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Snapt Aria VMware Workstation – Windows

Snapt Aria and VMware are a match made in hypervisor heaven. With Snapt Aria’s recent VMware Ready Certification you can be up and running, load balancing traffic, optimizing traffic delivery and blocking bad requests in 2 minutes or less.

Let’s look at how easy it is to get Snapt Aria installed on VMware

Step 1: Get the latest VMX Image

Firstly, before we continue, you’ll need to ensure that you have the latest available image for Hyper-V downloaded from our downloads page

Step 2: Extracting the archive

In order to speed up the download process, we’ve compressed the file to make it as small as possible. The downloaded file name would look something similar to this


Step 3: Open VMware Player/Workstation

Now that we’ve extracted the file that we’ll use to boot within VMware Player/Workstation, it’s time now to log in and get ready to deploy.

Step 4: Open a Virtual Machine

Now, you’ll click on “Open a Virtual Machine” and we’ll browse to the file we extracted in the step above.

Step 4a: Edit Virtual machine settings

If you’d like, you can now change some of the Virtual Machine settings by clicking on “Edit virtual machine settings”. We provision the image with enough resources for testing and light load, but you should revisit the resource allocations when placing this into production.

Step 5: Get started

Now, you’ll click on “Play virtual machine” in order to start the first initial bootup of the VMX image. Please note that the virtual machine (VM) will reboot 1-2 times during the first boot as we’re busy setting this up for the first time.

Step 6: Connecting to Snapt Aria UI

Once the system has finished booting you can type the below command into the CLI console


if your network supports DHCP, an IP address will be displayed on the console. If no IP address is disabled, this means that your network is not set up with DHCP and you’ll have to manually assign the IP address to your VM by running the following command

sudo networkConfig

The default password is: snapt

You can now open a web browser and navigate to http://youripaddress:8080 and login to Snapt Aria with the default username and password (admin/admin)

Updated on April 9, 2020

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