Installing Untangle SD-WAN Router on VMware ESXi


You can deploy Untangle SD-WAN router as a virtual machine in VMware ESXi. This deployment method uses a pre-configured virtual machine disk (VMDK).

Step 1. Download the virtual machine disk

Download the Untangle SD-WAN Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK).

Step 2. Upload the virtual machine disk to the ESXi datastore

  1. In the VMware ESXi management console, navigate to the Datastore browser.
  2. Click Upload and browse to the Untangle SD-WAN router virtual machine disk file.

Step 3. Create a new virtual machine

  1. In the VMware ESXi management console, navigate to Virtual Machines and click Create / Register VM.
  2. On step one of the wizard, choose Create a new virtual machine.
  3. On step two:
    • Specify a name (e.g. untangle-sdwan).
    • For Compatibility, use the default value (e.g. ESXi 6.5 virtual machine).
    • For Guest OS family, select Linux.
    • For Guest OS version, select Other Linux (64-bit).
  1. On step three, choose the storage device where you want to save the virtual machine.
  2. On step four:
    • Remove the CD/DVD Drive and Hard disk devices.
    • Specify a number of CPUs and Memory (minimum 512 MB).
    • Click Add hard disk → Existing hard disk and browse the datastore to the Untangle SD-WAN router virtual disk file.
    • Click the new hard disk and change the Virtual Device Node to IDE controller 0 as Master.
    • Choose Disk Mode as Dependent.
    • Click Add network adapter.
    • Confirm that both network adapters connect at power on and use the E1000 adapter type.
    • Confirm that one of the network adapters connects to your WAN switch, and the other connects to your LAN switch.
  1. On the final step, review your settings and click Finish.
  2. Select your new virtual machine and click Power on.

Step 4. Access the virtual machine

  1. After you create the virtual machine, click Power on to launch to operating system.
  2. Click Console → Open in browser console.
  3. Allow approximately 1 minute for the system to boot, then click in to the virtual machine to access the system.
  4. Type the return key to access the prompt.
  5. Type “ip addr | grep -w inet” to obtain the IPv4 address of the system.
  6. Once you obtain the IP address you can access the web administration from your management computer.
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