Install CPS 10.1.0 AIO (All In One) on VMWare Virtual Player

Install CPS 10.1.0 AIO (All In One) on VMWare
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Components Used
This document describes the procedure of installing a Cisco Policy Suite (CPS) All in One (AIO)
solution on a VMware Workstation Player.
Such a deployment can be useful to get familiar with the solution itself, for training purposes or as
a lab for pre-production feature testing.
The procedure applies to CPS version 10.1.0, but can be adapted for other versions as well.
Please check the official documentation for specific instructions.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
Components Used
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
Computer running MS Windows. The procedure can be applied, with small variations for MAC
OS as well.
VMware Worstation of VMware Workstation Player software (VMWare Fusin for MAC OS)
At least 4GB RAM (better 8GB) available on host machine
4 available CPU cores.
Two virtual network interfaces (it is ok to use the NAT and Host-Only virtual networks)
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of
the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is
live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
Step 1. Download CPS software from, namely CPS_10.1.0.release.iso and
CPS_10.1.0_Base.release.tar.gz files.
Step 2. Extract. CPS_10.1.0_Base.release.tar.gz. Inside you should find a base.vmdk file (VM
disk image). This is used in a later step as the hard drive for VM.
Step 3. Create a new VM of CentOS 64-bit type. Chose a very small HDD - you then delete it later.
Customize hardware, so it includes 2 NICs (one internal and one for management)
This the way to edit the VM settings:
Add at least 4GB RAM.
Add 4 CPU cores and enable the Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI option.
Insert the CPS_10.1.0.release.iso in the virtual CD Rom.
Remove the old HDD.
Add the earlier downloaded base.vmdk file as HDD as follows:
Open the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) and click Add. The Add
Hardware Wizard guides you through the steps to create your virtual disk.
Click Hard Disk, then click Next.
Select Use an existing virtual disk, then click Next.
Enter the path and filename for the existing disk file, or click Browse to navigate to the
Click OK.
Note: The Hard Disk size is 100GB, but it actually occupies much less (it's dynamic size).
Close the VMWare player and browse towards the folder where the VM was created (should be
something like C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Virtual Machines)
Open the .vmx file with a text editor and modify the virtualHW.version to 8 as listed below:
virtualHW.version = "8"
Save the file and boot the VM.
Note: This message may be reported on the Cluster Manager VM console. You can
disregard this message "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)".
After the machine boots, login with root/cisco123
Step 4. Configure the network settings:
Assign the eth0 interface to a LAN (alias private) by modifying /etc/sysconfig/networkscripts/ifcfg-eth0 as follows:
Assign eth1 interface to a different LAN (alias public) by modifying /etc/sysconfig/networkscripts/ifcfg-eth1 as follows:
Ensure that the IP addresses are configured in line with the IP addresses associated to virtual host
adapters to which they connect in VMware Player.
For example if the first interface is attached to the VMware Network Adapter VMnet 8 which is
configured as a part of network (as depicted below), then you should chose an
IP address from this range.
Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:
Connection-specific DNS
Link-local IPv6 Address
IPv4 Address. . . . . .
Subnet Mask . . . . . .
Default Gateway . . . .
Suffix . :
. . . . . : fe80::44b7:6018:90d7:b716%2
. . . . . :
. . . . . :
. . . . . :
Restart the networking with /etc/init.d/network restart.
Now you can SSH into the machine.
Step 5. Login to the VM as a root user using SSH and public address (or via the VM console).
Edit/add the eth0 private IP address of the Cluster Manager in /etc/hosts.
For example: installer
Step 6. Update the RSA public key:
cp /etc/ssh/ /root/.ssh/
Step 7. Mount the ISO from CD/DVD:
mkdir -p /mnt/iso
mount -o loop /dev/sr0 /mnt/iso/
Note: Verify whether command is available in /mnt/iso.
If command is not available, perform these steps
1. Unmount the CPS ISO:
umount /mnt/iso
2. Mount the ISO from CD/DVD:
mount -o loop /dev/sr1 /mnt/iso/
Step 8. To install an All-in-One (AIO) deployment where all CPS components are installed on a
single VM, configure this node to be an 'aio':
echo NODE_TYPE=aio > /etc/broadhop.profile
Step 9. Run the script from the ISO directory:
cd /mnt/iso
When prompted for the install type, enter mobile.
Step 10. When prompted to initialize the environment, enter y.
When prompted for the type of installation, enter 1 (New Deployment).
When finishes, - validate your system configuration is correct, with respect to this
server's hostname:
cat /etc/sysconfig/network
Check the value of the HOSTNAME variable. Typically this value is set to lab, but alternative
hostnames can work. If you have modified this value - restart the VM
Step 11. Issue this command to reinitialize CPS.
/var/qps/install/current/scripts/upgrade/ executes puppet on AIO and also checks if it is executed successfully.
(first time I did it, the SSH session disconnected. Should be better to do it in the VM console
Step 12. Check node to be configured as AIO in /etc/broadhop.profile file. If it is not configured to
be AIO, then explicitly configure this node to be an aio:
Step 13. Execute configuration script to apply the appropriate configurations to the system:
puppet apply -v --modulepath "/etc/puppet/modules:/etc/puppet/env_config/modules" --pluginsync
/etc/puppet/manifests/init.pp --logdest /var/log/puppet.log
Step 14. Execute these commands to publish configuration and restart CPS.
/var/qps/bin/control/ script process prompts for either Y/N to restart process. Enter Y to restart the
Step 15. Reset the password for Control Center by execute the script. As this
is a fresh installation, before executing script, run
source /etc/profile.d/ to source the broadhop scripts in the PATH. This is applicable
for first time only.
Step 16. Add a grafana user
Add user with view-only access:
/usr/bin/htpasswd -cs /var/broadhop/.htpasswd user1
More info about grafana can be find in official documentation.
At this point the Cluster Manager node is properly configured to provide All-in-One service.
Verify the status with:
Ensure no [FAIL] is listed there
To verifying all applications execute
Among other things (like software version), you get a listing of all services running on AIO and the
URLs to access them.
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