Install the downloaded software on a virtual appliance

To install the downloaded software on a virtual appliance, insert the CD/DVD with the software in a suitable host system, create a virtual machine on this system, and start the virtual machine.

Task

  1. Connect a keyboard and monitor to a suitable host system.
  2. Insert the CD/DVD with the appliance software.
  3. Using your VMware, create a virtual machine on the host system.
  4. Start the new virtual machine.
    The appliance software is installed on the virtual machine. When this installation is completed, the configuration wizard appears on the monitor of the host system.

Results

You can now work with the configuration wizard to implement the initial configuration settings.

Note:

If your VMware type is ESXi and you are running a Vsphere client, you can use the following methods to make the appliance software available on the host system:

  • Insert a CD/DVD with the appliance software into the host system (as was already described)
  • Store the appliance software on a local disk or the datastore of the host system
  • Store the appliance software on a USB drive and insert it into the host system