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Installing the Virtual Appliance

To run Media Gateway/SRT Gateway under a VMware platform:

  1. Download the Virtual Machine Release Package from Haivision's Support Portal and extract the files.
  2. Import the .OVA file into VMware's vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 or greater.
  3. Configure the virtual host to meet the following minimum VM specifications:

    SKUvCPUsRAMHDD for OS and apps*
    VM-MG-100/VM-SG-1048 GB100 GB
    VM-MG-200/VM-SG-20816 GB100 GB
    VM-MG-500/VM-SG-501616 GB100 GB
    VM-SG-UL3232 GB100 GB

    *Thin provision recommended.


    Haivision VM images use two disks: Disk 1 is thin-provisioned and set up to grow up to 100GB; Disk 2 is thin-provisioned up to 10GB and should be replaced by your organization's preferred asset storage, NFS mount, or VM storage disk.

    Recommended load usecases for the above specifications (based on 10-Mbps source, using SRT or UDP as the transport protocol):


    # of Routes/# of Destinations

    VM-MG-100/VM-SG-10100 Mbps
    • 10 Routes with 1 Destination each or
    • 5 Routes with 2 Destinations each
    VM-MG-200/VM-SG-20200 Mbps
    • 20 Routes with 1 Destination each,
    • 10 Routes with 2 Destinations each, or
    • 5 Routes with 4 Destinations each
    VM-MG-500/VM-SG-50500 Mbps
    • 50 Routes with 1 Destination each,
    • 25 Routes with 2 Destinations each, or
    • 5 Routes with 10 Destinations each
    VM-SG-UL3000 Mbps
    • 100 Routes with 3 Destinations each


    Reserve sufficient virtual resources (CPU, RAM, NIC, and HD) to avoid adverse effects to system performance.

  4. Power on the virtual machine.
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