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Deploying the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA

It is important that you understand the sequence of the steps for deploying the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) in your environment as the tasks that you can perform depend on the deployment model that you select.

Before you begin

About this task

Note:
  • You must not deploy the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA on the same host server on which vCenter Server is installed.
  • You must not deploy the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA on a client computer.

Steps

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Go to Home > Host & Clusters.
  3. Right-click the required datacenter, and then click Deploy OVA template.
  4. Select one of the following methods to provide the deployment file for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, and then click Next.
    Location Action
    URL Provide the URL for the .ova file for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
    Folder Select the .ova file for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA from the saved location.
  5. Enter the following details to customize the deployment wizard:
    • Name for your deployment
    • Destination datacenter to apply permissions
    • Host on which the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA is to be deployed
    • Virtual disk format, VM storage policy, storage location, and network
    • Administrator user name and password
      Note: You must log in to your virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA by using the administrator user name and password that you set during deployment.

      The maintenance console user name is set to "maint" and the password is set to "admin123" by default.

      Accessing the maintenance console options of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA

    • IP address of the vCenter Server instance to which you want to register the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA
    You can view the progress of the deployment from the Tasks tab, and wait for deployment to complete.
  6. Right-click the deployed virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, and then click Install VMware tools.

Result

When you log in by using the IP address that you specified during deployment, you will see the Virtual Storage Console icon.