VMware Workstation/Player

Deploying ERA VA in VMware Workstation/Player

We recommend that you use the latest version of VMware Player. Set the connection for the network adapter on your VM to Bridged or NAT.


Port forwarding must be configured on your virtual machine for ERA to be accessible from the network.

1.Select File > Open a Virtual Machine.

2.Navigate to the era_appliance.ova file that you downloaded from the ESET website and click Open.

3.Provide a name and local store path for the new virtual machine and click Import.

4.Read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) if you agree with it.

5.Once the appliance is deployed, power it on. The following information will be displayed:


Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your newly deployed ERA Appliance in the address bar. You can see the IP address listed in the console window (as shown above). It will say "First time appliance configuration needs to be performed. Please connect using a web browser to: https://[IP address]".

The next step is to configure your appliance via the web interface.

validation-status-icon-warning IMPORTANT

If you do not have a DHCP server in your network, you will need to Set static IP address for the ERA VA via Management console. If there is no IP address assigned, the following information will be displayed; the URL will not contain an IP address.