Virtual Machine Software Installation

Access the VMware vCenter console (VMware vSphere Client depicted) and then follow the steps illustrated in the example figures below:

Deploy OVF Template

Deploy OVF Template

Select Source

Select Source

Select Name

OVF Template - Select Name

Select Compute Resource

OVF Template - Select Compute Resource

Review Details

OVF Template - Review Details

Select Storage

OVF Template - Select Storage

Setup Networks

OVF Template - Setup Networks

Select the applicable type of network configuration from IP Allocation, such as DHCP or Static-Manual.

When configuring a Static IP, enter the specific network values as shown in the following example.

For DHCP configuration, leave the fields empty.

Static IP Network Configuration

After configuring the network configuration, click Next

Note: Please carefully review the following usage information regarding the Ethernet adapters used by UNUM.


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


Eth1: is used for internal system communication. A standalone UNUM VM instance REQUIRES the use of an IP address for eth1 before normal operations begin. Pluribus Networks recommends adding the Eth1 IP address to a dummy vSwitch and a separate dummy subnet on the ESXi host.

WARNING! If you change the IP address of Eth1 in a cluster configuration, you disrupt normal operations. Please contact Pluribus Networks Technical Support if you need or want to change the Eth1 address in a cluster configuration.


<Optional> used to connect a Seed Switch or Fabric via an inband connection.

Note: To connect more than one Fabric via inband and external switch is required.

UNUM Ethernet Adapters Usage Table

Ready to Complete

OVF Template - Ready to Complete

Note: Pluribus Networks recommends Thick Provisioning.

Please ensure the checkbox item "Power on after deployment" option is set before clicking Finish.


OVF Template - Deploying

OVF Template - Deployed

Console Messages

Select the Console tab to view configuration messages.

OVF Template - UNUM Configuration Console Messages

As the Virtual Machine OVA is configured you will see a series of console messages indicating status of the deployment and configuration.

UNUM installation images are loaded.  The installation and configuration load times take approximately 5 - 10 minutes depending on your environment.

OVF Template - UNUM Configuration Console Messages - UNUM Images

Once the installation and configuration is complete you login in to your new UNUM instance via the console.

UNUM Console Login

UNUM Inband Connection and Configuration

Configuring the Management vSwitch as part of the ESXi installation process.

Note: Please take note of the physical connection(s) between ESXi and the connecting UNUM switch.

General ESXi Configuration Steps

1.Create a vSwitch.

2.Create Port Group for inband network.

3.Add Uplink to the vSwitch.

Create the vSwitch

Select Networking and click in the Virtual Switches tab and click on Add standard virtual switch.

Enter the applicable name for the vswitch

UNUM ESXi vSwitch Name

Click on Security tab.

Set Promiscuous mode to Accept

Set MAC address changes to Accept

Click on Add button

UNUM ESXi Security Settings

The new vSwitch displays in the Virtual Switches interface accompanied by a success message.

UNUM ESXi vSwitch Added

Create a Port Group for Inband Network

Click on Port groups tab

Click on Add port group button

Enter a port group name.

Select an optional VLAN id

UNUM ESXi Create Port Group

Select the vSwitch you created as Virtual switch for the port group.

Expand the Security settings.

Make sure that ALL port group settings are set to “Inherited from vSwitch”.

Click on Add button.

UNUM ESXi Create Port Group Security Settings

The new Port Group displays in the Port groups interface accompanied by a success message.

UNUM ESXi Create Port Group Added

Adding an Uplink to the vSwitch

Navigate to the vSwitch tab and click on the newly created vSwitch (vswitch_1 in this example).

Click on the Add uplink button.

Set the uplink to the physical connection between the ESXi host and switch. As required, create multiple uplinks.

Click on Save button.

UNUM ESXi Add Uplink

UNUM ESXi Uplink Added

Switch Configuration

Verify that switch has a web-enabled on data interface using the admin-service-show command. Otherwise, enable:

CLI (network-admin@ureg-dlspine1) > admin-service-modify if data web

CLI (network-admin@ureg-dlspine1) > admin-service-show if data

Switch Configuration

Note the Inband IP address of the switch using the switch-setup-show command.

Switch Configuration Inband IP

UNUM Configuration

General UNUM Configuration Steps

1.Deploy UNUM OVA. If already deployed, go to Assign Network Adapter 3; otherwise, review the deployment process here.

2.Assign Network Adapter 3.

3.Login to UNUM.

4.Set up the IP address of Eth2.

5.Test the connection.

6.Add the Seed Switch.

Assign Network Adapter 3

Click on Edit Settings of the UNUM VM

Set the Network Adapter 3 of the VM to the port group VmDataNet previously created in ESXi configuration.

Network Adapter 3 Setup

Click Save.

Login to UNUM

Refer to these detailed instructions on logging into the UNUM VM and making network configuration changes. 

Setting the IP Address of Eth2.

Set the IP address of eth2 using the configuration steps to an IP address in the same network range previously obtained from the inband setup.

In this example, the switch IP address is

Network Adapter Eth2 Setup

Test the Connection

Check to make sure you can ping the inband IP address of the switch.

Switch Ping Test