Prerequisites for Integrating V Series Nodes with NSX-T

The following are the prerequisites for integrating V Series nodes with NSX-T:

  • VMware vCenter Standard Version must be 7.0 with the required privileges. Refer to Required VMware Virtual Center Privileges for more information on vCenter privileges.
  • Before deploying V Series nodes through GigaVUE-FM, Service segment must be created in the NSX-T manager.
  • NSX-T version must be .
  • ESXi hosts must have the minimum vCPU and memory resources.
  • GigaVUE-FM version must be 5.10.01 or later.
  • V Series 2 device OVA image file.
  • Port number 8889 must be available for GigaVUE-FM to access V Series nodes.

Note:  You cannot have both GigaVUE-VM and V Series node visibility solutions deployed on the same vCenter.

The V Series 2 Node OVA image files can be downloaded from Gigamon Customer Portal.

Network Firewall Requirements

Following are the Network Firewall Requirements for V Series 2 node deployment.

Direction

Type

Protocol

Port

Source/Destination

Purpose

GigaVUE‑FM

Inbound

HTTPS
SSH

TCP

443
22

Administrator Subnet

Management connection to GigaVUE‑FM

Outbound

HTTPS

TCP

443

All ESXi hosts IP, vCenter IP and NSX-T manager IP

In ESXi platform, it allows GigaVUE-FM to communicate with vCenter and all ESXi hosts to import the V Series OVA files.

In NSX-T platform, it allows GigaVUE-FM to communicate with vCenter for inventory collection and NSX-T manager for vseries service insertion /registration.

Outbound

Custom TCP Rule

TCP

8889

V Series 2 Node IP

Allows GigaVUE‑FM to communicate with V Series node

V Series 2 node

Inbound

Custom TCP Rule

TCP

8889

GigaVUE-FM IP

Allows GigaVUE‑FM to communicate with V Series node

Inbound

UDP
IP
UDP (VXLAN)
GRE
UDPGRE
4789
Protocol 47
4754

Ingress Tunnel

Allows to UDPGRE Tunnel to communicate and tunnel traffic to V Series nodes

Outbound

Custom UDP Rule

UDP (VXLAN)
GRE
VXLAN (default 4789)
Protocol 47

Tool IP

Allows V Series node to communicate and tunnel traffic to the Tool

Outbound (optional)

ICMP

ICMP

echo request
echo reply

Tool IP

Allows V Series node to health check tunnel destination traffic

Recommended Form Factor (Instance Types)

The form factor (instance type) size of the V Series is configured on the OVF file and packaged as part of the OVA image file. The following table lists the available form factors and sizes based on memory and the number of vCPUs for a single V series node. Instances sizes can be different for V Series nodes in different ESXi hosts and the default size is Small.

Type

Memory

vCPU

Disk space

Small 4GB 2vCPU 8GB
Medium 8GB 4 vCPU 8GB
Large 16GB 8 vCPU 8GB

Required VMware Virtual Center Privileges

This section lists the minimum privileges required for the GigaVUE‑FM user in Virtual Center.

The following table lists the minimum required permissions for GigaVUE‑FM to manage the virtual center user with roles specified above.

Category

Required Privilege

Purpose

Virtual machine

Interaction

■   Power on
■   Power Off

V Series Node Deployment

V Series Node Deployment