Deploy the OVF template that you downloaded in Step 2 on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server. If you use ESX version 4.1, when you download the template, you may be asked to choose thin disk provisioning or thick disk provisioning. Symantec Web Gateway recommends that you use thick disk provisioning.
An OVF template is a virtual machine that includes the software that you plan to run on the computer. You can deploy the OVF template with a vSphere client on a different computer than the computer that hosts your ESX/ESXi Server.
Symantec Web Gateway only supports the deployment of an unaltered OVF template file. Symantec Web Gateway does not support the creation of an OVF template from the Symantec Web Gateway template.
The OVF deployment takes about 10 minutes. When it completes, the new computer appears in your inventory. You may want to configure your guest computer to restart when the host computer restarts.
Reserve memory for the Symantec Web Gateway virtual appliance.
You can set the memory reservation in vSphere in the Resources > Memory > Reservation settings.