vCAC 6 Install Quick Start Guide Part 1

Note: This guide is for small evaluation and POC installations of vCAC 6. This is not for a distributed production level installation.

For this guide you will need a vSphere 5.1 0r 5.5 environment with at least a 2 node cluster with network and storage configured. You will also need a least one VM template configured in vSphere that can be successfully provisioned from template using vSphere Guest customization.

I have broken this guide up into 4 parts:

Part 1 : Configuring the SSO and vCAC Appliances

Part 2 : Installing the Windows IaaS Components

Part 3: Configuring the system for vSphere Provisioning

Part 4: Entitling a Blueprint for catalog consumption

Let’s begin…

vCAC architecture

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You will need to deploy the Identity appliance and vCAC virtual appliances per the instructions in the install guide.

Click here for instructions to deploy identity appliance

Click here for instructions to deploy the vCAC Appliance

IMPORTANT Make a note of the root password you set for each appliance. I used root VMware1! in my lab

Verify that networking is configured correctly on the VMware Identity appliance. You need to use Fully Qualified Domain names and static IP addresses

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Make sure the Time Zone is set correctly

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Verify that networking is configured correctly on the vCAC Appliance. You need to use Fully Qualified Domain names and static IP addresses

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Make sure the time zone is set correctly

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You will also need a Windows 2008 R2 with .Net 4.5 or Windows 2012 server for the IaaS components with SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 Express installed with the Management Studio

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Click here to download SQL 2008 Express

Click here to download SQL Server Management Studio

Click here to download .NEt Framework 4.5

IMPORTANT: You will need at least one Domain Service Account to setup the system. This is an active directory account with a non-expiring password. Please use the same account for the entire installation. For example corp\administrator ot corp\vcacadmin this account will need administrator privileges on the Windows VM as well as DBO on the SQL server.

Lets get started…. Launch firefox web browser.

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Log into the VMware Identity appliance https://fqdn-or-ip:5480 login is root and password is VMware1!

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Click the SSO Tab and enter a password and repeat password. I use VMware1! (Please read note on system Domain below!)

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Click Apply and you should see the following screen

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Click the host settings tab and add :7444 to the FQDN and click apply

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Now click the Active Directory Tab and enter your AD information as shown and click Join Domain. You should see the following screen if all went well.

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Now login to the vCAC Appliance https://fqdn-or-ip:5480 again login is root and password is VMware1!

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Click the vCAC Settings Tab

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On the CAFE Host Settings click Resolve Host Name

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Then click Save Settings

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Now click the SSL Tab and enter Organization and organizational Unit info and Country and click replace Certificate (You should see the screen below if all worked correctly)

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Click Generate Certificate and you should see the following screen

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Now click the SSO tab

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Enter the SSO information as we configured it earlier on the Identity appliance, password is VMware1!

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Click yes to the following

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Click save settings and you should see the following screen (NOTE: It can take several minutes to finish) Now would be a good time to break for lunch or Coffee!

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Now click the Licensing Tab

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Enter a valid vCloud Suite Enterprise license and click Submit Key. You should see the following screen.

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