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Deploy and Configure Security Director Insights with Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) Files


Security Director Insights requires VMware ESXi server version 6.5 or later to support a virtual machine (VM) with the following configuration:

  • 8 CPUs

  • 24-GB RAM

  • 1.2-TB disk space

If you are not familiar with using VMware ESXi servers, see VMware Documentation and select the appropriate VMware vSphere version.

To deploy and configure the Security Director Insights with OVA files, perform the following tasks:

  1. Download the Security Director Insights VM OVA image from the Juniper Networks software download page.Note

    Do not change the name of the Security Director Insights VM image file that you download from the Juniper Networks support site. If you change the name of the image file, the creation of the Security Director Insights VM may fail.

  2. Launch the vSphere Client that is connected to the ESXi server, where the Security Director Insights VM is to be deployed.
  3. Select File > Deploy OVF Template.

    The Deploy OVF Template page appears, as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Select an OVF Template Page
    Select an OVF
Template Page
  4. In the Select an OVF template page, select the URL option if you want to download the OVA image from the internet or select Local file to browse the local drive and upload the OVA image.
  5. Click Next.

    The Select a name and folder page appears.

  6. Specify the OVA name, installation location for the VM, and click Next.

    The Select a compute resource page appears.

  7. Select the destination compute resource for the VM, and click Next.

    The Review details page appears.

  8. Verify the OVA details and click Next.

    The License agreements page appears, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2: License Agreements Page
    License Agreements
  9. Accept the EULA and click Next.

    The Select storage page appears.

  10. Select the destination file storage for the VM configuration files and the disk format. (Thin Provision is for smaller disks and Thick Provision is for larger disks.)

    Click Next. The Select networks page appears.

  11. Select the network interfaces that will be used by the VM.

    IP allocation can be configured for DHCP or Static addressing. We recommend using Static IP Allocation Policy.

    Click Next. The Customize template page appears. For DHCP instructions, see to Step 13.

  12. For IP allocation as Static, configure the following parameters for the virtual machine:
    • IP address—Enter the Security Director Insights VM IP address.

    • Netmask—Enter the netmask.

    • Gateway—Enter the gateway address.

    • DNS Address 1—Enter the primary DNS address.

    • DNS Address 2—Enter the secondary DNS address.

    Figure 3: Customize Template Page
    Customize Template
  13. For IP allocation as DHCP, enter the search domain, hostname, device name, and device description for the virtual machine.

    This option is recommended only for the Proof of Concept type of short-term deployments. Do not use this option.

    Click Next. The Ready to complete page appears, as shown in Figure 4.

    Figure 4: Ready to Complete Page
    Ready to Complete
  14. Verify all the details and click Finish to begin the OVA installation.
  15. After the OVA is installed successfully, power on the VM and wait for the boot-up to complete.
  16. Once the VM powers on, in the CLI terminal, log in as administrator with the default username as “admin” and password as “abc123”.

    After you log in, you will be prompted to change the default admin password. Enter a new password to change the default password, as shown in Figure 5.

    Figure 5: Default Admin Password Reset
    Default Admin
Password Reset

    The Security Director Insights deployment is now complete.