In this series we will walk through installing VMware vShield Manager, followed by installing vShield components such as vShield App, vShield Endpoint and vShield Edge
VMware vShield 5.5 Manager Install
1. Log into your vSphere Web interface
2. Right click your vCenter server on the left hand side and select Deploy OVF Template. Click Local file and select the OVA or OVF file. Click Next.
3. A summary on the VMware vShield Manager appliance is shown. Select Accept extra configuration options and click Next.
4. Click Accept on the Accept EULA page and click Next.
5. Select a folder where you would like to place the vShield Manager appliance and click Next.
6. Select a host or cluster of where you would like to deply the vShield Manager appliance.
7. Select a datastore to place the vShield Manager appliance and click Next.
8. Select the Network of the vShield Manager network interface and click Next.
9. A summary is displayed. If you are happy with all your choices click Finish and the vShield Manager appliance will begin to deploy.
10. You can see the task for the deployment of the vShield Manager appliance in the top right hand corner.
11. Now we will power it on. Click on Virtual Machines on the left hand side and a list of your virtual machines will be displayed in the bottom left. Right click your vShield Manager and select Power On.
12. Open up a console to the vShield Manager and login with the default username: admin and password: default.
13. Wait about 5 minutes until all services have started up and then type in enable followed by setup. The setup will walk your through setting a static IP address, default gateway, DNS, etc for your vShield Manager appliance.
14. Typing in show interface mgmt will display your management IP address.
15. Open up your web browser and browse to the IP address of your vShield Manager appliance. In my lab I will browse to https://192.168.1.227. Login with username: admin and password: default
16. We are presented with the main settings page where we will be configuring Lookup Service, vCenter Server, NTP Server and optional Syslog Server. First up configure the NTP server by clicking on Edit next to NTP Server. Type in the IP address of your NTP server.
17. Next we’ll configure our Lookup Service. Click Edit next to Lookup Service and type in the IP address or FQDN of your Lookup Service Host followed by the port number and an vSphere SSO user that has administrator access.
18. Accept the certificate.
19. The Lookup Service is not configured. Next we’ll configure our vCenter Server.
20. Click Edit next to vCenter Server and type in the IP address or FQDN of your vCenter server followed by a user with administrator credentials to your vCenter Server.
21. Accept the certificate.
22. Your vCenter Server is now configured.
23. At the top right hand side of the screen, click Change Password to change the default password. Enter in Old Password as: default and then type your new password.
24. In the upper middle of the page on the Configuration Tab click Backups. You can schedule a one of backup or re-occurring backup of your vShield Manager.
25. To license your vShield Manager you need to jump back to the vSphere Web Client and add in a License Key
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