To prepare a bare metal server to be a fabric node, you must install some third-party packages.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the user performing the installation has administrative permission to do the following actions, some of which may require sudo permissions:
    • Download and untar the bundle.

    • Run dpkg or rpm commands for installing/uninstalling NSX components.

    • Execute nsxcli command for executing join management plane commands.

  • Verify that the virtualization packages are installed.
    • Redhat or CentOS - yum install libvirt-libs
    • Ubuntu - apt-get install libvirt0
    • SUSE - zypper install libvirt-libs

Procedure

  • On Ubuntu, run apt-get install <package_name> to install the third-party packages.
    Ubuntu 18.04.2 Ubuntu 16.04
    traceroute
    python-mako
    python-netaddr  
    python-simplejson  
    python-unittest2  
    python-yaml  
    python-openssl   
    dkms  
    libvirt0
    libelf-dev
    libunwind8
    libgflags2v5
    libgoogle-perftools4
    traceroute
    python-mako
    python-simplejson
    python-unittest2
    python-yaml
    python-netaddr
    python-openssl
    libboost-filesystem1.58.0
    libboost-chrono1.58.0
    libgoogle-glog0v5
    dkms
    libboost-date-time1.58.0
    python-protobuf
    python-gevent
    libsnappy1v5
    libleveldb1v5
    libboost-program-options1.58.0
    libboost-thread1.58.0
    libboost-iostreams1.58.0
    libvirt0
    libelf-dev
  • On RHEL or CentOS, run yum install to install the third-party packages.
    RHEL 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6 CentOS 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6
    tcpdump
    boost-filesystem
    PyYAML
    boost-iostreams
    boost-chrono
    python-mako
    python-netaddr
    python-six
    gperftools-libs
    libunwind
    libelf-dev
    snappy
    boost-date-time
    c-ares
    redhat-lsb-core
    wget
    net-tools
    yum-utils
    lsof
    python-gevent
    libev
    python-greenlet
    libvirt-libs
    tcpdump
    boost-filesystem
    PyYAML
    boost-iostreams
    boost-chrono
    python-mako
    python-netaddr
    python-six
    gperftools-libs
    libunwind
    libelf-dev
    snappy
    boost-date-time
    c-ares
    redhat-lsb-core
    wget
    net-tools
    yum-utils
    lsof
    python-gevent
    libev
    python-greenlet
    libvirt-libs
  • On SUSE, run zypper install <package_name> to install the third-party packages manually.
    net-tools
    tcpdump
    python-simplejson
    python-netaddr
    python-PyYAML
    python-six
    libunwind
    wget
    lsof
    libcap-progs
    libvirt-libs