I got some questions this week on VMWare and where the virtual appliance is.
All Webwasher related downloads reside on this portal: https://extranet.webwasher.com, to gain access it is suggested to contact customer service to set up an account for you.
In the portal you need to navigate to Software > McAfee Web Gateway 7 > Download to download the .iso.
The ISO can be mounted in VMWare to act as installation source.
For a VM to just test the product, you should setup the VM to have
min. 4096GB of Ram
200+ GB of disk space
floppy is optional
USB is optional
min. one NIC
If you need a sizing for your virtual environment, please request assistance through your account manager/sales engineer.
It is notable, that copying a VMWare with MWG will corrput the installation, due to a change of the UUID inside the BIOS. MWG uses the UUID as unique identifier for the machine.
If you want to create a default one to spawn new instance from, just install an instance. After the install of the packages, you will be asked if you want to reboot, halt, or shell. At this point, select halt. After the VM has halted (message on the console) shut it down and use this VM as template.
Make sure you attend the initial startup from a VSphere console to enter the initial config wizard and setup up basic connectivity.