarding ntpd. The
NTP service writes the activities it performs to the log, including when the NTP service loses
synchronization with a network time source.
For more information, see Timekeeping best practices for Linux guests at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/
1006427. The article presents best practices for Linux timekeeping to achieve best timekeeping
results. The article includes:
• specifics on the particular kernel command line options to use for the Linux operating system of
interest.
• recommended settings and usage for NTP time sync, configuration of VMware Tools time
synchronization, and Virtual Hardware Clock configuration.
VMware networking best practices
You can administer networking in a VMware environment for many different configurations. The
examples in this section describe some of the VMware networking possibilities.
This section is not a substitute for the VMware documentation. Review the VMware networking best
practices before deploying any applications on an ESXi host.
The following are the suggested best practices for configuring a network that supports deployed
applications on VMware Hosts:
• Separate the network services to achieve greater security and performance by creating a
vSphere standard or distributed switch with dedicated NICs for each service. If you cannot use
separate switches, use port groups with different VLAN IDs.
• Configure the vMotion connection on a separate network devoted to vMotion.
• For protection, deploy firewalls in the virtual machines that route between virtual networks that
have uplinks to physical networks and pure virtual networks without uplinks.
• Specify virtual machine NIC hardware type vmxnet3 for best performance.
• Connect all physical NICs that are connected to the same vSphere standard switch to the
same physical network.
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• Connect all physical NICs that are connected to the same distributed switch to the same
physical network.
• Configure all VMkernel vNICs to be the same IP Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU).
Networking Avaya applications on VMware ESXi – Example 1
This configuration describes a simple version of networking Avaya applications within the same
ESXi host. Highlights to note:
• Separation of networks: VMware Management, VMware vMotion, iSCSI (SAN traffic), and
virtual machine networks are segregated to separate physical NICs.
• Teamed network interfaces: vSwitch 3 in Example 1 displays use of a load-balanced NIC team
for the Virtual Machines Network. Load balancing provides additional bandwidth for the Virtual
Machines Network, while also providing network connectivity for the virtual machines in the
case of a single NIC failure.
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VMware networking best practices
• Communication Manager Duplex link: Communication Manager software duplication must be
separated from all other network traffic. Example 1 displays one method of separating
Communication Manager Duplex with a port group combined with a VLAN. The
Communication Manager software duplication link must meet specific network requirements.
For more information, see Avaya PSN003556u at PSN003556u. The following are the
minimum requirements of the Communication Manager software duplex connectivity:
- The total capacity must be 1 Gbps or greater. Reserve 50 Mbps of bandwidth for duplication
data.
- The round-trip delay must be 8 ms or less.
- The round-trip packet loss must be 0.1% or less.
- Both servers duplication ports must be on the same IP subnet.
- You must disable duplication link encryption for busy-hour call rates that result in greater
than 40% CPU occupancy. You can view the CPU occupancy using the list
measurements occupancy command and looking at the results under the Static + CPU
occupancy heading.
- The system must maintain CPU occupancy on the active server (Static + CPU) at less than
65% to provide memory refresh from the active to standby server.
• Session Manager vNIC mapping: Session Manager OVA defines four separate virtual NICs
within the VM. However, example 1 shows all interfaces networked through a single virtual
machine network, which is supported. If the Session Manager Management and Session
Manager Asset networks are separated by subnets, you can create a VLAN for the appropriate
network.
• Virtual networking: The network connectivity between virtual machines that connect to the
same vSwitch is entirely virtual. In example 2, the virtual machine network of vSwitch3 can
communicate without entering the physical network. Virtual networks benefit from faster
communication speeds and lower management overhead.
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Networking Avaya applications on VMware ESXi – Example 2
This configuration shows a complex situation using multiple physical network interface cards. The
key differences between example 1 and example 2 are:
• VMware Management Network redundancy: Example 2 includes a second VMkernel Port at
vSwitch2 to handle VMware Management Network traffic. In the event of a failure of vmnic0,
VMware Management Network operations can continue on this redundant management
network.
