Using Pivotal Platform Dev with a Local OVA

Note: This functionality is not supported in the current version of Pivotal Platform Dev. Use Pivotal Platform Dev v0.30 for Pivotal Platform v1.11 or earlier for this functionality.

This topic describes how to use Pivotal Platform Dev with a local Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA).

Overview

By default, Pivotal Platform Dev tries to download a pre-determined OVA at startup. You can configure Pivotal Platform Dev to import an OVA instead when Internet access is restricted.

Configure Pivotal Platform Dev to Import an OVA

To configure Pivotal Platform Dev to import an OVA when Internet access is restricted:

  1. Determine the OVA version of your Pivotal Platform Dev installation by running:

    cf dev version
    

    This command outputs the CLI and OVA version and the Git SHA of the CLI. In this example, the OVA version is 0.234.0.

  2. Download the OVA file from the Pivotal Platform Dev page on Pivotal Network. To download the OVA, click on the corresponding file in the release, such as pcfdev-v0.234.0.ova. You must be signed in and accept the EULA to download the OVA.

  3. Import the OVA file by running:

    cf dev import PATH-TO-OVA-FILE
    

    Where PATH-TO-OVA-FILE is the path to your downloaded OVA file.
    This command copies the OVA file into your DEV_HOME directory. You can only import the version of the OVA that corresponds to the version of your Pivotal Platform Dev CLI plugin. All other OVAs are deleted.

  4. Run:

    cf dev start