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How to Deploy and configure VMware vShield Manager ?

This article will help you to deploy and configure the vShield manager appliance on vSphere environment. We should deploy   vShield Manager to provide the network services to vCloud director. Each vCenter server which you are adding to vCloud director must be associated with one vShield manager . vShield manager is the central management pane to manage all the vShield pieces. vShield suite offers various products to tighten the security of the VM’s and to provide the network services.

vShield suite provides the following products.

  1. vShield Manager – To manage below listed products.
  2. vShield Zones – IP based Firewall
  3. vShield App – Grouping the VM’s with similar security settings
  4. vShield Edge – Offers DHCP,NAT,VPN services
  5. vShield Endpoint – Provides Hypervisor Level Guest security.  
vSheild Manager overview
vShield Manager overview

Download vShield Appliance from VMware website.

1. Login to vSphere Client and select the ESXi host where you want to deploy it.

Login to vSphere client
Login to vSphere client

2.Right click the ESXi host and select “Deploy OVF template”

Select the ESXI host and right click
Select the ESXI host and right click

3.Select the local file and browse to the vShield appliance file which you have downloaded from internet.

Provide the OVA file location
Provide the OVA file location

4.Review the template details and accept the extra configuration options.

Review the OVF template and accept
Review the OVF template and accept

5.Enter the VM name and select the datacenter for deployment.

Enter the VM name
Enter the VM name

6.Select the virtual disk provision type as “thin” and select the datastore of your ESXi host.

Select thin provisioning and select the  datastore
Select thin provisioning and select the datastore

7.Select the destination network .

Select the VM network
Select the VM network

8.Set the password for admin user and privileged mode user.

Enter the password for users
Set the password for users

9.Just review the summary of the deployment and click finish to deploy it.

Summary of the deployment
Summary of the deployment

10.In the recent tasks , you can see the deployment status.

vShield VM deployed successfully
vShield VM deployed successfully

Please click on Page 2 to see the post configuration of vShield Manager

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