Install the VMware NSX Plugin

To deploy the VM-Series for NSX solution, you must install the VMware NSX plugin on Panorama.
If another version of the plugin is currently installed, selecting
Install
removes it and installs the selected version.
If you have a standalone Panorama or two Panorama appliances installed in an HA pair with multiple plugins installed, plugins might not receive updated IP-tag information if one or more of the plugins is not configured. This occurs because Panorama will not forward IP-tag information to unconfigured plugins. Additionally, this issue can occur if one or more of the Panorama plugins is not in the Registered or Success state (positive state differs on each plugin). Ensure that your plugins are in the positive state before continuing or executing the commands described below.The commands described are not persistent across reboots and must be used again for any subsequent reboots. For Panorama in HA pair, the commands must be executed on each Panorama.
If you encounter this issue, there are two workarounds:
  • Uninstall the unconfigured plugin or plugins. It is recommended that you do not install a plugin that you do not plan to configure right away
  • You can use the following commands to work around this issue. Execute the following command for each unconfigured plugin on each Panorama instance to prevent Panorama from waiting to send updates. If you do not, your firewalls may lose some IP-tag information.
    request plugins dau plugin-name <plugin-name> unblock-device-push yes
    You can cancel this command by executing:
    request plugins dau plugin-name <plugin-name> unblock-device-push no
The commands described are not persistent across reboots and must be used again for any subsequent reboots. For Panorama in HA pair, the commands must be executed on each Panorama.
  1. Download the plugin.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Plugins
      .
    2. Select
      Check Now
      to retrieve a list of available updates.
    3. Select
      Download
      in the Action column to download the plugin.
    4. Select the version of the plugin and click
      Install
      in the Action column to install the plugin. Panorama will alert you when the installation is complete.
    When installing the plugin on Panoramas in an HA pair, install the plugin on the passive peer before the active peer. After installing the plugin on the passive peer, it will transition to a non-functional state. Installing the plugin on the active peer returns the passive peer to a functional state.
  2. If you are upgrading your version of the VMware NSX plugin, complete a manual configuration sync.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      VMware
      NSX-V
      Service Managers
      .
    2. Select
      NSX Config-Sync
      in the Action column.
    3. Click
      Yes
      .
    4. When the sync is complete, click
      OK
      .

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