In part 3 of vCD 5.5.2 installation series, we talked about the steps required to install vCD Bin file. In the this post, I will quickly go through the steps required for the initial configuration.
1- The welcome screen appears after you successfully install vCloud Director and connect over https to the vCD Cell IP.
2- The next page is about EULA (License Agreement) so you have to accept it in order to proceed to the next page.
3- The third page will be for VMware vCloud director licensing so you will enter the license based on vCD suite license your purchased.
5- In the last page of the initial configuration, You will be asked about System name and Installation ID (For more info about the installation ID, I would highly recommend reading Dave Hill’s post (here)).
6- Click Finish once you review all settings.
7- The last thing you should do is to connect vCD to your vCenter server in order to proceed with the Provider Virtual datacenter creation. The connect to vCenter wizard will ask you about vShield Manager IP/Credentials as well so make sure you install vShield Manager first before launching connect to vCenter wizard.
This concludes vCD instillation series. What you should do next is to create Provider VDC, Network Pool ,Organization , Organization VDC etc…
I will write more posts in the future about vCAC integration with vCD for Cloud Providers as this is part of the project I am currently working on. Stay tuned…