To deploy the BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) system on ESXi, you perform these tasks:
To successfully deploy and run the BIG-IQ® VE system, the host system must satisfy minimum requirements.
The host system must include these elements:
The first step in deploying BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) is to download the OVA file to your local system. Next, you can run the Deploy OVF Template wizard from within the ESXi vSphere client. Follow the steps in this procedure to create an instance of the BIG-IQ system that runs as a virtual machine on the host system.
The BIG-IQ file package creates a 95GB disk footprint at installation.
The Data Collection Device file package creates a 500GB disk footprint at installation.
There are two default accounts used for initial configuration and setup:
You should change passwords for both accounts before bringing a system into production.
If no IP address was assigned, you can assign one by using the BIG-IQConfiguration utility.
When assigned, the management IP address appears in the Summary tab of the vSphere client. Alternatively, a hypervisor generic statement can be used, such as tmsh list sys management-ip.