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How to Deploy VMware vCloud Director 5.5 ?

VMware vCloud Director is one of the key component of vCloud suite which provides an automated operation management,policy based infrastructure components,self-service portal and  application provisioning . These all the features makes vCloud director (vDC) is one of the best IAAS ( infrastructure-as-a-service) solution in the market today. But VMware has released vCAC (VMware vCloud automation center) which also similar to vDC. But not sure whether vCloud Director will be replaced by vCAC.  In this vCloud Director article series, i just want to demonstrate how to setup IAAS( infrastructure-as-a-service) using vCloud director .

Note: vCloud director appliance will be used only for testing purpose. If you want to setup for real production environment, you have to download vCloud software and install it Redhat Linux 5+. 

Download the vCloud director appliance from VMware.

Let me start with vCloud Director deployment.

1. Login to vSphere Client and select the vSphere host where you want to deploy vCloud director appliance.

Login to vSphere Client
Login to vSphere Client

2.Right click the host and select “Deploy OVF Template” .

Right Click  and select Deploy OVF template.
Right Click and select Deploy OVF template.

3. Select local file and click on browse to provide the path for vCloud director appliance file.

Browse the OVA file
Browse the OVA file

4.Review the OVF details.

OVF file details
OVF file details

5. Accept the end user license agreement.

Accept the license and continue
Accept the license and continue

6.Enter the name and select the datacenter where this appliance is going to be deployed.

Enter the VM name and Select DC location
Enter the VM name and Select DC location

7.Select the provision type. Check step number 4 to know the disk size required for thin & thick provision.Let me go with thin provisioning.

Select thin provisioning
Select thin provisioning

8.Select the destination network for this VM. This appliance will plumb two IP address by default. One IP will be used of vCloud director use and another one for console access.

Network Selection
Network Selection

9.Here you need to customize the template according to your environment. Enter the password for root and guest user.

Enter the root & Gust user password
Enter the root & Gust user password

10.Click on the networking properties  and enter gateway & two IP address.

Enter the IP info
Enter the IP info

11.Click on Finish to complete the wizard.

12.You can see the deployment status in the task window.

Deployment status
Deployment status

13. Once the deployment is completed, you can see the messages like below.

Deployment status - completed
Deployment status – completed

14.You can see that new VM have created.

New VM
New VM

Please click  page 2 to continue to see the post deployment of vCloud director.

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