Installing on a VMware Virtual Machine

This article will walk you through the process of installing EmcienPatterns on a local machine.

Minimum Requirements

Disk Space

 1TB of Hard Drive Space


 16GB of RAM


 8 Cores


 Virtualization Technology is enabled.  For more information on how to enable this on your system, click here.


 Your server or computer must be connected to the internet in order to make contact with the licensing server


Step 1: Downloading the EmcienPatterns Software

A link to the download the OVA template will be emailed to you.

Step 2: Installing the EmcienPatterns VM

Deploy the OVA file as an Open Virtualization Format (OVA) template in VMware vCenter.

See VMware's documentation about deploying OVA templates.

Step 3: Configuring Hardware Settings

We recommend that you configure the following hardware settings.

CPU Defaults to 2. Supports 1 – 64. Although we suggest 8, increasing this will improve analysis speed.
Memory Defaults to 2GB, suggested is 16GB. Increasing memory allows for larger data sets to be analyzed.
Data Disk Ships with 100GB, increase to at least 1TB. Will need to be increased based on your data file sizes.

Installation Step: Please use “Thin Provision” storage. This means the EmcienPatterns VM will use hard drive space only when needed.



Configuration Step:  By default, the hard disk has an initial size of 100GB,  we strongly recommend you increase the size of the data disk to at least 1TB or more. The disk size can be increased when EmcienPatterns is powered off.  You can only increase disk space (you cannot decrease disk space).

Step 4: Launching the EmcienPatterns

After configuring your hardware settings, deploy your VM.

Once started you will need to use your browser and go to the IP Address for the new VM provided by vCenter.


NOTE: Use the IP address shown on YOUR vCenter screen, it will be different from the example shown above.

Once your browser refreshes, EmcienPatterns will show the first user creation screen to allow you to get started.


1. Enter a “Company” name where your analyzed results will be organized.

2. Enter your email address that you will use to login with.

3. Enter your password (and confirmation password).


Step 5: Licensing EmcienPatterns

Select the license file and click “Upload”

This process may take as long as two minutes.


Your EmcienPatterns software is now ready for use!