Import vRO appliance

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To import vRO OVF, I connected directly to a host running 6.5, which is deployed in a cluster attached to a 6.5 vCenter.  I ran into an SSL cert issue when trying to import through vCenter (HTML or Web client)

As a workaround, I imported directly to a VMHost running 6.5, browse to https://vmhostname/, login as root.  You’ll able to use the host client, which is HTML 5 based.

Go to Virtual Machines, right click and select Create / Register VM.  

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Select Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file, browse where the OVF file is located

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Name Template-vRO7

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Select which Datastore where the OVF will be deployed.

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Accept License agreement (of course there is an EULA)

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Select Network (vlan 16 in our example) and Disk Provisioning (Thin)

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Additional settings.  The values in the image are settings I used, when the VM is being provisioned by vRA, there is a vRO workflow that executes a script on the host to adjust settings passed from vRA. The step executing the script is covered in another article

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Review Settings and deploy the OVF

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Power on the VM, there are adjustments to the machine.

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Step 1 complete

Enjoy,

Steve Schofield
http://vsteve.me

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