This guide is for VMware vSphere 6.
Installation of PPA should take around 5 minutes.
- Create a new virtual machine.
- Power it on and note down the appliance's IP address.
This guide is for the vSphere HTML5 client.
Creating the Virtual Machine
Deploy OVF Template
Right-clicking a folder in the Hosts and Clusters pane of vSphere will show the actions menu. Select the Deploy OVF Template action:
This will open the Deploy OVF Template dialog.
Select an OVF template
For new deployments, download the latest OVA here:
Either download and verify the OVA locally, or deploy PPA directly from our website using the
URL text box:
Select a name and folder
Select the folder where PPA will be deployed and give the new virtual machine a name:
Select a compute resource
Select a resource pool for the virtual machine to use:
Review the OVA information:
Read and accept the license agreements:
Select the datastore the virtual machine will be deployed to:
Select a network to connect the virtual machine to:
Ready to complete
Review and accept the settings:
The OVA will now begin to deploy. Follow its progress in the Recent Tasks pane.
Do not detach the ISO from the virtual machine at any point, even after the VM has been deployed.
The ISO contains the system OS, and PPA will break if it is detached.
The PPA OVA is configured for proof of concepts and small deployments.
Allocate more virtual CPUs / RAM and increase the persistent storage disk size for a production deployment.
If in doubt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help and guidance.
The virtual machine will be in the powered off state by default. Once the virtual machine has finished deploying, right-click it and select
Power > Power On:
On first boot PPA will attempt to acquire an address using DHCP. VMware Tools will launch after a couple of minutes and report the IP address to vSphere:
It may take a while for VMware to report the IP address.
The IP address of the appliance is also available via the Remote Console by typing
ip addr show eth0.
The next step is configuration.