You can install VMware Virtual Edge on KVM and VMware ESXi using a cloud-init config file. The cloud-init config contains interface configurations and the activation key of the Edge.


Ensure you have created the cloud-init meta-data and user-data files and have packaged the files into an ISO image file. For steps, see Cloud-init Creation.

KVM provides multiple ways to provide networking to virtual machines. VMware recommends the following options:

  • SR-IOV
  • Linux Bridge
  • OpenVSwitch Bridge
If you decide to use SR-IOV mode, enable SR-IOV on KVM and VMware. For steps, see:

To install VMware Virtual Edge: