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This section provides information on installing and running SBC SWe Lite on VMware ESXi.

Prerequisites

Perform the steps in Downloading the SBC SWe Lite Package before performing this procedure.

Install vSphere

Note

Screen captures on this page show fields and values that represent a typical installation. When prompted, use values and responses appropriate for your location. 

Warning

SBC SWe Lite is a closed network device. Customer modifications at the Linux level are not allowed or supported. These modifications can cause stability, update and fail-over issues.

Customers should only configure SBC SWe Lite using the supported interfaces (WebUI, CLI, REST).

 

Install the VMware vSphere Client

 If there is a need to access the ESXi server remotely, download and install vSphere Client to the desktop.

  1. From the VMware ESXi Welcome page, click Download vSphere Client for Windows.

    Figure : Download vSphere Client


  2. After installing, login to the vSphere Client using the appropriate login credentials.

    Figure : Logon to VMware vSphere

  3. Identify and reserve two static IP addresses for the Management and Media ports prior to creating the virtual SBC SWe Lite.

    One IP address is required for the Management port, and one for the Media port. In the examples below, the Management Port is on the 10.56.230.x subnet and the Media Port is on the 10.56.227.x subnet.

 

Install the VMware vSphere Client

 If there is a need to access the ESXi server remotely, download and install vSphere Client to the desktop.

  1. From the VMware ESXi Welcome page, click Download vSphere Client for Windows.

    Figure : Download vSphere Client


  2. After installing, login to the vSphere Client using the appropriate login credentials.

    Figure : Logon to VMware vSphere

     

  3. Identify and reserve two static IP addresses for the Management and Media ports prior to creating the virtual SBC SWe Lite. 

    Note

    One IP address is required for the Management port, and one for the Media port. In the examples below, the Management Port is on the 10.56.230.x subnet and the Media Port is on the 10.56.227.x subnet.

Install SBC SWe Lite on the ESXi Server

  1. Enter the ESXi server IP address into a browser address bar to login.

  2. After logging on to the ESXi server, select Deploy OVF Template from the File drop-down list.

  3. Select the location of the OVF package, and then click Next.

    Figure : OVF Template Location

  4. When the OVF Template Details pane opens, make note of the information listed and then click Next.

    Figure : OVF Template Details

  5. When the Name and Location pane opens, rename the SBC SWe Lite instance to make it unique in the inventory folder, and then click Next.

    Figure : Rename the File

  6. Select the Resource Pool to deploy the template, and then click Next.

    Figure : Select Resource Pool

  7. Ensure that the Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed option is selected in the Disk Format dialog box, and then click Next.

    Figure : Disk Format

  8. Review the Network Mapping dialog box. If necessary, select a different media port network interface from the Destination Networks drop-down list, and then click Next.

    Figure : Network Mapping

  9. Make note of the deployment settings, and then click Finish to start the deployment task.

    Figure : Ready to Complete

    Sonus recommends that all customers review and, if necessary, optimize their Network Interface configurations before proceeding. Failure to do so could lead to interface mapping issues. See Mapping Network Interfaces and then return to this section.

Edit the Virtual Machine Settings

  1. Select the newly-created  SBC SWe Lite from the list in the left pane.

  2. Select the Edit virtual machine settings link on the Getting Started tab.

Note

The default SBC SWe Lite comes with 1 GiB memory, one CPU and five network interfaces.  

Configuring Virtual Network Adapters

  1. Select Network adapter 1 from the Hardware tab of Virtual Machine Properties.
  2. In MAC Address section of the right window pane, select Manual.

    Note

    You must assign the MAC address manually. Do not accept the automatic default.
    The MAC address field is populated with the first three octets.

  3. Finish configuring the static MAC address provided by your Network IT Administrator.

  4. Repeat for the remaining four Network adapters (2 -5).

    Figure : Configure Network Adapter 1

     

  5. Configure at least two network interfaces for the appropriate network.

  6. Click OK to save and then exit the Settings window.

  7. Power on the SBC SWe Lite by selecting Power on the virtual machine link on the Getting Started tab.

    Figure : Power on Virtual Machine

  8. Click the Console tab.

Deleting a VM Instance

If needed, perform the following steps to delete a VM instance from the server.

Step
Action
1

Enter the ESXi server IP address into a browser address bar to login.

2Exit the instance.
3

Select the instance and click Delete from Disk

Figure : Delete from Disk

 

3Click Delete from Disk

Note: Do not select Remove from Inventory. Doing so could impact other VM instances on the server.

Complete Initial Setup

Proceed to SBC SWe Lite Initial Setup. After setup is complete, proceed to License Installation.

License Installation

Trial License Installation

If you are installing an SBC SWe Lite for a trial or demonstration deployment, proceed to Obtaining and Installing a SWe Lite Trial License.

Production License Installation

If you are installing an SBC SWe Lite instance to carry live enterprise traffic, proceed to  Obtaining and Installing a SWe Lite License.