VMware Deployment

Screen capture of RS Virtual Appliance Software Email

  1. Open the email you received from BeyondTrust Technical Support and click the link to download the BeyondTrust RS Virtual Appliance (VMware) for ERS.


Deploy OVF Template

  1. Log in to your virtual infrastructure client. You must use an account with permissions to deploy a virtual machine as an OVF template. Follow the process to deploy an OVF template.


Select an OVF Template

  1. On the Select an OVF Template screen, select the BeyondTrust.ova file.


Select a name and folder for virtual machine target location

  1. Specify a unique name and select a folder for virtual machine target location.


Select a destination computer resource for this operation

  1. Select the destination computer resource for this operation.


Deploy OVF Template Details

  1. Review the OVF template details.


Deploy OVF Template: License Agreements

  1. Read and accept the end user license agreement.


Select a deployment configuration

  1. Select a configuration of Small, Medium, or Large. This selection defines your default resource allocations. Choose your configuration based on your usage needs and available resources.


Select a database where the configuration and disk files will be stored

  1. Select the datastore on which you want the RS Virtual Appliance to run. This is where the operating system and session data is stored.


Select a destination network for each source network

  1. Select the appropriate network destination for your environment. Your RS Virtual Appliance can function anywhere in your network with internet access. However, if you are going to access systems outside of your network, for optimum security BeyondTrust recommends that you place the RS Virtual Appliance in a DMZ or outside of your internal firewall. Network location considerations are outlined in the table below.


For detailed information about network locations, please see The B Series Appliance in the Network.

Network Location Considerations for B Series Appliances
Network Location Advantages/Disadvantages

Outside your firewall

Does not require that ports 80 and 443 be open inbound for TCP traffic on your firewall. Simplifies the setup process significantly because both consoles and clients are built to resolve to a specific DNS; if your registered DNS resolves to a public IP address directly assigned to your B Series Appliance, no additional setup is required by you to initiate a session.


May require additional setup depending on your router or routers.

Inside your firewall

Requires port forwarding on your firewall and possibly additional setup of your NAT routing and internal DNS.


Customize the deployment properties

  1. Go back to the email you received from BeyondTrust Technical Support and copy the Appliance License Key. In the deployment wizard, paste the key into the field.

If for some reason you are unable to provide the Appliance License Key at this time, you can manually enter it later, from the virtual machine console. It is recommended that you enter the key now for the sake of simplicity.


Ready to Complete

  1. Review your settings and then click Finish.

    The RS Virtual Appliance will deploy in the location and with the resources you specified