Install EFA on a single-node server or virtual
machine, which is a non-TPVM deployment.
Before you begin
Verify that the following minimum virtual machine requirements are met:
- CPU: 4 cores
- Storage: 64 GB
Available storage must be
at least 30% of the total space available on the disk used
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.4
Ensure that you have configured NTP according to the EFA Requirements.
About this task
To install EFA, user must be a root user or have
Do not use the
following IP addresses, which are used by the K3s service:
- 10.42.0.0/16 subnet
- 10.43.0.0/16 subnet
- 169.254.0.0/16 subnet
- fd42::/48 subnet
- fd43::/112 subnet
Download the *.tar.gz
Verify the PGP signature as
described in article 48172 on the Extreme Portal.
Untar the image.
$ tar –xzf efa-3.x.x.tar.gz
Change to the EFA directory.
Run the deployment script using
the interactive mode.
device# source deployment.sh
Run the deployment using the non-interactive commands shown in the table
for installer improvements.
The EFA Installer begins in a
series of dialogs.
If you selected to install
interactively, when prompted, select Single-node
deployment and OK.
Use arrow keys
to move between options and the space bar to select an option.
When prompted, select the
appropriate suite for the single-node deployment depending on your deployment
Fabric must be chosen for managing IP Fabric deployments of SLX devices
and packet must be chosen for managing visibility devices.
-g no in the following example is run in a
root@ubuntu:~/efa# source deployment.sh -g no
Step 1: Checking for EFA Stack...
Please choose: 1 Single-node deployment 2 Multi-node deployment
Please choose: 1 Fabric Automation 2 Packet Broker Management
(Optional) When prompted to
configure additional management IP networks, take one of the following
- Select Yes and
then provide the following information when prompted. Repeat as often as
name, which is a unique name that contains no more than 11
characters, no white space, and no % or /
- ID of the VLAN
that the management network uses to tag traffic. Valid values
range from 2 through 4093.
- IP subnet address
in CIDR format. The subnet must not overlap with any IP subnet
that you have already provided.
- (Optional) IPv6 address in CIDR format. The subnet must not
overlap with any IPv6 subnet that you have already
- Select No to
ignore this optional step or when you have finished entering
proceeds. Messages summarize your selections, describe the progress, and
indicate when EFA is deployed.
Verify the installation.
From the EFA command line, run the efactl
status command to see the status of nodes, pods, and
Run the efa status
command for concise status information.