vCAC 6 series – Part 4 – Deploy VMware vCAC Appliance

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What is VMware vCloud Appliance

A pre-configured virtual appliance that deploys the vCloud Automation Center server. The server includes the vCloud Automation Center console, which provides a single portal for self-service provisioning and management of cloud services, as well as authoring and administration.

Deployment
  • deploy appliance form OVF

deploy OVF template VMware identity Appliance

  • follow the prompts to the properties page
  • on the properties page provide:
    • hostname
    • root password
    • networking configuration
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  • follow the prompts to the properties page
  • on the properties page provide:
    • hostname
    • root password
    • networking configuration

    vCAC appliance IP configuration

    vCAC appliance IP configuration

Configuration
  • Power virtual machine on
  • Browse to https://<appliance FQDN>:5480 and log in using root credentials
  • Configure time source, I use my internal time server
Time source

Time source

  • On vCAC settings tab type FQDN of vCAC appliance
vcac configuration

vcac configuration

  • Generate self-signed certificate or import signed cert
SSL certificate settingd

SSL certificate settings

  • Connect vCAC appliance to vCAC SSO appliance, don’t forget to append SSO port 7444 to SSO host.
SSO configuration

SSO configuration

  • Click Services. The following services must be running to log into the console. They usually start in about 10 minutes.
    • authorization
    • authentication
    • eventlog-service
    • shell-ui-app
    • branding-service
    • plugin-service

    vCAC services

    vCAC services

  • Assign valid license

vCAC appliance is configured and ready for next part of deployment.

vCloud Automation Center 6.0 series
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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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