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Installing the Virtual Appliance

To run EMS under a VMware platform:

  1. Download the EMS Virtual Machine Release Package from the Support Portal and extract the files.
  2. Import the .OVA file into VMware's vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 or greater.
  3. Configure the virtual host to meet the minimum specifications:

    • 4 CPU cores, 4GB RAM (minimum) or 8GB RAM (recommended), 80GB HDD (thin provision recommended).


      Haivision VM images use two disks:

      • Disk 1 is spare-provisioned and set up to grow up to 80GB
      • Disk 2 is sparse-provisioned and should be replaced by your organization's preferred asset storage or VM storage disk.
    • Please contact Haivision Technical Support before attempting to resize or replace the virtual disk on the virtual disk, as this requires access to the EMS command line interface (to configure the virtual disk devices, LVM, file system, and OS).


      Reserve sufficient virtual resources (CPU, RAM, NIC, and HDD) to avoid adverse effects to the performance of your system.

  4. Power on the virtual machine.
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