The VIA VM runs on the laptop or management host. A jump VM runs on the management host.

If you have multiple physical racks in your environment, you have the following options:

  • Image the racks sequentially - image rack 1 first followed by the remaining racks one at a time.

  • Image the racks in parallel by configuring a VIA VM per physical rack.

Hardware Configuration

Table 1. Jump VM Hardware Configuration

Virtual Hardware

Value

Memory

4 GB

vCPU

1 virtual socket, 2 cores per socket

Video card

1 display

SSCI Controller 0

LSI Logic SAS

bus sharing: none

Hard disk

120 GB, Thin Provision

CD/DVD

Client device

Floppy drive

Removed

Network adapters

2 VMXNET3 vNICs

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit or Win2K12

Virtual Machine version

Hardware version 8

Navigate to Options > Advanced > General

Disable logging

keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"

Software Configuration

Perform the following tasks to prepare the jump VM.

  • Install the Windows 2012 Essentials operating system on the VM.

  • Install VMware Tools.

  • Install the latest Windows patches.

  • Enables Windows update using the VMware OS Optimization Tool.

  • Install the following applications:

    • Firefox or Chrome web browsers

    • PuTTy

    • WinSCP

    • vSphere Web Client

    • VMware Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)

    • Java Runtime Environment

  • If internet access is not available from the Access Virtual Machine, download the executables and binaries for the applications on the VM.

  • Verify that Remote Desktop Connection is enabled on the Access Virtual Machine.

  • Add a route to allow BMC access to the physical servers. For example,

    route add 192.168.0.0 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.1 if 16

    where 16 is the ID for rack 1. To find the interface number, follow the steps below.

    1. In a command window, type the command netsh.

    2. Type the command int ipv4 show interfaces.