Deploy OVA to VMWare vSphere/ESXi

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To Deploy the Access Gateway OVA VMWare vSphere/ESXI

 

Note: Older versions (before 6.5) of VMWare ESXi, vSphere and vSphere Client do not support SHA-256OVF Files.
To Convert from SHA256 to SHA1

$ ovftool --shaAlgorithm=SHA1 /path/to/the/original/ova_file.ova /path/to/the/new/ova/file-SHA1.ova

  1. Download and install VMware vSphere ClientEssentially, a client is anything that talks to the Okta service. Within the traditional client-server model, Okta is the server. The client might be an agent, an Okta mobile app, or a browser plugin. from the ESXi/vSphere server.

  2. Open VMware vSphere Client.

  3. Enter the server name or IP address and credentials in the respective fields, and click Login.

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  4. In the vSphere Client window, select File > Deploy OVF Template.

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  5. In the Deploy OVF Template window, click Browse.

  6. Select the Okta-Access Gateway OVA file, and click Open.

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  7. Click Next.

  8. Review the template details provided, and click Next.

  9. When prompted to accept the Access Gateway License agreement. Click Accept and then click Next.

  10. Enter a name for the Access Gateway template, and click Next.

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  11. On the next page, select a storage location, and click Next.

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  12. Select the appropriate disk format option based on your requirements, and click Next.

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  13. Click Finish.

    vSphere Client will begin the deployment process.

  14. Click Close in the confirmation dialog box when the deployment is complete.

  15. In the vSphere Client window, click Inventory.

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  16. Select the Virtual Machines tab to display the VMs that are currently deployed to the server.

  17. Select the Access Gateway VM, and click Power On (symbolized by a green play icon) in the toolbar.

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  18. Right-click the VM, and click Open Console to log in to the VM.

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Troubleshooting Compatibility Errors

On some versions of VMware EXSi theAccess Gateway appliance will not start due to a compatibility error.

To correct the error:

  1. Open VMware vSphere Client.

  2. Enter the server name or IP address and credentials in the respective fields, and click Login.

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  3. Navigate to the Okta-Access Gateway VM.

  4. Right click the VM name and select Compatibility > Upgrade VM compatibility > Yes.
  5. In the Compatible with dialog select the default ( typically ESXi 6.5 and later).
  6. The VM should start normally.
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