• Removal of Teaming for Virtual Machines Network: Example 2 removes the teamed physical
NICs on vSwitch3. vSwitch3 was providing more bandwidth and tolerance of a single NIC
failure instead of reallocating this NIC to other workloads.
• Communication Manager Duplex Link: vSwitch4 is dedicated to Communication Manager
Software Duplication. The physical NIC given to vSwitch4 is on a separate physical network
that follows the requirements described in PSN003556u at PSN003556u.
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• Session Manager Management Network: Example 2 shows the Session Manager Management
network separated onto its own vSwitch. The vSwitch has a dedicated physical NIC that
physically segregates the Session Manager Management network from other network traffic.
References
Title
Link
Product Support Notice PSN003556u
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/
100154621
Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere®
5.5
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/
Perf_Best_Practices_vSphere5.5.pdf
Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere®
6.0
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMwarePerfBest-Practices-vSphere6-0.pdf
VMware vSphere 5.5 Documentation
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxivcenter-server-pubs.html
VMware vSphere 6.0 Documentation
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxivcenter-server-6-pubs.html
VMware Documentation Sets
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/
Thin vs. thick deployments
When creating a virtual disk file, VMware ESXi uses a thick type of virtual disk by default. The thick
disk pre-allocates the space specified during the creation of the disk. For example, if you create a 10
megabyte disk, all 10 megabytes are pre-allocated for that virtual disk.
In contrast, a thin virtual disk does not pre-allocate nspace. Blocks in the VMDK file are not
allocated and backed by physical storage until they are written during the normal course of
operation. A read to an unallocated block returns zeroes, but the block is not backed with physical
storage until it is written. Consider the following when implementing thin provisioning in your
VMware environment:
• Thin provisioned disks can grow to the full size specified at the time of virtual disk creation, but
do not shrink. Once the blocks have been allocated, they cannot be un-allocated.
• By implementing thin provisioned disks, you are able to over-allocate storage. If storage is
over-allocated, thin virtual disks can grow to fill an entire datastore if left unchecked.
• If a guest operating system needs to make use of a virtual disk, the guest operating system
must first partition and format the disk to a file system it can recognize. Depending on the type
of format selected within the guest operating system, the format may cause the thin
provisioned disk to grow to full size. For example, if you present a thin provisioned disk to a
Microsoft Windows operating system and format the disk, unless you explicitly select the Quick
Format option, the Microsoft Windows format tool writes information to all sectors on the disk,
which in turn inflates the thin provisioned disk to full size.
Thin provisioned disks can over-allocate storage. If the storage is over-allocated, thin virtual disks
can grow to fill an entire datastore if left unchecked. You can use thin provisioned disks, but you
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must use strict control and monitoring to maintain adequate performance and ensure that storage is
not completely consumed. If operational procedures are in place to mitigate the risk of performance
and storage depletion, then thin disks are a viable option.
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VMware Snapshots
A snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. You can
create a snapshot before upgrading or installing a patch.
The best time to take a snapshot is when no applications in the virtual machine are communicating
with other computers. The potential for problems is greatest if the virtual machine is communicating
with another computer. For example, if you take a snapshot while the virtual machine is
downloading a file from a server on the network, the virtual machine continues downloading the file
and communicating its progress to the server. If you revert to the snapshot, communications
between the virtual machine and the server are confused and the file transfer fails.
Caution:
Snapshot operations can adversely affect service. Before performing a snapshot
operation, you must stop the application that is running on the virtual machine or place
the application out-of-service. When the snapshot operation is complete, start or bring
the application back into service.
Snapshots can:
•
•
•
•
Consume large amounts of data resources.
Increase CPU loads on the host.
Affect performance.
Affect service.
To prevent adverse behaviors, consider the following recommendations when using the Snapshot
feature:
• Do not rely on VMware snapshots as a robust backup and recovery method. Snapshots are not
backups. The snapshot file is only a change log of the original virtual disk.
• Do not run a virtual machine from a snapshot. Do not use a single snapshot for more than 24 to
72 hours.
