Installation of Opus 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
Find the appropriate OVA from the releases page.
Either download and verify the OVA locally, or deploy Opus directly from our website over TLS using the URL text box:
Select a name and folder
Select the folder where Opus 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:
The Opus OVA comes with two configuration options:
|Minimum Spec||2||4GB||8GB||Testing with a handful of users|
|Production Deployment||4||8GB||80GB||Active deployment in daily use|
It is easy to allocate more resources to Opus if you decide to take a test system live.
Select the desired configuration:
Select the datastore the virtual machine will be deployed to:
Select a network to connect the virtual machine to:
Increase the size of the storage disk if necessary. The storage disk holds the database and all of the task images that users can run on this Opus. A minimum of 8GB is required:
Ready to complete
Review and accept the settings:
The OVA will now begin to deploy. Follow its progress in the Recent Tasks pane.
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 Opus 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
Make a note of this address and continue to configuration.