This document contains instructions for deploying a Virtual Machine version of the Uplogix Control Center on a compatible VMWare server.
These instructions are applicable for both the production Virtual Control Center and the non-production, Evaluation Virtual Control Center.
|825 GB (Thin provisioned)||8 GB||8 Cores|
Due to the nature of VM environments, some resource allocations can be adjusted for smaller deployments. See Advanced Resource Tuning for more information.
To deploy the Virtual Control Center, choose your version of ESXi below.
The default resource allocation has been thoroughly tested to support deployments up to 2,000 Local Managers. Smaller deployments will use fewer resources, so VM administrators may elect to set lower limits for storage, memory, and CPU.
|Deployment Size||Storage||Memory||CPUs (2+ GhHz)|
|1000+||825 GB||8 GB||8 cores|
|250 – 999||~650 GB||8 GB||8 cores|
|100 – 249||~550 GB||4 GB*||4 cores|
|1 – 99||~450 GB||4 GB*||2 cores|
|Evaluation vUCC||~65 GB||1 GB*||2 cores|
The Control Center will initially use about 430 GB of space after initial deployment. The total disk space used will grow as more Local Managers are added to the deployment but will not exceed 825 GB.
The Evaluation Control Center will initially use 50 GB and can grow to a maximum of 100 GB.
SSDs are recommended for maximum performance, though SAS drives can be used in smaller (<250) deployments. SATA drives should only be used on non-production, Evaluation UCCs.
If less than 8 GB is allocated for memory, you will need to update the Control Center’s memory configuration.
The number of CPUs allocated to the Control Center can be modified without any changes to software. A restart of the VM may be necessary after modifying the CPU allocation.
Uplogix configures the Control Center to use VM version 11 for backwards compatibility to ESXi version 6.0 . You may optionally upgrade the VM version to match the version of ESXi in your environment. VMware recommends creating a snapshot or backup before upgrading in case there are issues post upgrade. In older versions of ESXi, you may need to use vCenter to convert the image to a newer version. In newer versions of ESXi, you can use the web client to upgrade the VM while it is powered down (Actions > Upgrade VM Compatibility). Uplogix has tested most of the versions from 11 to 17, which is compatible with ESXi 7.0
Updating the VM version will also enable you to update the Guest OS associated with the VM (Edit > VM Options > General Options > Guest OS Version). Any version of the Control Center after 5.4.0 uses CentOS 6 (64-bit). Please contact Uplogix Support if you have any question about configuring the VM version or Guest OS.