You deploy the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance using vSphere Web Client. VMware provides the appliance in OVA format. In your environment, if more than one vCenter Server is registered by Single Sign On (SSO) to the same vSphere Web Client, you must deploy a separate instance of vRealize Infrastructure Navigator for each vCenter Server.

Log in to the vSphere Web Client as a user with administrator privileges.

Ensure that the virtual machine meets all requirements described in ESX/ESXi Requirements for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator andSoftware Requirements for vRealize Infrastructure Navigator.

Configure vCenter Managed IP address so that the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance can access the vCenter Server.

Download the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance files from the VMware Web site.

Install the relevant Client Integration plug-in for the vSphere Web Client on the system on which you are deploying the OVF template.

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In the vSphere Web Client, click Host and Clusters.

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Right-click the vCenter Server on which you are deploying vRealize Infrastructure Navigator and select Deploy OVF template.

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Browse to the OVA file and select it, or enter the URL from where you want to deploy the OVA template, and click Next.

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In the Review details screen, click Next.

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Select the Accept extra configuration options check box.

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Accept the End User License Agreement and click Next.

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On the Select name and folder screen, type a unique virtual appliance name according to the IT naming convention of your organization.

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Select the folder or data center where you want to deploy the OVF, and click Next.

If more than one data center is present, select the data center on which you want to deploy the virtual appliance.

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On the Select a resource screen, select the location to run the deployed OVF template, and click Next.

The Select storage screen appears where you can select the location to store the files of the deployed OVF template.

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From the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu, select Thin Provision as the disk format, and click Next.

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Configure the networks for the deployed template to use, and click Next.

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Type and confirm the administrative password for the root account.

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Leave the Default Gateway, DNS, Network 1 IP Address, and Network 1 Netmask parameters blank if you want to acquire these values from a DHCP server, and click Next.

The vService Bindings screen appears.

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If you have configured the vCenter Managed IP address, proceed with deployment, and click Next.

A Ready to Complete screen displays a summary of the deployment settings.

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Select Power on after deployment, and then click Finish.

The process of deploying the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance starts.

The process of deploying the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance might take several minutes. After the process is complete, the vRealize Infrastructure Navigator OVA is deployed on your vSphere Web Client. Log out of the vSphere Web Client and log in again.

Note

When you deploy vRealize Infrastructure Navigator the first time, you only need to log out out of the vSphere Web Client and log in again.

Specify a valid license and turn on virtual machine access. See vRealize Infrastructure Navigator Licensing.