When deploying a vShield Manager VA, its IP address is set to DHCP by default. Once deployed and started, you can log on through the console to change it to a fixed IP.
Open a VMWare console to the appliance and log on:
manager login: admin Password: ****** (the CLI 'admin' password you entered during the deployment)
Go into enable mode and enter the setup:
manager> enable Password: ****** (the enable password you entered during the deployment) manager# setup
Enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS settings. When finished, you will be prompted to log out.
Note that after setting the IP address, I had to restart the appliance because the web interface was only accessible on the new IP address after a reboot.
If you have not set a password during the deployment of the OVA, the default password is default.