Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

AMP installation on ESX vSphere

Question- How do I install Airwave on a ESX host?

Answer- ***Creating a New Virtual Machine to run AMP on vSphere/ESX 4.0 and later*** 

1) Click Create a new virtual machine from the VMware Infrastructure Client 

2) Click Next to select a Typical Virtual Machine Configuration 

3) Name your virtual machine (AirWave Management Platform) and then click Next 

4) Select an available datastore with sufficient space for the number of APs your AMP will manage (see AirWave hardware sizing guide , Choosing the right server hardware for information and a table outlining suggested disk space for typical wireless network setups), then click Next 

5) Click the Linux radio button and select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6 (for 7.6 and later select Linux 6 ) from the drop-down menu, then click Next 

6) Select a minimum required virtual processors (for more information, see AirWave hardware sizing guide , Choosing the right server hardware for a table listing AMP processor requirements), then click Next 

7) Enter  the minimum virtual RAM (more virtual RAM may be required, please see AirWave hardware sizing guide , Choosing the right server hardware for a table listing RAM requirements for AMP and Visual RF), click Next 

8) Accept VMware's default virtual network adapter and click Next 

9) Allocate a virtual disk large enough to contain the AMP operating system, application and data files (see page 6, Choosing the right server hardware lists suggested disk space allocations for typical wireless network deployments), click Next 

10) Review the virtual machine settings, then click Finish when done 


***Installing AMP on the Virtual Machine*** 

Running the AMP install on a VMware virtual machine can typically be done in one of three ways: 

1) By burning an AMP ISO to CD , inserting the CD into a physical drive on a VMware server, then configuring the AMP virtual machine to boot from the CD 

2) Copying the AMP ISO to the VMware servers datastore, or to a networked file system available to the VMware server, then configuring the AMP virtual machine to boot from the ISO file 

3) Using either a local physical CD or an AMP ISO file from the VMware Infrastructure Client, then creating a virtual CD on the virtual AMP to point to and boot from that device 

Overall, option #2 is probably the most efficient method to install AMP. In addition, after booting the AMP virtual machine with either a physical CD or an ISO image file, the install process is identical to the steps outlined in the AirWave Quick Start Guide. 



***Installing VMware Tools on AMP: vSphere/ESX 4.0 and later (Required)*** 

1. Select/highlight a Virtual Machine list 

2. From the VMware Infrastructure Client, select Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools 

3. Enter the following commands on the AMP command line: 

# mkdir /media/cdrom 

# mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom 

# cd /tmp/ 

# rpm -Uvh /media/cdrom/*.rpm 

4. Run the VMware Tools setup and install script: 

# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl 

 

AnswerLT- Also see : https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/The-Seven-Simple-Rules-for-Virtualizing-the-AirWave-Management-Platform-VAMP

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