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Installing the VMware vDR Appliance…

Go to VMware’s website, go to the “Downloads” section, click on “vSphere 4” and scroll down until you see “VMware Data Recovery”, click on the “Download” button.
Accept the EULA and download the ISO. Once downloaded, extract the ISO (I use 7zip)
Remote Setup Wizard

Go into your vCenter and go to “File” then “Deploy OVF Template…”
Deploy OVF

Browse out to where the ISO was extracted to and select the ovf file in the VMwareDataRecovery-ovf-i386 folder, then click “Next”
Remote Setup Wizard

Verify the information, then click “Next”
OVF Details

Select the name and add it to where it should go (the cluster in this case)
Name

Select the cluster and then the individual host
Host Config

Select the Datastore to store the files and the format of the disk
Disk Setup

Select the Network it should be on
Network Config

Select the Timezone
Time Config

Verify the information and click “Finish”
Verify Config

Wait for the system to be successfully deployed
Installing
Completed Install

With the appliance installed, the plugin for vCenter will now be needed. To install it go back to the extracted ISO folder, run the “VMwareDataRecoveryPlugin.msi”
Plugin Installer

Click “Next”, “Next”, “Next”, choose “I Agree” and “Next”, “Next”, “Close”
Plugin Installer
Plugin Installer
Plugin Installer
Plugin Installer
Plugin Installer
Plugin Installer

Once installed, by clicking on the “Plug-ins” through vCenter and then “Manage Plug-ins”, the Plug-in Manager should look similar to this:
Plugin Installed

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