This EJBCA Software Appliance Documentation applies for the latest EJBCA Software Appliance version. To access documentation for previous versions, click EJBCA Software Appliance Versions in the header.

The EJBCA Software Appliance supports the leading virtualization platform VMware and the hypervisor solution VMware ESXi.

System Requirements

Before you install the software appliance, ensure that the system requirements are met.

The following hardware specifications are recommended for the virtual machine.

  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Disk space: 50 GB - 2 TB
  • CPU: 8 vCPU cores
  • VMware certified hardware. For more information, refer to the VMware Compatibility Guide.

EJBCA Software Appliance Installation


The following lists prerequisites for the installation instructions:

  • An EJBCA® Software Appliance package (downloaded from your PrimeKey download area).
  • Mozilla Firefox installed on the administrator workstation.

Create VM

Perform the steps below to create a virtual machine from OVF and VMDK files, using the VMware ESXi New Virtual Machine wizard.

  1. Download the software appliance package (PrimeKeyEjbcaSoftwareAppliance-<version>.ova) from your PrimeKey download area.
  2. Open VMware ESXi in Firefox, select Virtual Machines in the Navigator pane and then click Create / Register VM.
  3. Select Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file and click Next. 
  4. Specify a name for the virtual machine, upload the OVA file and click Next.
  5. On the Select storage page, select a storage device and click Next.
  6. On the Deployment options page, select a VM Network and click Next.

  7. Review the settings and click Finish to create the virtual machine.

What's Next?

You have now created the Virtual Machine. For your next step, learn how to log in to EJBCA Software Appliance the first time, see Initial Log In.

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