I'm a masters student and i'm working on my dissertation regarding network performance on a virtualised environment. I decided to use VMware vSphere evaluation version for 60 days and it is required of me to use NetFlow in order to extract some data about the network's performance.
My supervisor also suggested that I use the Nexus 1000V switch but I've run into some problems regarding the installation. I downloaded the latest version v.4.2.1.SV1.5.1a, I deployed the ova template to my vCenter server environment, I powered on the virtual machine and I accessed the web interface from my browser but there is no option to launch the installer application.
I read (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/4_2_1_s_v_1_4_a/install/software/guide/n1000v_install_software.pdf)
that the ESXi hosts are required to have the VMware Enterprise plus license installed but I use the evaluation version of vSphere. Could this be the problem?
I'm also wondering if the problem is caused by my network settings. In page 3 of the PDF doc link above there is an example of the Nexus 1000V network deployment but I can't quite get it. Do i need to have a switch capable of making VLANs or can I configure these VLANs from the ESXi host's networking settings?
Some help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance!