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VMWare cisco n1000v installer application missing

EE,

I recently installed Cisco n1000v from an ova file and did initial setup.

It powered on fine but when I went to http://n1000v_ipaddress, the installer application is missing. All I get is the xml file and VEMs.

Does anyone know what what wrong or do you think I need to re download the virtual supervisor module from Cisco? I'm assuming it pulls the installer application from the folder which the OVA resides?

Thanks in advance
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Browsing to the IP Address of the Cisco n1000v is normal to show xml files, these are the files that register with vCenter Server!

Nexus
here's what our Nexus 1000 looks like as an example, if we go http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Register with vCenter.
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response

But I attached a pic to make my question more clear, my question is why doesn't the Cisco installer application show up so I can actually map port groups and all that stuff through the wizard? It has shown up on all my previous builds. The only difference here is that I'm using a slightly updated OVA vers 4.1.0.5a or something.


n1000v-installer-packagen1000v-installer.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We've always configured using vCenter, and the vSphere Plugin. (or using the XML file). e.g. manually.

But what version of the OVA are you using, and when deploying did you select using "Installer"

Nexus Deployment via OVF
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The Launch Installer has been deprecated by Cisco!

e.g. no longer supported, and should not be used. In recent versions of the Nexus OVA it has been removed. Ealier versions had the words (deprecated) after it!
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Ahah! thanks hanc, I was thinking the same thing but thought maybe it was a bad file at first since I copied it from some random file server. Forgot the specific OVA but it's newer than I'm used to.

So I guess I'll have to configure it through the xml or the plugin.

What is that plugin name that you use to configure it with? Like all the port groups mappings and stuff?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A. Open the vSphere Client.

The local host—VMware Infrastructure Client dialog box opens.

B. From the Plug-Ins menu, choose Manage Plug-Ins.

The Plug-In Manager dialog box opens.

C. At the Bottom, underneath Available Plugins, Right Click and Select New Plugin

D. Click Browse and choose the cisco_nexus1000v_extension.xml file, that you have downloaded, and follow the Wizard to Register.
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Great! thanks again for the help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No Problems.
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