Deploying the virtual machine

You must deploy the NAS Bridge virtual machine. The virtual machine image is contained in a single file based on the OVF standard.

Before you begin

You must already be familiar with VMware vSphere and ESXi, and have experience deploying virtual machines in this environment.

In addition, you must have prepared to deploy the NAS Bridge virtual machine as follows:

About this task

The VMware tools package is included with the NAS Bridge virtual machine. If you are deploying in an environment with DHCP enabled, an IP address is assigned to the virtual machine when it is started. Note that the use of DHCP is generally a default network configuration and is assumed to be available for NAS Bridge.


  1. Access the VMware vSphere Web Client and sign in.
  2. Navigate to the appropriate location in the vCenter hierarchy and right-click to select Deploy OVF Template.
    Normally you can navigate to Hosts and Clusters and deploy the template as a specific user or within a specific resource pool.
  3. Type the required information and select the options as appropriate for your environment.
    Deploying the virtual machine is a multistep process that includes selecting the source .ova file and the deployment destination.
  4. Start the virtual machine if it is not active.
  5. Navigate to the summary tab for the virtual machine on the vCenter Client page and record the IP address.
    You need the IP address to connect to the NAS Bridge node using a web browser. The initial IP address is assigned by DHCP.