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Variphy OVA Virtual Appliance Deployment

This article describes how to deploy and run the Variphy Insight Virtual Appliance (VIVA), a Linux virtual machine image in the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) from an .zip package.  

The package includes the Variphy web application running in a Tomcat web server as well as an open source database platform and OpenSSH deployed on a Ubuntu Server.

It is built as Virtual Machine V8 and at a minimum supports the following VMware versions, as well as Oracle VM VirtualBox :

  • *vSphere/ESXi/ESX 4.x and later
  • Workstation 6.5.x – 7.x
  • Fusion 2.x – 3.x |Fusion 2.x
  • Player 3.x
  • Server 2.x

*ESXi is required for Deployment Options to work.  During setup Deployment Options allow you to select from a Small, Standard, Large or Extra Large configuration.   Hosts not supporting Deployment Options will default to the Standard configuration.


Download The Variphy OVA

Download the latest Variphy OVA from the Variphy download page:


We have provided a video with deployment instructions via our Youtube channel, which you can view here, or you may continue reading the steps below in the article

Deploy The Variphy OVA

The Variphy OVA can be deployed on VMWare, Hyper-V, or Oracle Virtualbox.

How to deploy the Variphy OVA on vSphere/ESX 6.x


How to deploy the Variphy OVA on vSphere/ESX 5.x

Step 1) Extract the required files from the downloaded Variphy OVA zip file.

Step 2) From vSphere Client:  File > Deploy OVF Template

Step 3) Browse for and select the downloaded Variphy Insight .ovf file from the extracted files in Step 2.  

Step 4) Proceed with Import Steps:

***Always use a Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed disk format

How To Deploy On Oracle Virtualbox

If necessary, start Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Import Insight into Oracle VM VirtualBox:

Step 1) Select File > Import Appliance.

Step 2) In the Appliance Import Wizard, click Choose.

Step 3) Browse to the downloaded Variphy OVA file, select it, and click Continue.

Step 4) Select Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards and click Import.

When the import is complete, the VariphyInsight image appears in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager window.

Confirm the virtual machine’s network settings:

Step 5) In Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, scroll down the right pane to Network :

Step 6) Set your network adapters to Bridged mode to share your Variphy instance on the network, verify the adapter names are connected network adapters on your machine. 

– or –

Use NAT mode to use Variphy locally only

Start the Variphy virtual machine

Step 8) In the left pane of Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, select VariphyInsight. 

Step 9) Click Start.

When the machine is finished starting, the VirtualBoxVM console (labeled VairiphyInsight) appears and displays a Linux login prompt.

Login To The Virtual Machine

1.  Before you can SSH into the server for remote administration you must first configure your server settings via a Console window.

2.  At the Linux login prompt enter the default login credentials:

Username:  variphyadmin    |    Password:  V@riphy!!

3.  At first login you will be prompted to re-enter your password.

4.  Follow the first time setup guide to help you configure your Hostname, NTP Server, Time Zone & Network Settings.


Please read each step completely before proceeding to the next.  Use the ‘tab’ or arrow keys to navigate and ‘enter’ key to make a selection.  If you make a mistake proceed to the next step until you are asked to confirm if your settings were entered correctly.


Note: If you ever need to re-run this configuration script to change any of these settings, run the following from command line:


Logging In To Variphy

Enter the Variphy login URL in your browser’s address bar using the following format:   http://x.x.x.x:yyyy or https://x.x.x.x:yyyy 

Where x.x.x.x is the IP address of your Variphy virtual machine and yyyy is the corresponding application port.

By default, Variphy uses port 8080 for HTTP connections and 8443 for HTTPS connections.

Username:  Admin    |    Password:  Admin


To startup or shutdown Variphy, run the following command from the installation directory. 

E.g. “sudo service variphy stop” will stop the Variphy application.

Service Status

sudo service mysql status

sudo service variphy status 

Start Services

sudo service mysql start

sudo service variphy start

Stop Services

sudo service mysql stop

sudo service variphy stop

Restart Services

sudo service mysql restart

sudo service variphy restart    


Insight installation directory:






Audit Log FTP:




Updated on December 27, 2023

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