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Install the CloudLink Gateway in a VMware Virtual Environment

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This topic describes the equipment, network, and configuration considerations that apply when setting up CloudLink Gateway on servers enabled with VMware® vSphere™ virtualization.

VMware Requirements

The CloudLink Gateway virtual appliance is supported in the following VMware environments;
  • ESXi 5.1 or later
  • Fusion 5.x or later
  • Workstation 9.x or later
  • Player 5.x or later

System Requirements

Disk Size
8 GB
2 GB

You must have VMware vCenter server installed in your machine to change the network configuration of the gateway during the deployment.

Assigning IP Address

During the virtual deployment of CloudLink Gateway, the system assigns the initial IP address through Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Alternately, the user can configure the initial IP address during the Open Virtualization Application (OVA) deployment using the portal. The console displays the network address after the deployment.


You can deploy CLoudLink Gateway in a VMware environment in any of the following ways:

Deploy using VMware vSphere/vCenter

The following are the high-level steps to deploy CloudLink Gateway OVA using the VMware vSphere Client to an ESXi host via vCenter Manager.
  1. Log in to the VMware vSphere Client with your username and password.
  2. From the vSphere Client Menu Bar, choose File > Deploy OVF Template.
  3. In the OVA Wizard, select the Source of the OVF template file (OVA file extension):
    1. URL
      1. If the OVF template file is on the Internet or accessible through a web browser; enter the URL of the location of the file.
    2. Local File
      1. If the OVF template file was downloaded to the local computer or to a network share drive, click Browse to locate the file.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Under Name and Inventory Location, specify the name for the virtual machine and click Next.
  6. Under Deployment Configuration, select the desired hardware configuration profile from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Under Storage, select the Datastore to use for the virtual machine. Click Next.
  9. Set the virtual disk format to Thick Provisioned.
  10. Under Network Mapping, allocate one or more virtual network interface card (vNIC) on the destination network using the drop-down list. The options for mapping the vNICs differ depending on the release version.
  11. Configure the properties for the virtula machine.
  12. Select Power on after deployment to automatically power on the virtual machine.
  13. Click Finish to deploy the OVA.

Deploy using VMware Open Virtualization Format Tool

Alternately, use the command ovftool to deploy CloudLink Gateway in a VMware environment through the VMware Open Virtualization Format Tool. The configuration parameters such as static IP address, user name, and password can be specified when deploying the OVA package to an ESXi host. 
The following is an example of how to deploy CloudLink Gateway in a VMware environment using the command.

# target host

# (replace values as needed for your environment)





# network settings for virtual CloudLink Gateway

# (replace values as needed for your environment)






ovftool \

    --acceptAllEulas \

    --disableVerification \

    --noSSLVerify \

    --skipManifestCheck \

    --X:injectOvfEnv \

    --powerOn \

    --prop:cl.hostname=${DEPLOYMENT_HOST_NAME} \

    --prop:cl.ip0=${DEPLOYMENT_IP} \

    --prop:cl.netmask0=${DEPLOYMENT_NETMASK} \

    --prop:cl.gateway0=${DEPLOYMENT_GATEWAY} \

    --prop:cl.dns0=${DEPLOYMENT_DNS} \

    --datastore=${ESXI_DATASTORE} \

    Mitel-CloudLink-Gateway-1.0.0.ova \


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