vRanger uses a virtual appliance for replication to and from ESXi hosts, for file-level recovery from Linux machines, and optionally for backups and restores.The VA Deployment Wizard offers a simple method to deploy virtual appliances one at a time. You may, of course, run the wizard for each VA that you need to deploy.
To launch the VA Deployment Wizard, select one of the options below.
If you have downloaded the OVA file manually, select Use Local OVFand click Browse to browse to the downloaded OVA file.
Select Download OVA and browse to the location to which vRanger should save the OVA file.
Note: If you have downloaded the OVA for a previous deployment, and still have it saved on your system, you do not need to download it again.
Select Deploy VA on Cluster. Expand the desired cluster to select a host in the cluster to which the VA should be associated.
Select Deploy VA on specific host. Select the host to which the VA should be deployed.
In the Virtual Appliance Properties section, confirm the VA Name. Edit as required.
By default, vRanger will connect to the vRanger virtual appliance using the first IP address reported by the vSphere API. If you will have more than one NIC configured on the virtual appliance, and you want vRanger to connect to the second NIC, you may pre-set that NICs IP address by selecting Override IP Address and entering the IP in the IP Address field.
In the Virtual Appliance Optionsection, configure the resources allocated to the virtual appliance. You may select one of two preconfigured options, or configure a custom setting.
In the VA Datastore field, select the datastore for the VA’s primary disk.
In the Network Assignment field, select the network for the VA’s primary NIC.
If you want to be able to perform replication tasks on this virtual appliance, you will need to configure a scratch disk on the VA.
Select Use this virtual appliance for replication and configure the scratch disk size and datastore location.
In the VA Password and Conform password field, enter a new password for the virtual appliance. If you change the password, this becomes the default password for subsequent VA deployments performed during this session.
Leave the default password of “vzroot1”.
If you wish to perform file-level recovery from backups of Linux virtual machines, you will need to configure a VA to use for Linux file-level recovery. Select Use virtual appliance for Linux File Level Restore. If you select this option for a different VA in the future, then that VA will be used for Linux file-level recovery.
In the VA IP Address Configuration dialog, you will configure the network configuration for the
virtual appliances primary NIC.