Note that one SIMPL VM can be used to deploy multiple node types. Thus, this step only needs to be performed once for all node types.


The supported version of the SIMPL VM is 6.13.3. Prior versions cannot be used.

Planning for the procedure

Background knowledge

This procedure assumes that:

  • you are using a supported VMware vSphere version, as described in the 'VMware requirements' section of the SIMPL VM Documentation

  • you are installing into an existing VMware vSphere deployment which has pre-configured networks and VLANs; this procedure does not cover setting up a VMware vSphere deployment from scratch

  • you know the IP networking information (IP address, subnet mask in CIDR notation, and default gateway) for the SIMPL VM.

Reserve maintenance period

This procedure does not require a maintenance period. However, if you are integrating into a live network, we recommend that you implement measures to mitigate any unforeseen events.

Plan for service impact

This procedure does not impact service.


You must be a system operator to perform the MOP steps.

Tools and access

You must have access to a local computer (referred to in this procedure as the local computer) with a network connection and access to the vSphere client.

This page references an external document: the SIMPL VM Documentation. Ensure you have a copy available before proceeding.

Installation Questions

Question More information

Do you have the correct SIMPL VM OVA?

All SIMPL VM virtual appliances use the naming convention - simpl_vm_<full-version>.ova. For example, simpl_vm_6.13.3.ova where 6.13.3 is the software version.

Do you know the IP address that you intend to give to the SIMPL VM?

The SIMPL VM requires one IP address, for management traffic.

Method of procedure

Deploy and configure the SIMPL VM

Follow the SIMPL VM Documentation on how to deploy the SIMPL VM and set up the configuration.

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