Installing the Blue Cedar Connect Gateway with OVF Tool
This procedure assumes you have the Blue Cedar Connect Gateway OVA file, and that you have a VMware ESX server. This procedure has been tested with OVF Tool 3.5.0 for Mac, and OVF Tool 4.0.0 for CentOS.
Install OVF Tool (if necessary). OVF Tool is available from the VMware site. To download, you need a vmware login, which you can create for free.
Open a terminal window and cd to the directory where you placed your OVA file.
Run ovftool with these options. The OVA file comes preconfigured with memory and disk settings.
ovftool --name=new_vm_name --datastore=datastore_name
--net:public=public_vlan --net:private=private_vlan --powerOn ova_file_path login_info_for_esx
Option Description --name=new_vm_name Name of the new deployment --datastore=datastore_name Location to store the virtual machine files on the ESX server --net:public=public_vlan
Assign the network for each virtual machine in the deployed OVF package. --powerOn Optional. Boot up the new virtual machine after deployment. ova_file_path Source: path to the OVA file. login_info_for_esx Target: login info on an ESX server. Format: vi://username:password@esx-host
The next steps are to create an administrator user (Creating an admin user in initial setup mode) and set up the basic connections and configure the basic options for the gateway (Quick start configuration steps).