OVF Onboarding

Find out the Pre-requisites for OVF Deployment. 

To get started with the onboarding, download the OVF package.

Contact Support for the package link.

Using Open Virtual Format (OVF)

Installation of vSphere

Open the browser and type the IP Address of ESX/I server to access ESX/ESXi server Web User Interface. Click Download vSphere Client to download VMware vSphere Client executable file.

Click Save File to save the VMware-viclient executable file.

Double-click the downloaded file, Open File dialog box will appear and click Run to initiate the installation of VMware vSphere client.


Click Next to continue with the VMware vSphere Client installation wizard.

Click Next to agree on End-User Patent License and proceed with the installation. Terms and Conditions agreement option appears.

Click to choose I agree to the terms of the license agreement option and click Next button.

Click Change… to select the destination folder for VMware vSphere client installation and click Next to continue.

Click Install and wait while the program installs selected features.

On successful completion of installation, click Finish.

OVF Installation

Use the latest OVF package provided by Support team. Specify the IP Address/Name, User Name, and Password to login.

Contact Support for any queries.

A Security Warning window will appear for SSL certificate.

Click Ignore to continue using the current SSL certificates.

Vecneter.central.local – vSphere Client homepage appears, click Host and Clusters.

Host and Clusters page appears with the list of data centres.

Click File menu and click Deploy OVF Template.

OVF Deployment Wizard appears. Click Next to proceed with OVF Deployment.

Click Browse button and navigate to the OVF package and select OVF file with *.ovf or *.ova file extension.



Click Next button to proceed.

Verify the OVF template details and click Next.

Click Name field, enter the name, click to select the location for deployed OVF template and then click Next.

Select the destination storage for the virtual machine files and click Next.

Select the format to store the virtual disks. The available options are:

  -  Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed (Recommended)
  -  Thick Provision Eager Zeroed
  -  Thin Provision

Click Next to proceed.

Select the network mapping type to be used by the deployed OVF template. Click Next to proceed.

A summary of all the configurations appear. Verify the configurations and click Finish to complete the deployment.

Right-click the installed Virtual Machine and select Edit Settings before powering on the VM.

Verify the newly installed VM configuration. You can view and verify all the configurations.

Minimum System Requirements: 100GB HDD, 4GB RAM, and 4 Core CPU.

Power on the newly installed Virtual Machine.

Once the Virtual Machine is up, click Console tab.

Specify the Username indusadmin and Password Ifc@1234 and press Enter to proceed with authentication.

On successful authentication, a welcome message and system details will be displayed. Use the following commands to continue:

To change the access to superuser

su –
Provide temporary root password
For security purpose, you are requested to change the password for root user

Steps to change the root Password

Provide current UNIX password:
New password:
Retype new password:

PuTTY is used to configure OVF Image as WAF. Alternately, continue to configure the VMware VSphere client’s console.

Click here for instructions on Putty Installation.

Similar installation is also available for Microsoft HyerV and Openstack.


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