You download the connector OVA file and deploy it using the VMware vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client.

Before you begin

  • Identify the DNS records and host name to use for your connector OVA deployment.

  • If using the vSphere Web Client, use either Firefox or Chrome browsers. Do not use Internet Explorer to deploy the OVA file.

  • Download the connector OVA file.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, select File > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. In the Deploy OVF Template pages, enter the information specific to your deployment of the connector.

    Page

    Description

    Source

    Browse to the OVA package location, or enter a specific URL.

    OVA Template Details

    Verify that you selected the correct version.

    License

    Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept.

    Name and Location

    Enter a name for the virtual appliance. The name must be unique within the inventory folder and can contain up to 80 characters. Names are case sensitive.

    Select a location for the virtual appliance.

    Host / Cluster

    Select the host or cluster to run the deployed template.

    Resource Pool

    Select the resource pool.

    Storage

    Select the location to store the virtual machine files.

    Disk Format

    Select the disk format for the files. For production environments, select a Thick Provision format. Use the Thin Provision format for evaluation and testing.

    Network Mapping

    Map the networks in your environment to the networks in the OVF template.

    Properties

    1. In the Timezone setting field, select the correct time zone.

    2. The Customer Experience Improvement Program checkbox is selected by default. VMware collects anonymous data about your deployment in order to improve VMware's response to user requirements. Deselect the checkbox if you do not want the data collected.

    3. In the Host Name text box, enter the host name to use. If this is blank, reverse DNS is used to look up the host name.

    4. To configure the static IP address for connector, enter the address for each of the following: Default Gateway, DNS, IP Address, and Netmask.

      Important:

      If any of the four address fields, including Host Name, are left blank, DHCP is used.

    To configure DHCP, leave the address fields blank.

    Ready to Complete

    Review your selections and click Finish.

    Depending on your network speed, the deployment can take several minutes. You can view the progress in the progress dialog box.

  3. When the deployment is complete, select the appliance, right-click, and select Power > Power on.

    The appliance is initialized. You can go to the Console tab to see the details. When the virtual appliance initialization is complete, the console screen displays the version and URLs to log in to the Setup wizard to complete the setup.

What to do next

Use the Setup wizard to add the activation code and administrative passwords.