Hello All,

Today I am sharing the Deployment of Vmware Big Data Extension.  Before Deployment I would need your couple of minute to know about Big Data Extension (BDE).

Read my First post of VMware Big Data Extension Here.

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System Requirements for Big Data Extensions

vSphere Requirement

  • Install vSphere 5.0 (or later) Enterprise or Enterprise Plus.
  • When installing Big Data Extensions on vSphere 5.1 or later, use VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On to provide user authentication
  • Configure all ESXi hosts to use the same Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.
  • On each ESXi host, add the NTP server to the host configuration, and from the host configuration’s Startup Policy list, select Start and stop with host. The NTP daemon ensures that time-dependent processes occur in sync across hosts

Cluster Requirement

  • Cluster Settings Configure your cluster with the following settings.
  • Enable vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™.
  • Enable Host Monitoring.
  • Enable Admission Control and set the policy you want. The default policy is to tolerate one host failure.
  • Set the virtual machine restart priority to High.
  • Set the virtual machine monitoring to virtual machine and Application Monitoring.
  • Set the Monitoring sensitivity to High.
  • The Management Network VMkernel Port has vMotion and Fault

vSphere Licensing

  • You must use a vSphere Enterprise license or above to use VMware vSphere HA and vSphere DRS.

Download The Big Data Extension package from Vmware official Website.

Deployment Steps

1. In the vSphere Client vCenter Hosts and Clusters view, select File > Deploy OVF Template
& Choose the location where the Big Data Extensions OVA resides and click Next.


2.Select >Next on Details pane.


3. ACCEPT the VMware EULA.


4. Input the Name for your Appliance . And Select the Datacenter .


5. Select the Cluster you want to deploy the Appliance


6. Select the Datastore. (Note :  Datastore must be shared across all the host in the Datacenter)


7. Select the Disk Format Type. (Normally suggest to use Thick provision Lazy zero for Production Environment)


8. Select the Management Network for both the NIC .


9. Now here you need to input the VC SSO lookup Service URL. DNS Server for your environment


10. Select the mode (Static) IP Address, Netmask Address and Default Gatewayfor your network . Leave the IPv6 Setting.


11. Select Next


12. Select “Power On After Deployment” and click “Finish”.


13. Wait for the Deployment Completed.


14. After completing the Deployment Open Console for “Management Server” and root login with the password provided in login screen. Reset the password by running below command.
sudo /opt/serengeti/sbin/set-password –u 

This will reset the password for root and Serengeti Users.


15. For Changes in vSphere BDE (Certificate, SSO URL, TimeZone setting ) appliance you can go to below URL.



16. After completing the configuration you need to Register Big Data Extension with your vCenter Server. via going to below URL.


Select Install & Fill the info required and click Submit 

  • vCenter Server hostname or IP Address
  • Username (Should be Service Account) & Password.
  • Big Data Extension Package URL Auto Populate.


17. Re-launch the vSphere Web client and you will find the “Big Data Extension“ plugin in to your Console.


18. You can find the details fo the Big Data Extension Server and clusters there.


This is the way to deploy and configure the Big Data Extension with your vSphere Web Client . 

Soon I will share the more information to manage the Big Data cluster servers. Keep reading  Hope you enjoyed this article .

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