This section describes how to install and activate the Virtual Edge on VMware ESXi using a cloud-init config file. The cloud-init config contains interface configurations and the activation key of the Edge.

KVM provides multiple ways to provide networking to virtual machines. VeloCloud recommends the following options:
  • SR-IOV
  • Linux Bridge
  • OpenVSwitch Bridge

If you decide to use SR-IOV mode, enable SR-IOV on VMware ESXi. For steps, see Enable SR-IOV on VMware:

To install VeloCloud Virtual Edge on VMware ESXi, see Installing a Virtual Edge on VMware ESXi.