Cloud Lab-25: vCNS Deployment for vCloud – “Install and Configure”

LAB-25 TASKS 

In this Lab we will perform following tasks

  1. Download vCNS appliance from VMWare
  2. Information required for vCNS deployment.
  3. Deploy vCNS Appliance
  4. Initial vCNS Appliance Configuration
  5. Configure vCNS
  6. Configure vCNS License.

1-Download vCNS appliance from VMware

Download your vCNS appliance latest Version from VMWARE.com

2-Information required for vCNS deployment.

Following information will required for vCNS installation.

  • Set VM name (vCNS-LB)
  • Configure an IP address (168.150.27)
  • DNS IP address (192.168.150.1)
  • Verify time and time zone settings (GMT+5)
  • Enter forward and Reverse DNS Entry for vcns-lb.vmlab.com

3-Deploy vCNS Appliance

VMware Cloud and Network Security (Formally named as vShield) comes in virtual appliance format. To deploy vCNS go to your management vCenter and right click on the host-> Click “Deploy OVF Template”.

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It will warn you Client Integration plugin is not installed. This Plug-in enable your vCenter web client to upload the data on vCenter. Skip this part if you already installed the plug-in.

Click “Download the Client Integration Plug-in”

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Click “Run” the plug-in

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Click “Run” again. Make sure your browser will be closed.

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Client Integration plugin installer starts. Just click couple of next to install it.

Once plug-in installed. Open the vCenter web client and start the ovf deployment wizard again.it will prompt you below message, click “allow”

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Now select “local file”, because we already downloaded the appliance, Click “browse”.

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Now browse the appliance, Click “Next”

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Check “Accept extra configuration options”, review the information. Click “next”

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Accept the License agreement. Click “Next”

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Enter the Name of Appliance VM (vCNS-LB) and select where you want to place it. Click “Next”

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Select the datastore of the VM. Click “Next”

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Choose “Management network” for Appliance. Click “Next”

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Review the summary, Click “Power on after deployment”. Click “Finish”

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4-Initial vCNS Appliance Configuration

Open a “console” to the VM and you will see its booting up

Login to the vShield Manager (vCNS) with the default username and password

Username: admin

Password: default

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Enter enable mode, type setup and configure the network settings

Type “enable” and hit enter

Re-enter the admin password “default”

Type “setup” and hit enter

Enter the management network settings (IP address, mask, gateway, DNS and search domain)

Save the new configuration with “y” enter

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Type “exit” to exit from setup.

5-Configure vCNS.

Now open Internet Explorer and browse to the IP you just set e.g. https://192.168.150.27 or FQDN (vCNS-LB.vmlab.com)

Login with the same credentials

Username: admin

Password: default

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This is the admin interface of vShield Manager (vCNS) (you can also get to it from vSphere client once vCenter server is register)

Ensure you are usder “Settings and Reports”

Click the “Configuration” tab

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Register the Lookup Service

Click “Edit” next to vCenter Server, if you are using vCenter 5.1 or later you need to use the lookup service.

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Enter the given information

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Click “YES”.

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Verify the lookup Service configured.

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Register Virtual Center

In Configuration tab -> under vCenter Server-> Click “Edit”

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Provide the VCenter information. Click “Ok”

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Click “Yes”

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Verify vCenter is registered

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6-Configure vCNS License

Now open vCenter from web client-> from home page in Administration Section-> Click Licensing.

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In Licensing Section ->Click Solution Tab-> Select vCloud Network and Security -> Assign License Key

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Assign the key. I am using my cloud suit key.

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Verify new key has been configured and now his expiry shows “never”

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