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Install on ESXi

The instructions below are for installing Apstra software on an ESXi hypervisor. For information specific to using ESXi, refer to VMware's ESXi documentation.

  1. Confirm that you are running a supported ESXi version and that the platform has enough resources for the Apstra server.
  2. Apstra software is delivered pre-installed on a single virtual machine (VM). As a registered support user, download the OVA Apstra VM image from Juniper Support Downloads.
  3. Log into vCenter, right-click your target deployment environment and click Deploy OVF Template.
  4. Specify the URL or local file location for the OVA file you downloaded and click Next.
  5. Specify a unique name and target location for the VM and click Next.
  6. Select your destination compute resource and click Next.
  7. Review template details and click Next.
  8. Select storage for the files and click Next. We recommend thick provisioning for the Apstra server.
  9. Map the Apstra Management network to enable it to reach the virtual networks that the Apstra server will manage on ESXi, then click Next.
  10. Review your specifications and click Finish.

Start the VM (if not already running) and configure the Apstra server.