You can deploy the View Planner harness using the OVA file.


  1. Download the viewplanner-harness-version.ova file from
  2. Start the OVA installation using vSphere Client.
  3. When prompted, enter the network parameters for static IP allocation. For DHCP, leave it blank.

    IP allocation is set to static by default.

  4. Enter the password when prompted. Wait for the OVA initialization to complete.

    Password provided during the OVA initialization is the root password of the harness OS.

  5. Access the User Interface using the URL https://Your_Harness_IP. Use default user name vmware and password viewplanner.

    The first OVA boot can take up to 20 minutes to complete. If the web UI login fails after 20 minutes, try a different browser or incognito mode.

    Figure 1. VMware View Planner Web User Interface
  6. Change the default password after first login via web UI when prompted.

    New Password should:

    • Be different from the default password viewplanner.

    • Contain at least 8 characters.

    • Not contain whitespaces.

  7. You can also access View Planner harness command-line interface using SSH. Learn more about command tool at Using the cmd tool.