The appliance that a lot of you have been asking for is finally here and it is just what requested. No more struggles with MS SQL connectivity. From here on installing the Management server is dead simple all you need for preparations are.
- IP address for the Management Appliance
- Username and password for an account with vCenter admin privileges.
The appliance is packaged as an OVA file. Download the OVA and start the “Deploy OVF Template” wizard in vCenter. During deployment you need to input some information
- Configuration size (tiny, small, medium, large) – this choice will affect how much memory, cpu and disk space the appliance will be configured with
- Networking Properties: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Server.
The Appliance will then be imported into vCenter and you can power it up. After first power up you will need to access its config page via your browser. In your browser go to https://ip-address-of-mgmt-appliance. When you get to the login page you login with default credentials of
Then you follow the brief setup wizard and put in your vCenter credentials. Once done the appliance is all ready and you can start using it.