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Free Tiny GUI Tool to Deploy OVA or OVF to All Versions of VMware vSphere: VMDeployer 1.1 Released

With the release of version 1.0 of our free GUI tool to deploy virtual machines on all platforms, we’ve successfully solved the issue of deploying our search appliance using the vSphere Web Client. We have a few more happy new customers ever since.

However, it could not deploy the NSX manager because 1.0 does not support OVF properties. To be exact, the deployment goes through, but the deployed NSX Manager VM cannot power on due to the required OVF value is not set for the admin password.

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To address the issue, I spent a couple more days to add the OVF property support. Since I haven’t programmed Java Swing for a while, it took me quite some time to work on the GUI side. Unlike other GUI components, the OVF properties vary from OVF/OVA to OVF/OVA, thus the label and input field pairs are different. Still we want them fit into a fixed space on the GUI. So we have to use a scroll pane to accommodate OVF properties. As it turned out, 1.1 can deploy NSX Manager OVA quite easily.

Another quick fix is the power on option. When the checkbox is selected, the deployed VM will be powered on automatically. This does not seem like a big deal, but allows better end to end user experience. Suppose you are deploying a VM and you’ve set a static IP address for it via the OVF properties. After the deployment, you can connect to it directly without going to the vSphere Client or Web Client to find it and power it on.

To download the 1.1, please feel free to download it here. Please feel free to contact us for bugs and new features.

  1. June 30th, 2017 at 11:03 | #1

    [DoubleCloud] Free Tiny GUI Tool to Deploy OVA or OVF to All Versions of VMware vSphere: VMDeployer 1.1 Released https://t.co/dOhjyTfEt9

  2. June 30th, 2017 at 14:25 | #2

    Free Tiny GUI Tool to Deploy OVA or OVF to All Versions of VMware vSphere: VMDeployer 1.1 Released https://t.co/UjoxNIB26L #VMTN

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