This article describes the process to set up datastore provisioning on VMware to support a virtual instance of Siris on VMware. This is the second of four overall steps to set up a Siris on VMware. The steps are as follows:
- In the vSphere Client, click on the File menu, and choose Deploy OVF Template... as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 - Deploy OVF Template
- Browse to the location where you downloaded the
virtualSiris.ovaimage, as shown in Figure 2. Then, click Next.
Figure 2 - Browse to Virtual SIRIS OVA
- You will see details for your OVF Template. Click Next.
- Give a name to your Siris. Then, click Next.
Figure 3 - Virtual SIRIS Name
- Choose the Resource Pool for the datastore that you provisioned earlier. Then, click Next.
Figure 4 - Choose the Resource Pool
- For Storage, select the datastore that you provisioned. Then, click Next.
Figure 5 - Choose the datastore
- 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
- In 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.
- 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.
Figure 7 - Ready to Complete
- Once the deployment has completed, you will see a confirmation. Click Close.
Figure 8 - Deployment Completed
- Proceed to the next step: Siris on VMware Setup - VM Configuration.