Hardware : Observer GigaStor OVA : How to import and deploy your OVA file
   
How to import and deploy your OVA file
 
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OVA requirements
Importing the OVA file into your virtual machine host allows you to quickly deploy VIAVI software in your environment.
Each virtual machine host is a little different. These instructions may not exactly match your version. During the setup, a series of questions are asked about your virtualized environment. Your answers must apply to your virtualization host.
1. Confirm you received these objects in your package.
USB drive containing a single OVA file
Microsoft Windows 10 license key
License key for your product
2. Install the USB drive into a computer system accessible by your virtualization host.
3. When importing the OVA file, select Thick Provisioning Eager Zero if available.
4. From your virtualization host, choose File > Deploy OVF Template.
5. Browse to the file on the USB drive and select the OVA file.
6. Answer the configuration questions for your environment.
7. Click Finish to complete the deployment.
8. Turn on the virtual machine.
9. Open a console and configure your product.
Several things may happen or need to be completed.
Microsoft Windows 10 may perform an update. Allow this to happen.
License Microsoft Windows 10 using the provided license key.
License the VIAVI software using the provided license key.
Update the product to the latest version. See http://viavidoc.com/obs-upgrade.
Configure your product for use. See http://viavidoc.com/observerstart.
10. Store your USB drive and license information in a safe place.
Caution: If you lose your license for Microsoft Windows 7, VIAVI cannot replace it. You must purchase a new OVA, which comes with a new license.
 
 
OVA requirements
An open virtual appliance (OVA) contains all of the settings for your product, including RAM, the number of virtual CPUs, and hard disk space.
 
Product1
RAM
vCPUs
HDD1 (OS/App)
HDD2 (RAID)
GSV256G-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
256 GB
GSV1T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
1 TB
GSV4T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
4 TB
GSV16T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
16 TB
GSV32T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
32 TB
GSV48T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
48 TB
GSV64T-OVA
8 GB
8
100 GB
62 TB2

1 Each OVA was tested with the memory and vCPU allocation listed. You may adjust these as needed if the virtual machine and VIAVI application operate correctly in your environment.

2 The largest virtual machine size supported by some virtual machine hosts is 62 terabytes.