Install EFA in a Single-Node Deployment

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 sudoers privileges.



Do not use the following IP addresses, which are used by the K3s service:
  • subnet
  • subnet
  • subnet
  • fd42::/48 subnet
  • fd43::/112 subnet


  1. Download the *.tar.gz image.
  2. Verify the PGP signature as described in article 48172 on the Extreme Portal.
  3. Untar the image.
    $ tar –xzf efa-3.x.x.tar.gz
  4. Change to the EFA directory.
    device# cd efa
  5. Run the deployment script using the interactive mode.
    device# source

    Run the deployment using the non-interactive commands shown in the table for installer improvements.

    The EFA Installer begins in a series of dialogs.

  6. 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.
  7. When prompted, select the appropriate suite for the single-node deployment depending on your deployment needs.


    Fabric must be chosen for managing IP Fabric deployments of SLX devices and packet must be chosen for managing visibility devices.
    The -g no in the following example is run in a non-interactive mode.
    root@ubuntu:~/efa# source  -g no
    Step 1: Checking for EFA Stack...
    Please choose: 1 Single-node deployment 2 Multi-node deployment
    Single-node Deployment
    Please choose: 1 Fabric Automation 2 Packet Broker Management
  8. (Optional) When prompted to configure additional management IP networks, take one of the following steps.
    • Select Yes and then provide the following information when prompted. Repeat as often as necessary.
      • Sub-interface name, which is a unique name that contains no more than 11 characters, no white space, and no % or / characters.
      • 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 provided.
    • Select No to ignore this optional step or when you have finished entering sub-interface information.
    The installation proceeds. Messages summarize your selections, describe the progress, and indicate when EFA is deployed.
  9. Verify the installation.
    1. From the EFA command line, run the efactl status command to see the status of nodes, pods, and services.
    2. Run the efa status command for concise status information.