Last updated on: 2023-08-29 10:06:08.

Deploy in VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO)

PREREQUISITE: The following table lists the VNFM-required administrative VMware VIO 5.1 environment components and guidelines that must exist PRIOR to creating a VNFM instance in your VMware project.

  1. Verify that the following networks exist in your VIM. Click the following component links to learn more about using VIO 5.1:

    Component Description
    Networks You must create seven separate Networks. The only requirement is that you create seven, separated networks for the required pre-existing networks.
    Networks IP Version

    A network protocol profile contains a pool of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for use by vApps. When you create a network protocol profile, you set up its IPv4 or IPv6 configuration. You must associate a network protocol profile for each port group.


    The VLAN IDs for the PDN, PGW, and MGMT port groups must use the same VLAN IDs as the corresponding physical networks.

  2. Unpack and upload the following image files:

  3. Start an instance.

  4. You can modify your OVF file and fine tune your instance for Nagios, DAG, and VNF resources. Options include:

    • DAG - vCPU: 8, RAM: 16GB, Root disk: 160GB
    • VNF - vCPU: 8, RAM: 16GB, Root disk: 160GB
    • Nagios - vCPU: 4, RAM: 8GB, Root disk: 60GB
    • BIG-IQ - vCPU: 4, RAM: 16GB, Root disk: 160GB
  5. OPIONAL: Allocate a floating IP.

  6. Access your VNFM.

Access your VNFM

  1. Using https, point your browser to the IP address that you assigned to the VNF Manager on the management network, and then login using admin for both username and password.
  2. Secure access to your F5 VNF Manager.

What’s next?

Secure access to your F5 VNF Manager.