• Take the snapshot, make the changes to the virtual machine, and delete or commit the
snapshot after you verify the virtual machine is working properly. These actions prevent
snapshots from growing so large as to cause issues when deleting or committing the
snapshots to the original virtual machine disks.
• When taking a snapshot, do not save the memory of the virtual machine. The time that the host
takes to write the memory to the disk is relative to the amount of memory that the virtual
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machine is configured to use. Saving the memory can add several minutes to the time taken to
complete the operation. If the snapshot is active, saving memory can make calls appear to be
active or in progress and can cause confusion to the user. To create a clean snapshot image
from which to boot, do the following when you create a snapshot:
- In the Take Virtual Machine Snapshot window, clear the Snapshot the virtual machine’s
memory check box.
- Select the Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed) check box to
ensure that all write instructions to the disks are complete. You have a better chance of
creating a clean snapshot image from which to boot.
• If you are going to use snapshots for a long time, you must consolidate the snapshot files
regularly to improve performance and reduce disk usage. Before merging the snapshot delta
disks back into the base disk of the virtual machine, you must first delete stored snapshots.
Note:
If a consolidation failure occurs, end-users can use the actual Consolidate option without
opening a service request with VMware. If a commit or delete operation does not merge
the snapshot deltas into the base disk of the virtual machine, the system displays a
warning on the user interface.
Related resources
Title
Link
Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the
VMware environment
Best Practices for virtual machine snapshots in the
VMware environment
Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware
ESXi and ESX
Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware
ESXi and ESX
Working with snapshots
Working with snapshots
Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms
when virtual machines are running from snapshots
Send alarms when virtual machines are running from
snapshots
Consolidating snapshots in vSphere 5.x
Consolidating snapshots in vSphere 5.x
VMware vMotion
VMware uses the vMotion technology to migrate a running virtual machine from one physical server
to another physical server without incurring downtime. The migration process, also known as a hot
migration, migrates running virtual machines with zero downtime, continuous service availability,
and complete transaction integrity.
With vMotion, you can:
• Schedule migration to occur at predetermined times and without the presence of an
administrator.
• Perform hardware maintenance without scheduled downtime.
• Migrate virtual machines away from failing or under-performing servers.
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Before using vMotion, you must:
• Ensure that each host that migrates virtual machines to or from the host uses a licensed
vMotion application and the vMotion is enabled.
• Ensure that you have identical vSwitches. You must enable vMotion on these vSwitches.
• Ensure the Port Groups are identical for vMotion.
• Use a dedicated NIC to ensure the best performance.
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Glossary
AFS
Authentication File System. AFS is an Avaya Web system that allows you
to create Authentication Files for secure Avaya Global Services logins for
supported non-Communication Manager Systems.
Appliance
Virtualization
Platform
Appliance Virtualization Platform is the customized OEM version of
VMware® ESXi 5.5. With Appliance Virtualization Platform, customers can
run any combination of supported applications on Avaya-supplied servers.
Appliance Virtualization Platform provides greater flexibility in scaling
customer solutions to individual requirements.
Appliance Virtualization Platform is available only in an Avaya-appliance
offer. Avaya-appliance offer does not support VMware® tools, such as
vCenter and vSphere Client. You can configure and manage Appliance
Virtualization Platform by using Solution Deployment Manager that is part of
System Manager, or by installing the Solution Deployment Manager client.
Application
A software solution development by Avaya that includes a guest operating
system.
Avaya Appliance
A physical server sold by Avaya running a VMware hypervisor that has
several virtual machines, each with its virtualized applications. The servers
can be staged with the operating system and application software already
installed. Some of the servers are sold as just the server with DVD or
software downloads.
Blade
A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design
optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. Although
many components are removed from blade servers to save space,
minimize power consumption and other considerations, the blade still has
all of the functional components to be considered a computer.
ESXi
A virtualization layer that runs directly on the server hardware. Also known
as a bare-metal hypervisor. Provides processor, memory, storage, and
networking resources on multiple virtual machines.
