VMware Workspace ONE Access – Deploy Appliance

Release date: November 14th 2021, Updated January 25th 2023

Welcome to my VMware Workspace ONE Access series. In this session I will describe the steps I took to deploy the VMware Workspace ONE Access appliance. In this session I will be deploying v. 22.09.1.0 Before I start this, I have already set up a HAProxy load balancer in front, as described here: HAProxy I wont go into details about the prerequisites for deploying a OVF template in VMware vSphere but do a quick walk through of my deployment. I have also made a pointer in my internal DNS to the FQDN of this appliance.

I start out by deploying the OVF Template in VMware vSphere. I browse and select the OVA file, Next

I provide a Virtual Machine Name and a suitable Location, Next

I select my cluster as Compute Resource, Next

The template details looks good, Next…

Accept the License agreements, Next

As this is a Lab set up, I will deploy an Extra Small configuration, Next

For storage, I select my Datastore and choose Thin Provisioning as disk format, Next

I will be using my DMZ port group for Network 1 as this deployment will be placed in the DMZ, Next

To customize my template, I adjust the settings with my appropriate values:

Everything looks satisfactory, so I click Finish to start the deployment.

Once the deployment is done and the Virtual Machine is started up, the welcome-screen in VMRC below wishes us welcome and points us in the right direction to complete the installation.

With that, the Workspace ONE Access appliance is deployed and ready for the initial configuration, which I have described here: VMware Workspace ONE Access – Configure Appliance

Official VMware documentation:

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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