vCD Installation Guide – Part 5 – Application

This is part 5 of the vCD Installation guide, describing the installation of the vCloud Director Application binaries upon the RHELS 6.3 OS.

This is a five part series describing the steps to install and configure the components of vCloud Director 5.1:

Installing the vCloud Director 5.1 Application Binary

  1. Use FTP or WinSCP to copy the “vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.3-1881640.bin” file to the “install_files” directory.
  2. Install the vCD Application: “./vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.3-1881640.bin”
  3. When the question “Would you like to run the script now?” appears, type “y” and press “Enter”.
  4. When the message “Please enter your choice for the HTTP service IP address:” appears, type your choice (1 or 2) and press “Enter”.
  5. When the message “Please enter your choice for the remote console proxy IP address:” appears, type your choice (1 or 2) and press “Enter”.
  6. When the message “Please enter the path to the Java keystore containing your SSL certificates and private keys:” appears, type “/install_files/certificates.ks” and press “Enter”.
  7. When the message “Please enter the password for the keystore:” appears, type “123456” and press “Enter”.
  8. When the message “Syslog host name or IP address [press Enter to skip]:” appears, press “Enter” to skip or type the Syslog IP address (and then the Syslog UDP port).
  9. When the message “Enter the database type:” appears, type “2” and press “Enter”.
  10. When the message “Enter the database port:” appears, press “Enter” to accept the default port 1433.
  11. When the message “Enter the database name:” appears, press “Enter” to accept the default database name “vcloud”.
  12. When the message “Enter the database instance:” appears, press “Enter” to accept the default database instance.
  13. When the message “Enter the database username:” appears, type “vcloud” and press “Enter”.
  14. When the message “Enter the database password:” appears, type “@Vmware12” and press “Enter”.
  15. Expect to see the message “vCloud Director configuration is now complete.”
  16. When the message “Start it now?” appears, type “y” and press “Enter”.
  17. Expect to see the messages “Starting vmware-vcd-watchdog” and “Starting vmware-vcd-cell” and the status “OK” for each.
  18. The installation has completed successfully and you will now be returned to the prompt.
  19. Clean up the installation file: “rm vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.3-1881640.bin”

vCD_bin_1 vCD_bin_2 vCD_bin_3vCD_bin_4vCD_bin_5 vCD_bin_6

Complete the “vCloud Director Setup Wizard”

  1. Open a Firefox or IE browser and access the vCloud Director Setup Wizard URL: https://<HTTP Server IP Address>
  2. In the “Welcome” screen, press the “Next” button.
  3. In the “Licence Agreement” screen, select “Yes, I accept the terms in the licence agreement” and press “Next”.
  4. In the “Licencing” screen, enter the “Licence key” and press “Next”.
  5. In the “Create an Administrator Account” screen, enter the “administrator” “Password”, “Contact info” and press “Next”.
  6. In the “System Settings” screen, enter the “System Name”, “Installation ID” (first vCD Cell – leave as 1) and press “Next”.
  7. In the “Ready to Complete” screen,  press “Finish”.
  8. vCloud Directory is now ready to provision via the URL: https://<HTTP Server IP Address>/cloud
  9. NOTE: vCloud Director requires a vCenter, Provider VDC, External Network, Network Pool, Organisation, Resources & Catalog for the Organisation before you can start providing cloud services via vCloud Director.

vCD_initial_config_1 vCD_initial_config_2 vCD_initial_config_3 vCD_initial_config_4 vCD_initial_config_5 vCD_initial_config_6 vCD_initial_config_7

vCloud Director is now installed and ready to be configured.

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