ESET Remote Administrator VA deployment

The ERA Virtual Appliance (ERA VA) is available for users who want to run ESET Remote Administrator in a virtualized environment, it simplifies deployment of ESET Remote Administrator and is faster than using the All-in-one installer or component installation packages.

Deploying ERA VA on a vSphere Client

1.Connect to your vCenter Server using vSphere Client, or directly to your ESXi server.

2.Click File > Deploy OVF Template.

3.Click Browse, navigate to the ERA_Appliance.ova file that you downloaded from and then click Open.

4.Click Next in the OVF Template Details window.

5.Read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).

6.Follow the instructions on screen to complete installation and specify the following information about your virtual client:

Name and Location


Resource Pool


Disk Format

Network Mapping

7.Click Next, review the deployment summary and click Finish. The process will automatically create a virtual machine with the settings you specify.


8.Once the ERA VA is successfully 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 through a web browser by connecting to: https://[IP address]:8443".

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


If you do not have a DHCP server in your network, you will need to configure your ERA VA manually. The following information will be displayed; the URL will not contain an IP address.



We highly recommend that you configure vCenter roles and permissions in such a way that VMware users won't be able to access the ERA virtual machine. This will prevent users from tampering with the ERA VM. There is no need for ERA users to access the VM. To manage access to ESET Remote Administrator, use Access Rights in the ERA Web Console.