Virtual appliance - ESXΒΆ

To deploy the Plixer Replicator virtual appliance for ESX environments, note the following system requirements and proceed with the instructions that follow:


The Plixer Replicator virtual appliance for ESX is provided as an all-in-one OVF template to streamline the deployment process.

System requirements for ESX deployments:

  • RAM: 2 GB

  • Storage: 100 GB

  • Processor: 2 CPU, 2 cores, 2 GHz+

  • OS: ESX/ESXi5+

  • VMware Tools (to shut down the machine via the VMware vSphere client)

Deploying the OVF template

  1. After connecting to the ESX host via VMware vSphere or vCenter, select File > Deploy OVF Template.

  2. Select Deploy from File, navigate to the OVF Template, and click Next.

  3. Review the OVF template details and click Next.

  4. Provide a name for the virtual appliance and follow the deployment wizard that follows.

  5. Review the virtual settings provided and click Finish to complete importing the OVF Template.

  6. Right-click on the Plixer Replicator virtual machine to boot it up.

  7. Navigate to the Console tab and log in with the username replicator and password replicator.

  8. After the machine performs a quick setup, follow the instructions on the screen.

  9. Log in to the UI, and then go through the configuration steps that follow.


VMware Tools are installed by default in the Plixer Replicator package. For more information, refer to the VMware Tools documentation.

Upgrading the virtual machine hardware version

The Plixer Replicator virtual appliance for ESX is built on virtual machine hardware version 7 to maintain backwards compatibility with ESXi 5 hypervisors.

To upgrade the hardware version:

  1. Shut down the virtual machine.

  2. Right-click on the virtual machine in vSphere (or vCenter) and select Upgrade Virtual Hardware.