I’ve always silently cursed people like Brandon Sanderson who begin writing epic multi-part book series and then diverge off on side projects. Unfortunately, I’m now finding myself behaving more and more like that with my blog posts – but now I have an understanding as to why!
In this case I was wanting to respond to a request from Stace Carter (@virtualstace) about deploying applications with vCAC – both through native capabilities and also through AppD. Then Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier) weighed in with a request for an Install/Configure post on AppD, so I figured I may as well start another series.
This post is the easy one – OVA deployment. You’ve probably done this a thousand times but I’ll document it for you just in case. I’m making an assumption that you know how to create a host record and the associated PTR record, so I’ll blast past that and straight into the deployment.
[one_third]Right click on your Datacenter object and select Deploy OVF Template.[/one_third][two_thirds_last]
[one_third]Select your Port Group or Logical Switch. If you’ve got a Network Protocol Profile (IP Pool) attached to the Port Group then the associated network configuration information will be populated. If not, you’ll need to enter it yourself. [/one_third][two_thirds_last][/two_thirds_last]