NoteStep 1OpenVMware vSphereclient.Step 2Log in to VMware host.Step 3ChooseFile>Deploy OVF Templatefrom the VMware vSphere Client.Step 4ClickBrowseto select the OVA template, and clickNext.Step 5Confirm the details in the OVF Template Details page, and clickNext.Step 6Enter a name for the virtual machine in the Name and Location page to uniquely identify it, and clickNext.Step 7Choose a data store to host the OVA.Step 8Click theThick Provisionradio button in the Disk Format page, and clickNext.Install ISE on a VMware Virtual Machine10Install ISE on a VMware Virtual MachineInstall Cisco ISE on Virtual Machines
Cisco ISE supports both thick and thin provisioning. However, we recommend that you choose thick provisioning forbetter performance, especially for Monitoring nodes. If you choose thin provisioning, operations such as upgrade,backup and restore, and debug logging that require more disk space might be impacted during initial disk expansion.Step 9Verify the information in the Ready to Complete page. Check thePower on after deploymentcheck box.Step 10ClickFinish.Related TopicsVirtual Machine Appliance Size Recommendations, on page 5Support for Open Virtualization Format, on page 2Install Cisco ISE on Virtual Machines Using the ISO FileTo install Cisco ISE on a VM using the ISO file:Before you begin• Ensure that you read and allocate VM resources according to the requirements specified in this chapter.• Ensure that you have read thePrerequisites for Configuring a VMware ESXi Server, on page 11section.• Download the Cisco ISE ISO image from Cisco.com.Step 1Configure a VMware server. SeeConfigure a VMware Server, on page 13.Step 2Configure a VMware system to boot from a software DVD. SeeConfigure a VMware System to Boot From a Cisco ISESoftware DVD, on page 15.Step 3Install Cisco ISE software on the VM. SeeCisco ISE Setup Program ParametersRelated TopicsVirtual Machine Appliance Size Recommendations, on page 5Cisco ISE ISO Installation on Virtual Machine Fails, on page 17Prerequisites for Configuring a VMware ESXi ServerReview the following configuration prerequisites listed in this section before you attempt to configure aVMWare ESXi server:• Remember to log in to the ESXi server as a user with administrative privileges (root user).• Cisco ISE is a 64-bit system. Before you install a 64-bit system, ensure that Virtualization Technology(VT) is enabled on the ESXi server. You must also ensure that your guest operating system type is setto Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit).• For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the default NIC type is VMXNET3 Adapter. You can add up to fourNICs for your Cisco ISE virtual machine, but ensure that you choose the same Adapter for all the NICs.