Install Network Sensor using vSphere client

Follow these steps to deploy the Network Sensor's probes in your environment:

  1. Open the vSphere client, and click File > Add OVF template to create an OVF template for the Network Sensor Virtual Appliance (NSVA) that will be used to configure and activate the Network Sensor in your environment.


    You can select a template from:

    After selecting the OVF template click NEXT.

  2. Name the network sensor virtual appliance and select the deployment location.

    Click NEXT.

  3. Select the target endpoints in your environment where to deploy the Network Sensor probes and then click NEXT.

  4. Verify the details of your NSVA template and click NEXT.

  5. On the Select storage page, define where and how to store the files for the deployed NSVA template.

    1. Select the disk format for the virtual machine virtual disks.

      Choose from the available options:

      • Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed

      • Thick Provision Eager Zeroed

      • Thin Provision

    2. Select a storage policy.


      This option is available only if storage policies are enabled on the target endpoints.

    3. Select a datastore to store the deployed NSVA template.

      The configuration file and virtual disk files are stored on the datastore. Select a datastore large enough to accommodate the virtual appliance and all associated virtual disk files.

  6. On the Select networks page:

    1. Select the network interface that establishes communication between the Network Sensor appliance and GravityZone .

    2. Select the SPAN network that will be monitored by the Network Sensor probes.

  7. NSVA-Select_networks.png

    Click NEXT.

  8. Optionally, customize the NSVA deployment properties and click NEXT.

  9. On the Ready to complete page, review the details and click FINISH.


    After the creation task is completed, open your Network Sensor virtual appliance and start the configuration process.