Installing VIRL using the vSphere Client

The steps required to install VIRL onto a VMware vSphere (ESXi) host using the vSphere Client are described and illustrated below.

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For ESXi deployments some customization of VIRL may be necessary to accommodate factors such as existing IP subnets, static IP addressing, Internet proxies, and RAMdisks.  However - if VIRL can get an address via DHCP and none of these factors apply you may skip the steps below marked 'Optional'.

Step 1:  Get Started




Step 2:  Download the VIRL OVA




Step 3:  Prepare Network Port-Groups




Step 4:  Deploy the VIRL OVA




Step 5:  Adjust VIRL Virtual Machine Resources




Step 6:  Configure Static IP (Optional)




Step 7:  Configure Internet Proxies (Optional)



Step 8:  Prepare VIRL for Activation




Step 9:  Activate VIRL




Step 10:  Customize the VIRL Configuration (Optional)




Step 11:  Validate the VIRL Installation




Step 12:  Install and Configure VM Maestro


End of Installation.