AppNeta makes a v35 virtual appliance can run on Linux KVM hypervisor. An OVA image is available for download to create the v35 on the KVM host.

Set up a v35 on KVM

  1. Download the base image (.qcow2) plus a config image (.iso) from AppNeta at > manage appliances > +add appliances > virtual appliance. Note the image names as you’ll need to sub them in for BASE_IMAGE and CONFIG_IMAGE in a later step.
  2. On the host, install libvirt and place the images you downloaded in /var/lib/libvirt/images/.
  3. On the host, enable the v35 to access the local network by setting up a public bridge interface—while there are other methods for accessing the network, this is the only supported method for performance monitoring. Note the bridge name as you’ll need to sub it in for BRIDGE_NAME in a later step.
  4. Run the following command. Customize as necessary.

    virt-install --name=NAME --ram=4096 --vcpus=2 --network bridge=BRIDGE_NAME,model=virtio --os-type=linux --os-variant=debianwheezy --import --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/BASE_IMAGE.qcow2,size=16 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/CONFIG_IMAGE.iso,bus=virtio,format=raw
  5. Open the v35 xml config file in your default editor.

    virsh edit NAME
  6. In the interface block, substitute the existing driver block for the following new driver block. If a driver block doesn’t exist, just insert the block below.

    <driver name='vhost' txmode='iothread' ioeventfd='on'>
        <host csum='off' gso='off' tso4='off' ecn='off' ufo='off' mrg_rxbuf='off'/>
        <guest csum='off' tso4='off' tso6='off' ecn='off' ufo='off'/>
  7. Reboot the appliance.

    virsh reboot NAME

Set up a v35 for FlowView

To support FlowView or packet capture on a v35, you need to install Open vSwitch software on your KVM host. Open a support ticket for details on requirements and installation procedure.