Hypervisor
A hypervisor is also known as a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A
hypervisor is a hardware virtualization technique which runs multiple
operating systems on the same shared physical server.
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MAC
Media Access Control address. A unique identifier assigned to network
interfaces for communication on the physical network segment.
OVA
Open Virtualization Appliance. An OVA contains the virtual machine
description, disk images, and a manifest zipped into a single file. The OVA
follows the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) specification.
PLDS
Product Licensing and Download System. The Avaya PLDS provides
product licensing and electronic software download distribution.
Reservation
A reservation specifies the guaranteed minimum required amounts of CPU
or memory for a virtual machine.
RFA
Remote Feature Activation. RFA is an Avaya Web system that you use to
create Avaya License Files. These files are used to activate software
including features, capacities, releases, and offer categories. RFA also
creates Authentication Files for secure Avaya Global Services logins for
Communication Manager Systems.
SAN
Storage Area Network. A SAN is a dedicated network that provides access
to consolidated data storage. SANs are primarily used to make storage
devices, such as disk arrays, accessible to servers so that the devices
appear as locally attached devices to the operating system.
Snapshot
The state of a virtual appliance configuration at a particular point in time.
Creating a snapshot can affect service. Some Avaya virtual appliances
have limitations and others have specific instructions for creating
snapshots.
Storage vMotion
A VMware feature that migrates virtual machine disk files from one data
storage location to another with limited impact to end users.
vCenter Server
An administrative interface from VMware for the entire virtual infrastructure
or data center, including VMs, ESXi hosts, deployment profiles, distributed
virtual networking, and hardware monitoring.
virtual appliance
A virtual appliance is a single software application bundled with an
operating system.
VM
Virtual Machine. Replica of a physical server from an operational
perspective. A VM is a software implementation of a machine (for example,
a computer) that executes programs similar to a physical machine.
vMotion
A VMware feature that migrates a running virtual machine from one
physical server to another with minimal downtime or impact to end users.
vMotion cannot be used to move virtual machines from one data center to
another.
VMware HA
VMware High Availability. A VMware feature for supporting virtual
application failover by migrating the application from one ESXi host to
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another. Since the entire host fails over, several applications or virtual
machines can be involved. The failover is a reboot recovery level which can
take several minutes.
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A
accepting new service ......................................................... 46
accessing the Backup and Restore service .........................51
Active Call Count
verifying ........................................................................ 53
adding SIP Entity
Session Manager ..........................................................44
AFS
starting ..........................................................................45
appliance virtualization platform .......................................... 33
Appliance Virtualization Platform ..................................... 9, 10
conditions ..................................................................... 23
install ............................................................................ 34
networking .................................................................... 36
Appliance Virtualization Platform overview ..........................10
Appliance Virtualization Platform USB drive
configure .......................................................................34
authentication file
installing ........................................................................46
Authentication File
creating .........................................................................45
automatic restart
virtual machine ............................................................. 30
Avaya Aura application
deploy ........................................................................... 15
upgrade ........................................................................ 15
Avaya Aura Virtualized Appliance offer ............................... 10
Avaya Aura Virtualized Software ......................................... 19
Avaya virtualization platform ................................................10
Avaya Virtualized offers ......................................................... 9
Avaya Virtualized Software ..................................................19
B
Backup and Restore page ................................................... 52
backup and restore service; access .................................... 51
best practices
performance and features ............................................ 62
VMware networking ...................................................... 65
BIOS .................................................................................... 62
BIOS for HP servers ............................................................ 63
BIOS settings
for Dell servers ............................................................. 63
deployment procedures ................................................ 25
planning procedures ..................................................... 21
post-installation .............................................................43
client Solution Deployment Manager ................................... 12
clones
deployment ................................................................... 20
components
virtualized ..................................................................... 18
VMware ........................................................................ 18
configuration data worksheet
customer .......................................................................22
configuration verification ...................................................... 26
configure Appliance Virtualization Platform USB drive ........ 34
configuring
Session Manager ..........................................................33
virtual machine automatic restart ..................................30
connections
verifying ........................................................................ 43
creating a snapshot ............................................................. 47
creating Authentication File ................................................. 45
customer configuration data ................................................ 22
customer VMware ..................................................................9
D
data replication .................................................................... 53
verifying ........................................................................ 53
deleting a snapshot ..............................................................48
deny new service ................................................................. 47
deploying
using vSphere connected directly .................................28
deploying copies .................................................................. 20
deploying Session Manager OVA
