Deploying CVP OVA on ESX

Deploying the CVP OVA file should be the first step in any setup. After the CVP OVA file is deployed, you can chose between the two configuration methods for CloudVision Portal (CVP).


Use of the Deploy OVF Template requires the VMware Client Integration plugin, which is not supported by the Chrome browser after versions 42.

  1. The OVA file can be deployed as a VM in a VMware environment by using the drop menu under the Actions heading and selecting Deploy the OVA template.
    Note: For multi-node setups, the following steps must be completed once for each VM,3 times to launch 3 VMs.
    Figure 1: Deploy the OVA template
  2. Having selected the Deploy OVF Template option, VCenter will prompt for the location of the OVA file; this can be either on a local hard disk, network share, or Internet URL. The location of the OVA file should be entered or selected.
    Figure 2: Location of the OVA file
  3. Click Next to go to the next task.
  4. Review the OVA template details.
    Figure 3: Review OVA template details
  5. Click Next to go to the next task.
  6. Type the name for the OVA file in the Name field and select the folder for the OVA file.
    Figure 4: Select name and folder location for OVA file
  7. Click Next to go to the next task.
  8. Select the resource where you want the deployed template (OVA file) to be run.
    Figure 5: Select the resource
  9. Click Next to go to the next task.
  10. Select the location where you want the files for the deployed template to be stored.
    Figure 6: Select the destination storage

    It is recommended to select Thick provision lazy zeroed under the Select virtual disk format dropdown menu.

  11. Click Next to go to the next task.
  12. Setup the networks that the deployed template should use.
    Figure 7: Setup the networks
  13. Click Next.

    VCenter loads the OVA and displays the configuration settings.

    Figure 8: Select the Finish button to accept these settings
  14. Review the configuration settings, and click Finish to accept and save the configuration.

    VCenter begins to deploy the virtual appliance. Once the appliance is deployed, you can configure the CVP application using either Shell-based Configuration or ISO-based Configuration.