On-premises management console (VMware ESXi)
This article describes an on-premises management console deployment on a virtual appliance using VMware ESXi.
|Hardware profile||As required for your organization. For more information, see Which appliances do I need?|
|Performance||As required for your organization. For more information, see Which appliances do I need?|
|Physical specifications||Virtual Machine|
The on-premises management console supports both VMware and Hyper-V deployment options. Before you begin the installation, make sure you have the following items:
VMware (ESXi 5.5 or later) installed and operational
Available hardware resources for the virtual machine. For more information, see OT monitoring with virtual appliances.
The on-premises management console software downloaded from Defender for IoT in the Azure portal.
Make sure the hypervisor is running.
Create the virtual machine
This procedure describes how to create a virtual machine for your on-premises management console using VMware ESXi.
To create the virtual machine:
Sign in to the ESXi, choose the relevant datastore, and select Datastore Browser.
Upload the image and select Close.
Go to Virtual Machines > Create/Register VM > Create new virtual machine > Next.
Add a sensor name and select:
Compatibility: <latest ESXi version>
Guest OS family: Linux
Guest OS version: Ubuntu Linux (64-bit)
When you're done, select Next.
Select the relevant datastore > Next.
Change the virtual hardware parameters according to your organization's needs.
For CD/DVD Drive 1, select Datastore ISO file and then select the ISO file that you uploaded earlier.
Select Next > Finish.
To start installing the on-premises management console software, open the virtual machine console.
The VM will start from the ISO image, and the language selection screen will appear.
Continue with the generic procedure for installing on-premises management console software.
Then, use any of the following procedures to continue: