Cisco ASAv appliance is now validated to run on Nutanix AHV
Cisco ASAv is now Nutanix AHV Ready. The Cisco ASAv brings full firewall functionality to virtualized environments to secure data center traffic and multitenant environments.
You can now deploy the Cisco ASAv on Nutanix AHV.
Getting Started with ASAv on Nutanix
The Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) brings full firewall functionality to virtualized environments to secure data center traffic and multitenant environments.
You can deploy the ASAv on Nutanix.
Deploy the Cisco ASAv to Nutanix
Ensure that the image of the ASAv that you plan to deploy is appearing on the Image Configuration page.
|Step 1||Log in to the Nutanix Prism Web Console.|
|Step 2||From the main menu bar, click the View drop-down list, and choose VM.|
|Step 3||On the VM Dashboard, click Create VM.|
|Step 4||Do the following:Enter a name for the ASAv instance.(Optional) Enter a description for the ASAv instance.Select the timezone that you want the ASAv instance to use.|
|Step 5||Enter the compute details.Enter the number of virtual CPUs to allocate to the ASAv instance.Enter the number of cores that must be assigned to each virtual CPU.Enter the amount of memory (in GB) to allocate to the ASAv instance.|
|Step 6||Attach a disk to the ASAv instance.Under Disks, click Add New Disk.From the Type drop-down list, choose DISK.From the Operation drop-down list, choose Clone from Image Service.From the Bus Type drop-down list, choose SATA.From the Image drop-down list, choose the image that you want to use.Click Add.|
|Step 7||Configure at least three virtual network interfaces.Under Network Adapters (NIC), click Add New NIC, select a network, and click Add.Repeat this process to add more network interfaces.The ASAv on Nutanix supports a total of ten interfaces—One management interface and a maximum of nine network interfaces for data traffic. The interface-to-network assignments must be ordered as follows:vnic0—Management interface (required)vnic1—Outside interface (required)vnic2—Inside interface (required)vnic3-9—Data interface (optional)|
|Step 8||Configure affinity policy for the ASAv.Under VM Host Affinity, click Set Affinity, select the hosts, and click Save.Select more than one host to ensure that the VM can run even if there is a node failure.|
|Step 9||If you have prepared a Day 0 configuration file, do the following:Select Custom Script.Click Upload A File, and choose the Day 0 configuration file day0-config.txt or copy and paste the content into a text box.Note All the other custom script options are not supported in release.|
|Step 10||Click Save to deploy the ASAv instance. The instance appears in the VM table view.|
|Step 11||In the VM table view, select the newly created instance, and click Power On.|