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Creating your Virtual Machine

SUMMARY To install a virtual appliance, you must first use VMWare ESXi to create a virtual machine.

Ensure that your virtual appliance meets the minimum system requirements. For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Appliance Installations for Network Insights.
  1. From the VMware vSphere Client, click File > New > Virtual Machine.
  2. Add the Name and Location, and select the Datastore for the new virtual machine.
  3. Use the following steps to guide you through the choices:
    1. In the Configuration pane of the Create New Virtual Machine window, select Custom.
    2. In the Virtual Machine Version pane, select Virtual Machine Version: 7.
    3. For the Operating System (OS), select Linux, and select Red Hat Enterprise Linux V7.9 64-bit for JSA 7.5.0.
    4. On the CPUs page, configure the number of virtual processors that you want for the virtual machine.
    5. In the Memory Size field, type or select the RAM required for your deployment. Select 64 GB or more.
    6. Use the following table to configure your network interfaces.
      Table 1: Network Interface Configuration Parameters



      How many NICs do you want to connect

      You must attach at least two Network Interface Controllers.

      One controller is dedicated to network management, and at least one controller is required for network capture.

      Adapter VMXNET3
    7. In the SCSI controller pane, select VMware Paravirtual.
    8. In the Disk pane, select Create a new virtual disk and use the following table to configure the virtual disk parameters.
      Table 2: Settings for the Virtual Disk Size and Provisioning Policy Parameters
      Property Option
      Capacity 480 GB
      Disk Provisioning Thin provision
      Advanced options Do not configure
  4. On the Ready to Complete page, review the settings and click Finish.