using vCenter ............................................................... 26
deployment
thick .............................................................................. 69
thin ................................................................................69
deployment configuration verification .................................. 26
deployment procedures
checklist ........................................................................25
downloading software
using PLDS ...................................................................49
E
C
Entity Link Connection Status ..............................................55
capabilities
Solution Deployment Manager client ......................13, 14
change history ....................................................................... 8
change service state
deny new service ..........................................................47
checklist
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flexible footprint
reconfiguring hardware resources ................................ 32
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H
hardware resources
reconfiguring for flexible footprint ................................. 32
restart
virtual machine ............................................................. 50
restart virtual machine from SDM ........................................ 50
restoring a snapshot ............................................................ 49
I
S
install Appliance Virtualization Platform ...............................34
Installed Patches ................................................................. 41
installing
authentication file ..........................................................46
license file .....................................................................24
software patches .......................................................... 39
Intel Virtualization Technology .............................................62
SAL Gateway .......................................................................24
SDM client ........................................................................... 13
SDM client capabilities .........................................................14
Security Module sanity failure
troubleshooting ............................................................. 54
server hardware and resources ........................................... 19
Session Manager
configuring .................................................................... 33
does not power up ........................................................ 31
Session Manager OVA
deployment using vCenter ............................................26
skills required .........................................................................7
snapshot
creating .........................................................................47
deleting ......................................................................... 48
restoring ........................................................................49
snapshots ............................................................................ 70
Solution Deployment Manager ...................................... 12, 15
deploying using .............................................................29
restart virtual machine .................................................. 50
Solution Deployment Manager client ............................. 12, 13
Solution Deployment Manager client capabilities .......... 13, 14
support .................................................................................61
supported versions
VMware ........................................................................ 18
Survivable remote server .....................................................38
System Manager Solution Deployment Manager and client
capabilities ........................................................................... 13
K
knowledge required ............................................................... 7
L
legal notices .............................................................................
N
networking
Appliance Virtualization Platform ..................................36
new service
changing state to accept ...............................................46
notices, legal ............................................................................
NTP time source .................................................................. 64
O
offer
Avaya appliance ............................................................. 9
Virtualized Environment ..................................................9
OOBM
conditions ..................................................................... 23
overview .................................................................................9
P
T
thick deployment ..................................................................69
thin deployment ................................................................... 69
timekeeping ......................................................................... 64
tools required ......................................................................... 7
troubleshooting .................................................................... 53
power on problem .........................................................31
Security Module sanity failure Alarms .......................... 54
performance best practices ................................................. 62
planning procedures
checklist ........................................................................21
PLDS
downloading software ...................................................49
post-deployment
checklist ........................................................................43
upgrade
elements ....................................................................... 41
upgrade Avaya Aura application ..........................................15
R
V
resources
server ............................................................................19
verifying
Active Call Count .......................................................... 53
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verifying (continued)
connections .................................................................. 43
data replication ............................................................. 53
videos .................................................................................. 60
viewing
Entity Link Connection Status .......................................55
Virtualized Appliance ........................................................... 10
Virtualized components ....................................................... 18
Virtualized Environment ...................................................9, 10
virtual machine
automatic restart configuration ..................................... 30
restart ........................................................................... 50
vMotion ................................................................................ 71
VMware components ........................................................... 18
VMware networking
best practices ............................................................... 65
VMware software
supported ......................................................................18
VMware Tools ......................................................................64
vSphere
deployment ................................................................... 28
VT support ........................................................................... 62
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