To install MPLS Management Suite, Multicast Manager, and Network Protocol Management Suite, you need to meet the requirements or perform the tasks that are listed in Installation requirements and tasks.

Note:

To install additional components to an existing installation, you can perform an installation or an upgrade.

Table 1. Installation requirements and tasks

Before you install

The Broker should be installed, configured, and operating.

VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide

The Global Console, Global Manager, and Service Assurance products should be installed, configured, and licensed.

VMware Smart Assurance Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, and NPM Managers

IP Availability Manager should be installed, configured, and licensed.

VMware Smart Assurance Installation Guide for SAM, IP, ESM, MPLS, and NPM Managers

Review the important release issues for the product.

VMware Smart Assurance Multicast Manager Release Notes

Obtain an evaluation or permanent license for the product.

“Obtain and install a temporary license file”

Determine if the products are supported on your platform.

“Operating system requirements”

Review the patch requirements for your operating system.

“Recommended patch levels”

Determine if your system meets the hardware requirements.

“Hardware requirements”

Installation method

Install the product.

Select one of the following installation methods:

After you install

Save your license in the proper location:

  • Evaluation license – Save <license_name>.lic to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory.

  • Permanent license – Use the procedures described in the VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide.

“Obtain and install a temporary license file”

If your product is part of a deployment that requires the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a U.S. government computer security standard governing cryptographic modules, perform the procedure to enable products in FIPS mode.

“Support for FIPS 140-2 for 8.1.5 products”

If you installed the products as services, start them for the first time.

Verify the current state of the products and the Broker.

“Verify the product status”