Deploy a Conductor in VMware ESX/ESXi


  • An existing installation of VMware ESX/ESXi server version 6.5.0 and later
  • A VMware open virtual appliance (OVA) for a Conductor or Airwall Gateway.

System Requirements

The following VMware ESX/ESXi server hardware is required:

  • Minimum requirement of a single processor with hyper-threading support, VT-x technology, and 64-bit architecture.
  • Optimum configuration is minimum 4 processing cores with hyper-threading support, VT-x technology, 64-bit architecture, and AES-NI enabled in the host's BIOS.
Virtual image

Below are the minimum configuration requirements available for a virtual Conductor or Airwall Gateway image:

Platform Memory Disk
Conductor 4GB 120GB*
Airwall Gateway 1GB 1GB*

* Already included in the default OVA package

To deploy a virtual Conductor

  1. Deploy a new OVF template from within vSphere or vCenter. For most deployments, the default settings are sufficient.
  2. Browse to the location of the downloaded OVA file.
  3. Give the virtual machine a unique name and select its storage location.
  4. Map the virtual machine's network interfaces with the correctly assigned port groups for the Conductor.
  5. Disk provisioning can be set to Thin Provisioned
  6. Verify the configuration, check Power on after deployment, and then click Finish to begin the update.

To configure the Conductor

An unlicensed, new VMware Conductor deploys with the default configuration.

  • Network adapter 1 is configured with a static IP address of
  • Network adapter 2 is configured for DHCP IP addressing

To determine the IP address assigned to network adapter 2, at the console, log in with name: airsh, and password: airsh, and then type status.

Run the Conductor web UI on either of the network adapters. To continue: