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Virtual Appliance Installation Guide

Virtual Appliance Platforms

This is a guide of how to deploy jetNEXUS ALB-X-VA  the two major virtual platforms:

VMware

  ESXi

Hyper-V

 

Specification

Resource

Minimum Spec

Medium Spec

High Spec

CPU 2 4 8
Memory 2GB 4GB 8GB
Disk Space 25GB 25GB 25GB
Network Adapters 2 2-4 2-8

 

VMware ESXi

Supported Versions

5.x, 6.x

Please download the latest installation package

Please download the latest installation package here

Once downloaded please unzip in a suitable directory on your ESXi host or SAN.

In your VSphere client select File: Deploy OVF Template.

  • Browse and select the location where you have saved your files, Select the .OVF file and click NEXT      
  • You will be asked to name the appliance, Type and name and click NEXT     
  • You will be asked to select a data-store your Virtual Appliance will run from. Select a data-store with enough space and click NEXT      
  • You will be told information about the product, click NEXT      
  • Click NEXT your VA is then ready to be installed, once the files have been copied to the data-store
  • Within your VSphere client, you will now be able to see the new virtual appliance
  • Right click on the VA and go to Power then Power-On
  • Your VA will then boot, a edgeNEXUS boot screen will show on the console.

Please Refer to the Basic Configuration

Installing VMXNET3 Interface

The VMXnet3 driver is supported but you will need to make changes to the NIC settings first.

Note – Do NOT upgrade the VMware-tools

Enabling VMXNET3 interface on a freshly imported VA  (never started)

1.         Delete both NICs from the VM

2.         Upgrade the VM hardware – -Right click on the VA in the list and select Upgrade Virtual Hardware (do not start a tools installation or update, just a HW upgrade)

3.         Add two NICs and selected them to be VMXNET3 (after the HW upgrade it will show the option)

4.         Start the VA as it would be started without 1-3. It will work with the VMXNET3


Enabling VMXNET3 interface on an already running VA

1.         Stop the VM (CLI shutdown command or GUI power-off)

2.         Get the MAC addresses of both NICs (remember the order of the NICs in the list!)

3.         Delete both NICs from the VM

4.         Upgrade the VM hardware (do not start a tools installation or update, just a HW upgrade)

5.         Add two NICs and selected them to be VMXNET3 (after the HW upgrade it will show the option)

6.         Set the MAC addresses for the new NICs accordingly to 2

7.         Restart the VA

 

Hyper-V

The edgeNEXUS Virtual appliance can be easy installed onto a Microsoft Hyper-V Server. Extract the ALB-VA file to your local machine or server.  Open Hyper-V Manager.

  •  In your Hyper-V Manager client right click on the server and select “Import Virtual Machine”
  •  Locate folder:
    • Browse to the folder containing the virtual machine to import
  • Select the Virtual Machine:
    • Select the virtual machine to import from the right hand side. This name will be similar to “jetNEXUS-ALB-X-6.8-64-HyperV2012.1100-1745”
  •  Choose Import Type:
    • Click “Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID)”
  • Choose Destination:
    • Either tick “Store the virtual machines in a different location” or accept the default path for the HyperV configuration folder
  • Locate Virtual Hard disks:
    • Browse to the folder containing the virtual hard disks. This is the folder that you created and added the download files. We suggest a different folder for each ALB-X to be deployed
  • Choose Storage Folder:
    • This will default to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks\ which is fine or you can specify an alternative folder of your choice
  • Summary:
    • Check that you are happy with all of the details then click Finish to deploy
  • Before Starting ALB-X:
    • Your machine will be imported with a name similar to “jetNEXUS ALB-X VA for Hyper-V”
    • Ensure the correct network is selected on the NIC
    • If you are installing more than one virtual appliance you will have to configure each appliance with a unique MAC address
  •  Starting your ALB-X:
    • Right Click on this Virtual Machine and click “Connect”
    • Click the green Start button or click “ActionStart”
    • Your VA will then boot, a edgeNEXUS screen will
      show on the console
    •  You will then be presented with a logon to the VA

Refer to Basic Configuration

Basic Configuration

First Boot

On first boot the jetNEXUS ALB-X will display on your console a menu to configure your network settings.

You now have two ways to setup your jetNEXUS ALB-X.

  Command Line

  Graphical User Interface (GUI)

 

Command Line

Login Details

 

Default username= admin
Default password = jetnexus

 

First Boot – Manual Network Details

  • Upon first boot you will have two options to proceed futher
  • Press 1 to enter networking details manually
  • You can then enter the following details
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway
    • DNS Server

 

First Boot – DHCP successful

  • Press 2 to configure the network settings automatically via DHCP
  • If contact is successful then your machine will be assign the following details
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Server
  • These changes will survive after reboot and don’t need to be configured again on the GUI

 

First Boot – DHCP Fails

  • If you do not have a DHCP server or the connection fails then the IP Address 192.168.100.100 will be assigned
  • The IP address will increase by 1 until a free address is found
  • If 192.168.100.100 is already assigned to the network then it will assign 192.168.100.101 and so on

 

Change the Management IP Address

 

 

Change the Subnet Mask for eth0

 

 

Assign a Default Gateway

 

 

Check the Default Gateway has been added

 

 

 

You should now be able to access the Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Default GUI address = https://<ip address eth0>
Default Secure port    = 443
Default Username      = admin
Default Password       = jetnexus

 

The User Guide is available here

 

Command Reference Table

Command

Parameter1

Parameter2

Description

Example

date This will show the configured date and time that is currently configured Tue Sept 3 13:00 UTC 2013
defaults Assign the factory default settings for your appliance
exit Log out of the command line interface
help Displays all valid commands
ifconfig [blank] View the interface configuration for all interfaces ifconfig
eth0 View the interface configuration of eth0 only ifconfig eth0
machineid This command will provide the machineid used to licence the jetNEXUS ALB-X EF4-3A35-F79
quit Log out of the command line interface
reboot Terminate all connections and reboot the jetNEXUS ALB-X reboot
restart Restart the jetNEXUS ALB-X virtual services
route [blank] View the routing table route
add default gw Add the default gateway IP address route add default gw 192.168.100.254
set greenside Set the management IP address for ALB-X set greenside=192.168.101.1
mask <interface> Set the subnet mask for an interface. Interface names are eth0, eth1…. set mask eth0 255.255.255.0
show Displays the global configuration settings
shutdown Terminate all connections and power-off the jetNEXUS ALB-X
status Displays the current data statistics
top View the process information such as CPU and  Memory
viewlog messages Displays the raw syslog messages viewlog messages

Please note: Commands are not case sensitive. There is no command history.

 

Graphical User Interface

Please access your GUI interface at location
https://<management ip address>:27376 for all builds prior to
3.54.1 (Build 1540)

The
default  port has now been changed to 443 for all builds deployed
after April 2014 and Software version 3.54.1 (Build 1540)

https://<management ip address>

View the User Guide here

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