2.4.8. VMware ESXi for BYOL

2.4.8.1. About This Menu

About This Menu

VMware ESXi for BYOL

  • This menu provides VMware ESXi in the evaluation mode state on the bare metal server.
  • *Based on the ISO image, we will provide it in the state of completing the installation work.
  • This menu enable Customers to bring their own license (called BYOL hereafter) of VMware ESXi.


About VMware ESXi for BYOL server / Dedicated Hypervisor that can use official image template

  • This menu can be applied and used only when using bare metal server.


Deployment Patterns

  • Customers can utilize this menu only with Baremetal Server. Customers can utilize this menu only with Baremetal Server.


Features

  • On-Demand

    1. For Customers who would like to reduce the operation cost of servers’ capacity management.

    2. For Customers who would like to reduce the redundant server infrastructure to adapt to the unexpected high load of computing resource.

  • Dedicated Virtualization Environment

    1. For Customers who need their dedicated virtualization environment for their requirements of application and security.

    2. Customers wanting to build a private cloud equivalent to on-premises by utilizing VMware’s existing licenses


2.4.8.2. Available Functions

Official Image Template

  • The information such as the version of the official image template provided by VMware ESXi for BYOL etc. is as follows.

OS Version

License type [1] Availability period

Language

VMware ESXi 5.5 update3a

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
VMware ESXi 6.0 update2

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
VMware ESXi 6.5 update1

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
[1]
Evaluation mode is automatically downgraded to free mode in 60 days from application.
For details of the free mode, please refer to the following URL.
  • The detailed ESXi Build Number varies depending on the bare metal server flavor you use.

Baremetal Server
Flavor information
VMware ESXi 5.5 update3a VMware ESXi 6.0 update2 VMware ESXi 6.5 update1
General Purpose 1 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
General Purpose 2 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
General Purpose 3 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
Workload Optimized 1 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
Workload Optimized 2 v1 N/A N/A N/A
General Purpose 1 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
General Purpose 2 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
General Purpose 3 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
Workload Optimized 1 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
Workload Optimized 2 v2 N/A N/A N/A

List of Functions

  • Functions offered as VMware ESXi for BYOL are as follows: [2]

Name of Functions

Overview

Initial Username

Initial user name will be provided as specified value in this menu.

Initial Username and Password Settings

NTT Com will set the first login password.

Locale Settings

NTT Com will set it according to this menu prescribed value.

SSH Settings

NTT Com will set it according to this menu prescribed value.

Network Settings

NTT Com will set it according to this menu prescribed value.

Other Settings

NTT Com will set the initial vib file and IPv6, NTP, DNS with the specified values in this menu.

[2]
For the functions and information provided by VMware ESXi itself, please visit the website.

Descriptions of Functions

Initial Username Settings

  • NTT Com sets the following as initial user name and initial user’s authority.

Item

Details

Username

root

Permission

Admin

Initial Username and Password Settings

  • Passwords can be set as follows.

Item

Details

Details

Customers can set optional values via Customer Portal / API. If there is no entry, random value will be applied.


Locale Settings

  • Keyboard Sequence Settings are set as follows:

Item

Details

Keyboard Layout Settings

English (US)

SSH Settings

  • The ssh settings are as follows.

Item

Details

SSH Service (TSM SSH Service) Stopped
Port 22
Protocol
Password Authentication

Y (keyboard-interactive authentication only)

Public key Authentication N
  • For VMware ESXi, customers can not use SSH key pair registration function with customer portal / API.


Network Settings

  • Based on the network setting value specified by the customer at the time of creation, it is provided with the following setting values.

Logical Network

IP Address / Subnet Mask

Default Gateway

Segment type [3] _

Segment ID [3] _

VMkernel Interface Name

Logical Network 1
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
vlan 3
vmk0 - vmk3
It is set with either
Logical Network 2
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
vlan 3
vmk0 - vmk3
It is set with either
Logical Network 3
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
vlan 3
vmk0 - vmk3
It is set with either
Logical Network 4
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
Completed after the confirmation by Customers.
Specified value
vlan 3
vmk0 - vmk3
It is set with either
[3](1, 2)
In the case of application at the customer portal, the segment type is set to vlan and the segment ID is set to 3.

Regarding the segment ID, the customer can change it to any ID by himself after completing the server creation. In addition, when creating a server with the API, the customer can specify the segment ID.



  • The VMkernel Interface created above is provided with the following setting values.

VMkernel Interface Name

VMkernel Port
Network label
vMotion Fault Tolerance Logging Management

Virtual Switch Name

vmk0 User Network 0 Disable Disable Enable

Set to the virtual switch of the Plane to which the specified logical network belongs.

vmk1 User Network 1 Disable Disable Enable

Set to the virtual switch of the Plane to which the specified logical network belongs.

vmk2 User Network 2 Disable Disable Enable

Set to the virtual switch of the Plane to which the specified logical network belongs.

vmk3 User Network 3 Disable Disable Enable

Set to the virtual switch of the Plane to which the specified logical network belongs.


