The next stage of the process is relatively straight forward. The deployment of the OVAs for the virtual appliances.
First and foremost is the resource requirements. Each OVA will be unpacked into a VM in the environment, so we need to make sure there are sufficient resources.
|Name||vCPU||GB vRAM||GB Disk (thin)||GB Disk (thick)||Notes|
|vNAM||2||4||100||Thin not available|
|LiveAction||4||16||230||Thin not available|
|Prime Infrastructure – Express||4||12||300||Thin TBD|
|Prime Infrastructure – Express-Plus||8||16||600||Thin TBD|
|Prime Infrastructure – Standard||16||16||900||Thin TBD|
|Prime Infrastructure – Professional||16||24||1200||Thin TBD|
|CSR 1000V – Small||1||4||0.6||8.3|
|CSR 1000V – Medium||2||4||0.6||8.3|
|CSR 1000V – Large||4||4||0.6||8.3|
|CSR 1000V – Large w/ DRAM upgrade||4||8||0.6||8.3||Requires DRAM SKU|
For Cisco Prime, the Scaling information can be found in the Quickstart guide here: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/net_mgmt/prime/infrastructure/3-0/quickstart/guide/cpi_qsg.html#pgfId-67786
For the OVA deployment it should be pretty self-explanatory. From the vSphere client click File – Deploy OVF Template.
From the VMware vSphere Web Client select your cluster, then on the top bar click the Actions drop down and select Deploy OVF Template.
Now it’s just a matter of following the prompts based on the environment. Find the OVA file, name the VM, set the appropriate host, network, and datastore, and the rest of the things the wizard asks for.
The CSR will prompt for a bunch of information for the setup.
|CSR OVA properties|
The PNSC and Intercloud settings can be left blank. The rest depends on your environment. I would recommend enabling SSH, so you will need to have a domain name configured for the key generation.