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Changing the Deep Security Virtual Appliance (DSVA) CPU, Memory, and Disk allocation (for NSX-V)

    • Updated:
    • 11 Nov 2020
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Security 11.0
    • Deep Security 12.0
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Summary

Deep Security provides a sizing guide for DSVA depending on the number of virtual machines connected to it. There are 2 options for applying the recommended CPU, Memory, and Disk allocation.

  • For deployed machines, manually change the settings from VMware vSphere Web Client.
    • Right-click on the appliance and select Power > Shut Down Guest.
    • Right-click on the appliance and select Edit Settings.
    • Configure the CPU, Memory, and Disk allocation under Hardware tab.
  • For pre-deployment, edit the dsva.ovf file under the \temp\Appliance-ESX-\ folder.
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There are detailed steps for changing the memory allocation on the dsva.ovf file in this documentation.

To change the CPU and Disk allocation, here are the steps:

  1. Go to <DSM_install_location>\temp\Appliance-ESX-<appliance_version>\.
  2. Using a text editor, edit the dsva.ovf file.
    • CPU: Under <VirtualHardwareSection ovf:transport="com.vmware.guestInfo">
      1. Change <rasd:ElementName>2 virtual CPU</rasd:ElementName> to the new value.
      2. Change <rasd:VirtualQuantity>2</rasd:VirtualQuantity> to the new value.
    • Memory: Under <VirtualSystem ovf:id="Deep_Security">
      1. Change <rasd:ElementName>4096 MB of memory</rasd:ElementName> to the new value (in MB).
      2. Change <rasd:Reservation>4096</rasd:Reservation> to the desired new value (in MB).
      3. Change <rasd:VirtualQuantity>4096</rasd:VirtualQuantity> to the new value (in MB).
    • Disk: Under
      1. Change ovf:capacity="20" to the new value (in GB).
  3. Save the dsva.ovf file. Make sure that the file extension does not change to .txt.
  4. Deploy the Appliance. It should have the new CPU, Memory, and Disk values

Alternatively, you may use predefined OVF templates under the same folder to replace the dsva.ovf file. Here are the predefined values for each:

  • dsva.ovf

    = 2 vCPU
    = 4 GB Memory
    = 20 GB Disk

  • dsva-small.ovf

    = 2 vCPU
    = 8 GB Memory
    = 20 GB Disk

  • dsva-medium.ovf

    = 4 vCPU
    = 16 GB Memory
    = 20 GB Disk

  • dsva-large.ovf

    = 6 vCPU
    = 24 GB Memory
    = 20 GB Disk

 
This is only applicable for NSX-V deployment. For NSX-T, modifying the OVF file in this folder may cause integrity check failure. Refer to this KB for NSX-T.
 
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