  • The failover setting of the VMkernel Interface created above is as follows.

VMkernel Interface Name

NIC teaming policy

Failover order

vmk0

Identical to virtual switch policy

It is set by Active / Unused in the physical NIC belonging to each virtual switch

vmk1

Identical to virtual switch policy

It is set by Active / Unused in the physical NIC belonging to each virtual switch

vmk2

Identical to virtual switch policy

It is set by Active / Unused in the physical NIC belonging to each virtual switch

vmk3

Identical to virtual switch policy

It is set by Active / Unused in the physical NIC belonging to each virtual switch

Warning

The failover order does not use the virtual switch setting. It is set by each VMkernel Interface.


  • Virtual switch settings are provided in the following configuration as configured in the vSphere Standard Switch.

Virtual Switch Name

NIC teaming policy

       
 

Load balancing

Failover Detection

Notification to switch

Failback

Failover order

Data Plane vSwitch

Route based on source virtual port ID

Link state only

Yes

Yes

Active:vmnic0
Active:vmnic3
Storage Plane vSwitch

Route based on source virtual port ID

Link state only

Yes

Yes

Active:vmnic1
Active:vmnic2

Note

  • For the relationship between the physical NIC and NICPhysicalPort, please check the service manual of the bare metal server menu


Other Settings

  • Following is the details on OS image, and the initial settings other than the above:

Item

Details

vib Image

The same image as the binary provided by VMware

Additional vib Image

N/A

N/A

enable
DNS

Not configured. Customers need to configure the OS by themselves after provided.

NTP

Not configured. Customers need to configure the OS by themselves after provided.

Static Route

NTT Com does not reflect each subnet resource settings. Customers need to configure the OS by themselves after provided.

Post Install Action

Not executed


2.4.8.3. Menu

Official Image Template (Reprise)

  • The information such as the version of the official image template provided by VMware ESXi for BYOL etc. is as follows.

OS Version

License type Availability period

Language

VMware ESXi 5.5 update3a

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
VMware ESXi 6.0 update2

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
VMware ESXi 6.5 update1

Evaluation mode

60 days

US Default
  • The detailed ESXi Build Number varies depending on the bare metal server flavor you use.

Baremetal Server
Flavor information
VMware ESXi 5.5 update3a VMware ESXi 6.0 update2 VMware ESXi 6.5 update1
General Purpose 1 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
General Purpose 2 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
General Purpose 3 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
Workload Optimized 1 v1 3116895 3620759 6765664
Workload Optimized 2 v1 N/A N/A N/A
General Purpose 1 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
General Purpose 2 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
General Purpose 3 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
Workload Optimized 1 v2 N/A 3620759 5969303
Workload Optimized 2 v2 N/A N/A N/A

Subscription Method

  • New Subscription:
    Customers can assign the following Official Image Template when they create Baremetal Server.

Server

Baremetal Server

ESXi-5.5.u3a_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01
ESXi-6.0.u2_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01
ESXi-6.5.u1_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01

  • Termination
    Please delete Baremetal Server which was created with VMware ESXi for BYOL Official Image Template.

2.4.8.4. Terms and Conditions

Conditions for Usage with Other Services

  • Customers needs to subscribe in combination with Baremetal Server.

  • In the event that Customers utilize NTP Server that is provided in this service, they will essentially be required to obtain the Common Function Gateway. If Customers would like to request such, they are suggested that they request for subscription.


Minimum Use Period

  • This menu does not have minimum use period.


2.4.8.5. Pricing

Initial Fee

  • Free of charge

Monthly Fee

  • Free of charge
    *However, the Customers’ concurrent Baremetal Server Subscriptions separately require to be billed.

2.4.8.6. Quality of Service

Support Coverage

Supported Official Image Template

  • NTT Com supports from creating the following Official Image Template below to providing to Customers.

Server

Baremetal Server

ESXi-5.5.u3a_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01
ESXi-6.0.u2_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01
ESXi-6.5.u1_64_BYOL_baremetal-server_01

Support Method

  • VMware ESXi for BYOL is assumed that Customers bring their own license.

  • The license type is evaluation mode when NTT Com provides this menu. Customers need to purchase the license as well as the maintenance through VMware or resellers.

  • Please refer to OS Service Description for support coverage of this menu.


Operations

Monitoring Coverage

  • The monitoring of this menu is based on the standardized SLA for Enterprise Cloud 2.0. For the details please refer to Service Description:SLA


SLA

  • The SLA of this menu is based on the standardized SLA for Enterprise Cloud 2.0.


2.4.8.7. Restrictions

  • Switching from this menu to the dedicated hypervisor vSphere menu is not available. (The customer can not switch to a license based on vCloud Air Network program.)

  • In case the Customers’ evaluation mode license expires, they should renew the license through VMware, Inc. or their resellers.