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Creating the VMware Virtual Machine

AlienVault provides a download package, which contains the VMware OVF template that you can import and deploy the USM Anywhere Sensor on a VMware ESXi host.

Important: If you are using VMware ESXi 5.1 through 6.0, the VMware vSphere Desktop Client is required for deployment of the USM Anywhere Sensor OVF. You cannot use the VMware vSphere Web Client interface for the Sensor deployment.

If you are using VMware ESX 6.5, you must have build 7388607 or later. Earlier builds have an issue with the OVF tools that will cause the Sensor OVF deployment to fail.

The VMware sensor requires all five NICs to be enabled. For more information about these interfaces, see Configuring Network Interfaces for On-Premises Sensors.

Depending on your version of VMware ESXi, use one of these procedures to import the Sensor OVF and create the USM Anywhere Sensor VM.