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VMware vSensor deployment instructions

 

 

 

The below instructions will allow you to deploy virtual sensors using the Center UI. For instructions on how to deploy using the brain command-line interface, click here. 

 

Enable Auto-pairing and change the password (Settings > General > Sensors)

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Download the virtual sensor OVA (Manage > Sensors)

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Log into vCenter with a user with global read/write permissions

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Navigate to and select the appropriate hypervisor

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Click the 'Add host networking' icon

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Select ‘Virtual Machine Port Group for a Standard Switch’ (VDS not covered here)

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Select ‘Virtual Machine Port Group for a Standard Switch’ (VDS not covered here)

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Name the Port Group and select All for VLAN ID

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Click Finish

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Click on the new Port Group Name

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Click on the pencil icon to edit

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Select 'Security'

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For promiscuous mode, check ‘Override’ and select ’Accept’ from the drop-down list

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Click on the appropriate hypervisor and select ‘Deploy OVF Template’

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Browse to and select the OVA file

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Click 'Next'

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Name the Hypervisor and select the folder

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Select the Configuration (if prompted)

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Select Storage Location

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Specify the networks for each of the interfaces. Mgt1 must have connectivity to the head end/brain. Eth0 is the port group configured earlier

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Enter networking details

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Verify Details, select ‘Power on after deployment’

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Confirm vSensor is showing up on the Hypervisor

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The last two steps will occur in the Vectra UI

Enter Global read-only vCenter credentials (Settings > External Connectors)

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Verify that vCenter is sending data to Vectra (Manage > Physical Hosts)

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During the deployment of a virtual sensor, a vswitch is looked for and a prerequisite.

Should you not have vSwitch and only VDS, then we recommend you to deploy the vSensor on a ESX with vSwitch and then to move the capture port to the VDS as appropriate.

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