At first, you need to configure an IP Pool in the vSphere Client, because the deployment could fail while the IP address is being configured.
1 – Click on the Datacenter you want to deploy the appliance, select IP Pools and click add.
2 – Configure IPv4 options.
3 – Configure DNS options.
4- Configure Associations options that means the portgroup you want to associate, and click OK.
Second, Mount the ISO in the server you are going to deploy the OVF.
Third, following the next steps to deploy the OVF appliance.
1 – Click file and Deploy OVF template.
2 – Select the file OVF and the address.
3 – Review the details and click next.
4 – Accept the license Agreement.
5 – Choose the name and location.
6 – Select the CPU you want to assign to the virtual machine.
7 – Select cluster you want to deploy the OVF.
8 – Select the host you want to deploy the OVF.
9 – Select the datastore.
10 – Select the format disk, in this case thin provision.
11 – In this part you choose the portgroup that the appliance will have. Remember the IP Pool you configured before.
12 – Select how you are going to configure the IP address.
13 – Configure the properties.
14 – Select the vCenter you want to register the vSphere Replication.
15 – Review the deatils, select ‘Power on after deployment´ and click finish.
Fourth, validate the deployment on vSphere Web client.
1 – Get in in vSphere Web Client and click on vSphere replication Plug-in.
2 – Validate the vSphere Replication state.
Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you soon.