Deploying the Virtual Appliance on VMware ESXi

Instructions on how to deploy a Private Access Connector virtual appliance on VMware ESXi.

  1. Create a virtual machine.

    The following steps illustrate how to create a virtual machine on the web vSphere Client.

    1. Log on to the web vSphere Client, click ACTIONS, and then click Deploy OVF Template....

      The Deploy OVF Template screen appears.

    2. Under Select an OVF template, click Local file, select the OVA file downloaded from the Trend Micro Vision One console, and then click NEXT.
    3. Under Select a name and folder, specify a unique name and target location for the Private Access Connector virtual appliance, and then click NEXT.
    4. Under Select a computer resource, select a destination computer resource and click NEXT.
    5. Under Review details, verify the template details and click NEXT.
    6. Under Select storage, select the disk location and click NEXT.
    7. Under Select networks, select a destination network and click NEXT.
    8. Under Ready to complete, review and confirm the settings and click FINISH.

      It may take about two minutes for the process to complete.

  2. Click the green Power On button on the top to power on the virtual machine, and then click the console button to open the virtual machine console.
  3. Log on to the Connector virtual appliance with the default credentials.

    User name: admin

    Password: saseztna

  4. Enter the Command Line Interface (CLI), run the following command, and then press the Enter key to change your password for the enable command: passwd

    The default password is saseztna. Your new password cannot be the same as the default password.

    The admin user, root user, and privileged mode share the same password.

  5. Type enable and then press the Enter key to enter privileged mode. Provide the updated password when asked.

    The command prompt changes from > to #.

  6. Use the CLI to configure the required network settings.

    After the Connector is installed, the default IP assignment method for the default Ethernet interface eth0 is DHCP. If your organization does not use a DHCP server, manually configure the static IP address, static route, and DNS server for eth0. For more information on available commands, see Private Access Connector CLI Commands.

  7. (Optional) Run the following command to change the time zone of the Connector: configure timezone <timezone>

    The default time zone is America/Los_Angeles.

  8. Run the following command to register the Connector virtual appliance to Trend Micro Vision One: register <registration_token>

    You can obtain the token from the same screen you downloaded the virtual appliance on Trend Micro Vision One.

    • If your environment uses a local Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, make sure the NTP server synchronizes with the local time for successful registration.

    • Trend Micro recommends using an SSH client to easily copy and paste the registration token.

  9. Use the CLI to configure other settings, if required.

    For more information on available commands, see Private Access Connector CLI Commands.

    After successful deployment, the Connector virtual appliance appears under the corresponding connector group on the Private Access Connectors tab.

Add an internal app of your organization and associate it with the corresponding connector group on the Trend Micro Vision One console. For more information, see Adding an Internal Application.