How to deploy OVF OVA template ESXi step by step guide

Now a Days we are getting ready made pre-installed applications in most of the cases from vendors. which are OVF, OVA templates. In this article we are going to see how to deploy OVF OVA template ESXi Step by Step Guide.

Before going to deploy an OVF OVA template we have to see few possible and non-possible options.

  • Recommended to have client and ESXi server in same Network (LAN)
  • In case of remote network you have to upload OVF, OVA template to datastore
  • If you deploy OVF, OVA template from remote desktop it will take hell lot of time

Keep above points in mind and go ahead with the OVF, OVA template deployment

How to deploy OVF OVA template ESXi from Client to Server

In above case we are not going to upload OVF, OVA template to datastore, we are keeping template file in our client machine and deploying the Virtual machine in ESXi Server.

Note: Recommended to have both client and Server should be in Same Network

vpshere client login screen

vpshere client login screen

First step is to login ESXi/VCenter Server (Click on Login)

 

File Menu - Deploy OVF Template

File Menu – Deploy OVF Template

In Menu bar click on File –> Deploy OVF Template (Click)

Browse OVF OVA Tempalte from local system deploy OVF OVA template

Browse OVF OVA Template and click open

Browse path of the OVF Or OVA template and Click Open and Click Next

Provide VM Name deploy OVF OVA template

Provide VM Name

Provide Virtual Machine name  and Click Next

Select Cluster Name Where you want to deploy deploy OVF OVA template

Select Cluster Name Where you want to deploy

Select the Data center where you want to deploy your virtual machine and Click Next

Select DataStore Where you want to Store vmdk files

Select DataStore Where you want to Store vmdk files

Select the Datastore (Datastore should have required free space) and Click Next 

Disk Format

Disk Format

Click Next

VM Network Mapping

VM Network Mapping

VM Network will is select and Click Next

After the deployment we can also edit and change the Network settings

Verify and Finish Template Deployment

Verify and Finish Template Deployment

Click Finish

That’s it to deploy OVF OVA template ESXi Step by Step Guide.

We can also do deploy by uploading OVF OVA template to Datastore and browse the path of OVF / OVA template from web browser as shown below

https://192.168.4.20/

browse Datastore and copy the path of OVA template, while browsing paste the path (Step 2)

Conclusion

Deploy OVF OVA Template ESXi/VCenter is very simple, while deploying both client and Server should be in same network (LAN)

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