Deploy the Controller VM to the Management Network in your vSphere with Tanzu environment.



  1. Log in to the vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
  2. Select the vSphere cluster that is designated for management components.
  3. Create a resource pool named AVI-LB.
  4. Right-click the resource pool and select Deploy OVF Template.
  5. Select Local File and click Upload Files.
  6. Browse to and select the controller-VERSION.ova file you downloaded as a prerequisite.
  7. Enter a name and select a folder for the Controller.
    Option Description
    Virtual machine name avi-controller-1
    Location for the virtual machine Datacenter
  8. Select the AVI-LB resource pool as a compute resource.
  9. Review the configuration details and click Next.
  10. Select a VM Storage Policy, such as vsanDatastore.
  11. Select the Management Network, such as network-1.
  12. Customize the configuration as follows and click Next when you are done.
    Option Description
    Management Interface IP Address Enter the IP address for the Controller VM.
    Management Interface Subnet Mask Enter the subnet mask.
    Default Gateway Enter the default gateway for the Management Network.
    Sysadmin login authentication key Paste the contents of a private key (optional).

    This is the private SSH key that you require to SSH into the VM. You can create it using OpenSSH or PuTTY.

  13. Review the deployment settings.
  14. Click Finish to complete the configuration.
  15. Use vSphere Client to monitor the provisioning of the Controller VM in the Tasks panel.
  16. Use the vSphere Client to power on the Controller VM after it is deployed.