If you configure the virtual machine that runs an extension to use the vCenter Extension vService, you can deploy the extension directly in the vSphere client.

You have developed an extension running in a virtual machine that you deliver by using OVF.

You have configured the OVF descriptor file of the extension to depend on the vCenter Extension vService and enabled OVF transport.

You have provided a script in the virtual machine that runs the extension that reads the OVF environment file to obtain the connection parameters from the vCenter Extension vService and use them to register as an extensions with vCenter Server.


Log in to the vSphere client.


Select File > Deploy OVF Template.


Type the URL to the OVF file from which to deploy the extension.


Select a host, datastore, disk format, and network on which to run the extension.


Under Service Bindings, select vCenter Extension vService.

You must have the Extension > Register extension privilege to do this.


Select Power on after deployment and select Finish.

When the OVF has deployed and the virtual machine has powered on, a script in the guest operating system connects to the vCenter Extension vService and registers the virtual machine as a vCenter extension.

You deployed an extension from OVF by using the vCenter Extension vService.