Before you can deploy the OVF-Template you need to download it from myvmware.com or like i did from the VMUG Advantage OnTheHub website if you are a Advantage member.
Deploy the OVF-Template in your vCenter by selecting the file
Specify the virtual machines name and its target location
Select the destination cluster and/or host
Review the details
Check and accept the license agreement
Select the appropriate deployment size for the appliance
Since this a deployment in a homelab I did choose the “Extra Small” configuration to save some RAM and CPU. This is also a big difference from the vCenter-Deployment method described in Part 3 of this Installation Series where you don’t have that much options to choose from.
Select the storage for the appliance
Select a destination network
Customize the installation with your timezone and network details
Review the complete details and click “FINISH” to start the deployment
After a couple of minutes you will be presented with the “Welcome to vRealize Operations Manager Appliance” screen
Checkout Part 4 and Part 5 of this Installation Series for a tutorial on how to configure the vRealize Operations Manager Appliance after deployment.