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Deploy and Configure Security Director Cloud Insights On-premises Collector with Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) Files

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

  • 16 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 Cloud Insights with OVA files, perform the following tasks:

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

    Do not change the name of the Security Director Cloud 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 Cloud Insights VM may fail.

  2. Launch the vSphere Client that is connected to the ESXi server, where the Security Director Cloud 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 PageSelect 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 Agreement PageLicense Agreement Page
  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 for the VM.

    Configure IP allocation for DHCP or Static addressing. We recommend using Static IP Allocation Policy.

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

  12. For IP allocation as Static, configure the following parameters for the VM:
    • IP address—Enter the Security Director Cloud 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 Page
  13. For IP allocation as DHCP, enter the search domain, hostname, device name, and device description for the VM.

    We recommend this option 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 Page
  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. After 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, the system prompts you 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
  17. Follow the wizard to configure the network details (hostname, connection and so on) on the cloud.
    After you deploy the Security Director Cloud Insights VM, if you want to change the tenant to which the on-premises collector is connected, then go to the CLI and run the sdic configure command.

    The format of the command is sdic configure <username> <password> <realm>.

The Security Director Cloud Insights deployment is now complete.