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Virtual Host Setup 11.5: Install NW Virtual Host in Virtual Environment

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Sep 9, 2020Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Dec 24, 2020
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Complete the following procedures according to their numbered sequence to install RSA NetWitness Platform in a virtual environment.

Work Flow:

This figure shows the high-level workflow mandatory for installing NetWitness Platform virtual host.

Note: When you configure databases to accommodate NetWitness Platform, the default database space allocation after you deploy databases from OVA or VHDX will not be adequate to support the NetWitness deployment. You must expand the datastores after initial deployment to avoid any issues. For more information, see Step 2. Configure Block Storage to Accommodate NetWitness Platform.

IMPORTANT: Review the Network Architecture and Ports topic in the Deployment Guide in the NetWitness Platform help so that you can configure NetWitness Platform services and your firewalls. Go to the Master Table of Contents to find all RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x documents.

Caution: Do not proceed with the installation until the ports on your firewall are configured.


Make sure that you have:

  • A VMware ESX Server that meets the requirements described in the above section. Supported versions are 7.0 (recommended), 6.5, 6.0, and 5.5.
  • Administrator rights to create the virtual machines on the VMware ESX Server.



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