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Deploying Performance Manager

You use a VMware vSphere Client to deploy the virtual appliance (VA) to an ESXi Server. After it is deployed, the VA converts to a virtual machine (VM).

Before you begin

About this task

If you destroy a Performance Manager virtual machine (VM) and then install a new instance using the same IP address assigned to the previous VM, adding the clusters from the previous VM to the new VM displays an error message that the clusters are already monitored. You can ignore this error message.


  1. In the VMware vSphere Client, click File > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Browse to the downloaded OVA file.
  3. Use the Deploy OVF Template wizard to deploy the VA.
    Note: For the VM disk format, "Thin Provisioned" is the default for back-end storage that supports thin provisioning. Thin provisioning allows the software database to grow efficiently to the maximum available capacity as you add storage objects to your data center.
  4. After the VA has successfully deployed to the ESXi Server, power on the VM.
    You can click the Console tab to watch the VM power on.

After you finish

With the VA powered on in the vSphere Client, you must use the maintenance console to complete the initial settings configuration.