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Once the OVA file with the above minimum configuration is procured, follow the steps below to deploy the virtual Machine via VMware vSphere / vCenter Server

  1. Log in to the VMware vSphere Web Client and navigate to the tab VMs 

  2. Navigate to Actions and click Deploy OVF Template

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  3. On the new window, click Browse and select the required OVA file from the local system. Click Next

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  4. Provide the Virtual Machine Name and select the location for VM deployment. Click Next

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  5. Select the resource to be utilized for VM deployment. Click Next

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  6. Review the package information that consists of advanced configuration options. Click Next to accept them

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  7. Select the required storage location from the datastore list. Select Thin Provision and click Next

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  8. Select the required destination network from the dropdown list for each source network. Click Next

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  9. Review the configuration data and click Finish

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  10. The system imports and deploys the OVA file. Once the import is complete, click Refresh to update the system. It is listed in the center pane. Select the VM and click Power On

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  11. Once the VM is powered on, click Launch Web Console icon to open the VM in a new window

  12. Once logged in, change the IP Address of the VM (if required)


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