Deploying OVA Template on VMware vSphere

Note if you require a license file for your evaluation please: Click here!

Once you have downloaded the OVA file, please follow the steps below to deploy the virtual Appliance via VMware vSphere / vCenter Server: 

  1. Log in to the VMware vSphere Web Client and go to the VMs tab 
  2. Add the Deploy OVF Template action button via the Actions dropdown list  
  3. Then click the newly added Deploy OVF Template button
  4. A new window will open asking to select a template, click the Browse button then select the OVA file you received, then click Next
  5. Select the location where you want to deploy the virtual appliance, then click Next
  6. Now select the resource you want to use to run the virtual appliance, click Next
  7. Please review the package details, which contains advanced configuration options, then click Next to accept these options 
  8. Now select the desired storage location from the list of datastores, then click Next
    • Recommended virtual disk format: Thick provision lazy zeroed

  9. Then select a destination network from the dropdown list for each source network, click Next
  10. Please review the configuration data, then click the Finish button when ready
  11. The system will now import and deploy the file, once completed click the Refresh button to update the system
  12. The Login PI 3 Appliance will now be visible in the center windowpane, select the VM and click Power On
  13. Once the VM is powered on, click the Open Console icon to open the VM console in a new window 

You have successfully deployed the OVA template and powered on the VM! Next step, configuring the virtual appliance.