VMware Fusion

The following sections describe how to import and set up a two-leaf/two-spine Cumulus VX topology with VMware Fusion.

These sections assume a basic level of VMware Fusion experience. For detailed instructions, refer to the VMware Fusion documentation.

Create a Cumulus VX VM with VMware Fusion

This section assumes that the you have downloaded the Cumulus VX disk image for VMware hypervisors and that VMware Fusion is installed. For more download locations and steps, refer to the Getting Started page.

  1. Open VMware Fusion and click File > Import… to open the virtual machine wizard.

  2. Click the Choose File… button, select the downloaded OVA, then click Open.

  3. Click Continue to start the import process.

  4. In the text box, edit the name of the VM to CumulusVX-leaf1, assign the directory location to save the imported VM, then click Save.

    By default, the VM is saved in the Virtual Machines folder under the Home directory.

  5. Click Customize Settings, then configure the network adapter settings:

    • Network Adapter 1: Share with my Mac (equivalent to NAT in VirtualBox)
    • Network Adapter 2: Private to my Mac (equivalent to Internal Network)
    • Network Adapter 3: Private to my Mac (equivalent to Internal Network)
    • Network Adapter 4: Private to my Mac (equivalent to Internal Network)

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Next Steps

This section assumes that you are configuring a two-leaf/two-spine network topology, that you have completed the steps in Create a Cumulus VX VM with VMware Fusion above, and now have a VM called CumulusVX-leaf1.

  1. The two-leaf/two-spine network topology requires four Cumulus VX VMs to be created. Repeat the steps outlined in Create a Cumulus VX VM with VMware Fusion to create three additional VMs, replacing the name CumulusVX-leaf1 with:

    • CumulusVX-leaf2
    • CumulusVX-spine1
    • CumulusVX-spine2
  2. After you have created all four VMs, follow the steps in Create a Two-Leaf, Two-Spine Topology to configure the network interfaces and routing.