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Video: Data Center Expert | How do I download and deploy the Virtual Appliance?

Process for downloading and deploying the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance.

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StruxureWare Data Center Expert (DCE)

StruxureWare Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance (all versions)
VMware ESXi


1) Download the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance Trial (AP94VMTRL) from www.apc.com.

2) Once the DCE Virtual Appliance is downloaded, it can be deployed within a VMware ESXi environment.

3) Information on deploying the OVF file can be found at the VMware Documentation Center.

Note: Deploying OVA shows "Invalid Certificate" on vCenter 7.0U2, but shows "Trusted certificate" in older versions. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/84240

4) It is highly recommended to add an additional hard disk to the virtual appliance.  For instructions, see knowledge base Data Center Expert | Configuring Hardware Resources (RAM, CPU, Hard Disks, & Network Adapters) .

After initial login with apcsetup, our setup prompts require the change and creation of crucial system accounts. Below are the default credentials that are required to configure new user credentials. Based on software versions, you may be prompted to change them.  Please note that the apcreset password you set will be the ONLY recovery option in the event of lost or forgotten credentials.

Username: apcsetup
Password: apcsetup

Username: apcinfo
Password: apcinfo

Data Center Expert version 7.9.3 and later:
Username: apcreset
Password: apcreset

Data Center Expert version 7.9.2 and earlier:
Username: apcreset
Password: apc

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