VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Requirements

After you have verified these requirements, for complete information on installing, configuring, or morphing an ESXi™ hypervisor, see the Virtual Appliance Installation: VMware vSphere (ESXi) section in this Installation Guide.

 

If you are upgrading an existing deployment from an older system with smaller disk space, you might want to work with Aruba’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to reprovision the system in order to avoid potentially running out of disk space. ClearPass Policy Manager 6.9 was the last major version that was able to run on a system with smaller disk space than the current system requirements.

CLABV (Evaluation OVF)

* 2 reserved virtual CPUs
* 6 GB RAM
* 160 GB disk space required

C1000V (500 Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 8 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPU is recommended to have a PassMark® of 3000 or higher
* 8 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 500 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1000 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* The input/output operations per second (IOPS) values should be reasonable for the database server

C2000V (5K Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 8 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPU is recommended to have a PassMark® of 9600 or higher
* 16 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 500 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1000 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* The input/output operations per second (IOPS) values should be reasonable for the database server

C3000V (25K Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 24 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPUs are recommended to have a PassMark® of 9900 or higher
* 64 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 1000 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1800 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* The input/output operations per second (IOPS) values should be reasonable for the database server