How to install, access and register the NSv in VMware ESXi deployment?
04/16/2021 2 5124
This article depicts the steps to install the NSv appliance on the ESXi server and registering it from the SonicOS GUI.
The steps involved are,
- Obtaining the OVA from MySonicWall
- Installing the NSv on ESXi
- Registering the NSv from SonicOS GUI
Obtaining the OVA from MySonicWall:
1. Using a web browser, log into the MySonicWall account.
2. Navigate to My Products | Register Product.
3. Fill in the Serial Number, Friendly Name, Product Group, and Authentication Code fields, and then click Register.
4. The Registration Code is displayed. Make a note of it. Access to the OVA file for the respective NSv model is allowed.
5. Download the OVA file and save it.
6. The OVA file will be ready to get deployed on the ESXi server.
Installing the NSv on ESXi:
7. Download the NSv Series OVA file from MySonicWall to a computer with vSphere / vCenter access.
8. Access vSphere or vCenter and log on to the ESXi server.
9. Navigate to the location where the NSv should be installed, and select the folder.
10. To begin the import process, click Actions and select Deploy OVF Template.
11. In the Select template screen, choose radio option Local file and click Browse and navigate to the NSv's OVA file downloaded previously.
12. Click Next.
13. In the Select name and location screen, type a descriptive name for the NSv appliance in the Name field and then select the location for it from the ESXi folder structure.
14. Click Next.
15. In the Select a resource screen, click Next to accept the default resource for the selected folder, or select a different resource and then click Next. (Wait while the resource is validated. This is the resource pool where the template is deployed.)
16. In the Review details screen, verify the template details and then click Next.
17. In the Accept license agreements screen, read the agreement, click Accept and then click Next.
18. In the Select storage screen, first select a datastore from the table. This is the location where the NSv (virtual machine) files are stored.
19. Leave the default settings for the datastore provisioning and click Next. The default is Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed.
20. In the Select networks screen, first sort the list of interfaces by clicking the Source Network column heading. Then select the vswitch networks that are mapped to the NSv appliance interfaces. (The source networks are the NSv appliance interfaces (X0, X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7), and the destination networks are the vswitch ports of the existing vswitch network configuration.)
21. Typically, the NSv Series is deployed between the internal network and a network with internet access. Therefore map the source X0 to the LAN network (vswitch port), and map the source X1 to the WAN network (vswitch port) with connectivity to the internet.
22. Click Next.
23. In the Ready to complete screen, review the settings and click Finish to create the NSv appliance. (To change a setting, click Back to navigate back through the screens to make a change.)
24. The name of the new NSv appliance appears in the left pane of the vSphere or vCenter window when completed.
25. To access the newly deployed NSv firewall, refer [[How to access the new NSv on VMware ESXi deployment?|200421063858060]].
Registering the NSv from SonicOS GUI:
26. Login to the NSv appliance using its LAN IP address or WAN IP address and authenticate using its meant credentials. (The default NSv login credential remains admin / password in case if its not changed in Step 25).
27. Click the Register link in the top banner or on the MONITOR | System | Status page.
28. Enter the MySonicWall credentials and click LOGIN.
29. Fill in the Serial Number, Authentication Code and Friendly Name fields and then click SUBMIT.
30. Acknowledge the registration completion notification by clicking CONTINUE.
SonicOS automatically restarts and then displays the login page.