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Network Insights Software Installations on a Virtual Appliance

SUMMARY You can install Network Insights software on a VMWare ESXi virtual machine.

A virtual appliance provides the same visibility and function in your virtual network infrastructure that Network Insights appliances provide in your physical environment.

To install a virtual appliance, complete the following tasks in order:
  • Ensure that your virtual appliance meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Create a virtual machine.
  • Install Network Insights software on the virtual machine.
  • Add the virtual appliance to your JSA deployment.

You cannot stack virtual Network Insights appliances.

Your ESXi server network adapter must be in promiscuous mode for your Network Insights virtual appliances to receive network traffic.


Do not install software other than JSA Network Insights on the virtual machine.