SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: SIRIS on VMware Setup - Deploy OVA



This article describes the process to set up datastore provisioning on VMware to support a virtual instance of Siris on VMware. Datastore provisioning is the second of four steps required to set up a Virtual Siris on VMware.

See the Additional resources section of this article for information on the other three steps in this process.


  • Virtual SIRIS
  • VMware


This process assumes that you have already completed the steps in the article Virtual Datto appliance for VMWare Setup-Getting Started.

1. In the vSphere Client, click on the File menu, and choose Deploy OVF Template... 

Figure 1: Deploy OVF Template (click to enlarge)

2. Browse to the location where you downloaded the virtualSiris.ova image, as shown in Figure 2. Then, click Next.

Figure 2: Browse to Virtual SIRIS OVA (click to enlarge)

3. You will see details for your OVF Template. Click Next.

4. Give a name to your Siris. Then, click Next.

Figure 3: Virtual SIRIS Name (click to enlarge)

5. Choose the Resource Pool for the datastore that you provisioned earlier. Then, click Next.

Figure 4: Choose the Resource Pool (click to enlarge)

6. For Storage, select the datastore that you provisioned. Then, click Next.

Figure 5: Choose the datastore (click to enlarge)

7. For the Disk Format, select Thick Provisioned for the 30 GB virtual disk that will hold the SIRIS operating system. Then, click Next.

For optimal performance of your virtual appliance, we recommend that you use Thick Provision for your virtual disks.

Figure 6: Disk format (click to enlarge)

8. Under Network Mapping, map the network in the OVF template to one of your networks. Be sure that the network you choose meets Datto's Networking Requirements.

9. Review your Deployment Settings. Make sure that Power on after deployment is unchecked, as shown in Figure 7. Then, click Finish. The deployment will take several minutes to complete.

Figure7: Ready to Complete (click to enlarge)

10. You will see a confirmation. Click Close to complete the deployment.

Figure 8: Deployment Complete (click to enlarge)

Proceed to the next step: SIRIS on VMware Setup: Configure VM.

If hybrid virtualizations are not communicating to the local LAN, but are communicating with the virtual Datto device, you may need to enable promiscuous mode and forged transmits on the vSwitch.

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