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Installing Network Insights Software on a Virtual Machine

You can install JSA Network Insights 7.5.0 or later on a virtual machine. Installing earlier versions of Network Insights is not supported.

SUMMARY After you create your virtual machine, install the Network Insights software.


Resizing logical volumes is not supported.

Download the installation file from Juniper Downloads. The following table shows which installation file is required based on the version of Network Insights that you want to install.

Table 1: Network Insights Installation Files
Installation version Installation file
JSA Network Insights 7.5.0 Use the JSA installation file, which looks similar to this one:


This file installs the JSA Console and the managed hosts, including JSA Network Insights.

  1. In the left navigation pane of your VMware vSphere Client, select your virtual machine.
  2. In the right pane, click the Summary tab.
  3. In the Commands pane, click Edit Settings.
  4. In the left pane of the Virtual Machine Properties window, click CD/DVD Drive 1.
  5. In the Device Status pane, select the Connect at power on check box.
  6. In the Device Type pane, select Datastore ISO File and click Browse.
  7. In the Browse Datastores window, locate and select the ISO file, click Open and then click OK.
  8. After the ISO image is installed, right-click your virtual machine and click Power > Power On.

    The installation process takes approximately one hour to complete.

  9. Log in to the virtual machine by typing root for the user name.

    The user name is case-sensitive.

  10. Review the End User License Agreement (EULA) and accept the license.

    Press the Space bar to advance through the document.

  11. Select Software Install.
  12. On the Select the Appliance ID page, choose Network Insights Software.
  13. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation.
    The Network Information Setup window prompts for the following network settings:
    • Host name (fully qualified domain name)
    • IP Address
    • Network Mask
    • Gateway
    • Primary DNS
    • Secondary DNS (Optional)
    • Public IP address (Not supported)

    After you configure the installation parameters, a series of messages are displayed. The installation process might take several minutes.

  14. Add the Network Insights managed host to JSA:
    1. Log in to JSA:

      The default user name is admin. The password is the password of the root user account.

    2. On the Admin tab, in the System Configuration section, click System and License Management.
    3. In the Display list, select Systems.
    4. On the Deployment Actions menu, click Add Host.
    5. Configure the settings for the managed host by providing the fixed IP address, and the root password to access the operating system shell on the appliance.
    6. Click Add.
    7. On the Admin tab, click Advanced > Deploy Full Configuration.
  15. Apply your license key.
    1. On the Admin tab, click System Configuration.
    2. Click the System and License Management icon.
    3. From the Display list, select Licenses, and upload your license key.
    4. Select the unallocated license and click Allocate System to License.
    5. From the list of licenses, select the license, and click Allocate License to System.
    6. Click Deploy License Changes.

    Only the Network Insights managed host requires a license. The JSA Console does not need a Network Insights license.