Creating your virtual machine

To install a virtual appliance, you must first use VMWare ESXi to create a virtual machine.


  1. From the VMware vSphere Client, click File > New > Virtual Machine.
  2. Add the Name and Location, and select the Datastore for the new virtual machine.
  3. Use the following steps to guide you through the choices:
    1. In the Configuration pane of the Create New Virtual Machine window, select Custom.
    2. In the Virtual Machine Version pane, select Virtual Machine Version: 7.
    3. For the Operating System (OS), select Linux, and select the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® version.
    4. On the CPUs page, configure the number of virtual processors that you want for the virtual machine. Select 40 or more.
    5. In the Memory Size field, type or select the RAM required for your deployment. Select 128 GB or more.
    6. Use the following table to configure you network connections.
      Table 1. Descriptions for network configuration parameters



      How many NICs do you want to connect

      You must add at least one Network Interface Controller (NIC)

      Adapter VMXNET3
    7. In the SCSI controller pane, select VMware Paravirtual.
    8. In the Disk pane, select Create a new virtual disk and use the following table to configure the virtual disk parameters.
      Table 2. Settings for the virtual disk size and provisioning policy parameters
      Property Option
      Capacity 2 or higher (TB)
      Disk Provisioning Thin provision
      Advanced options Do not configure
  4. On the Ready to Complete page, review the settings and click Finish.

What to do next

Install the QRadar® software on your virtual machine.