UNUM is deployed as a VM (Virtual Machine) on a VMware ESXi Hypervisor.

Currently, UNUM 5.1.x requires and has been tested on VMware vSphere and vCenter 6.x versions. Other VMware versions have not been tested for UNUM 5.1.x.

Please consult the specific UNUM Release Note for the UNUM version you are using for more information regarding supported VMware versions.

The instructions in this document assume the administrator has access to a VMware vCenter console with privileges adequate to create a Virtual Machine.

Basic Linux system administration skills are recommended.

  • VM is provided in an OVA format.


The UNUM VM requires the following:

  • Minimum Hardware requirements: 8 vCPU, 64 GB RAM, 480GB SSD.
  • Network: three Ethernet interfaces configured as:


    • Eth0: used for management, GUI (user interaction) and data collection via Netvisor REST. This interface uses DHCP by default.


    • Eth1: used for internal system communication. Single UNUM VM instances REQUIRES an IP address for eth1 to be set before normal operation will begin. WARNING! If you change the IP address of eth1, in a cluster configuration, normal operation is disrupted.


    • Eth2: <Optional> used to connect a Seed Switch or Fabric on a separate network other than the web interface.


  • Operating system: Ubuntu Linux 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xarus).