We offer official OVA images which can be used with variety of hypervisors. For production deployments we support only vmware ESXi. To start, please download latest image. We do automated image builds on next day from stable release. Feel free to change file name of image if you prefer to use latest release.

This image includes following components:

  • FastNetMon
  • MongoDB
  • BGP daemon
  • Grafana
  • Clickhouse

Minimum system requirements for VM image:

  • 16 GB Ram or more
  • 8 CPU cores or more
  • 150GB of disk space or more

If you do not use vCenter, you can deploy FastNetMon directly using ESXI web UI: ESXi guide

To import OVA image to vmware vCenter please execute following steps in vCenter Web UI.

Select “deploy OVF template”
Upload OVA image
Select target cluster for it
Select compute resource
Review details
Select storage array
Configure network
Ignore all custom settings, we do not use them
Confirm deployment

After starting import process, please prepare to wait up to 20 minutes. Default login and password for VM are: fastnetmon/fastnetmon. We have enabled SSH by default. Be very careful and change default passwords right after logging in.

After finishing installation, please request trial license using our form When you receive activation coupon, please activate it this way:

 sudo ./installer -activate_coupon -activation_coupon [coupon_code]

To confirm successful activation, please restart FastNetMon and check license status:

sudo fcli commit
sudo fcli show license

As first step please reset password for metrics access:

sudo ./installer -reset_clickhouse_password

To enable Grafana Web UI for metrics you have to generate passwords for it:

sudo ./installer -reset_visual_passwords

It will print login and password required for Grafana to access metrics and traffic persistency database

Login into FastNetMon’s UI: http://you.ip.address:81 using passwords from previous step

To extend disk space, please use this guide.

Finally, you can start initial configuration of FastNetMon using standard guide.

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