Prerequisites for Integrating V Series Nodes with ESXi

The following are the prerequisites for integrating V Series nodes with ESXi:

  • VMware vCenter ESXi Standard Version must be 6.7 u3, and 7.0.
  • ESXi hosts must have the minimum vCPU and memory resources. Refer to Recommended Form Factor (Instance Types) for more information.
  • V Series 2 device OVA image file.
  • All the target VMs must have VMware guest tools or Open VM tools.
  • Port 8889 must be available for GigaVUE-FM to access V Series nodes.
  • TCP Port 443 must be open between the GigaVUE‑FM instance and the ESXi host to upload the OVA files.

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

Recommended Form Factor (Instance Types)

The form factor (instance) 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 (instance types) 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.




Disk space


Small 4GB 2vCPU 8GB 1 Management interface, 1 Tunnel interface, and 8 vTAP interfaces
Medium 8GB 4 vCPU
Large 16GB 8 vCPU