PaaS with vCloud – Part 1 : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0

In our previous introduction blog post we saw the architecture of the PaaS Solution using vCloud Suite.

In this Blog post we will be exploring the pre-requisites required to Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0.

Disk Space and Memory Requirements
vCloud Application Director requires a minimum of
  1. 20GB of disk space,
  2. 2GB memory, and
  3. 1 vCPU with a speed of 2GHz.
Port Requirements
You must open certain ports for the vCloud Application Director virtual machine.
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Licensing Requirements
You must type the serial number of the VMware vCloud Application Director for Release Automation license edition to start a new  vCloud Application Director appliance.

 

Web Interface Support

vCloud Application Director supports the following Web browsers:
■ Mozilla Firefox 25.0 and 24.0.
The browser is supported on Mac 10.7 and Mac 10.6, Windows 7 64-bit, and Linux.
■ Chrome 30.0 and 29.0.
The browser is supported on Mac 10.6 and Windows 7 64-bit.
■ Internet Explorer 10.0.

 

Virtualization Software Requirements

To use vCloud Application Director, you must install and set up the following VMware products:

■ vSphere ESXi 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5
■ VMware vCenter Server 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5.
■ vCloud Director 5.1.2 and 5.5.
■ vCloud Automation Center 5.2 or 6.0.

 

Supported Operating Systems for Virtual Machine Templates in the vCloud Application Director Catalog

To create custom virtual machine templates to use in the vCloud Application Director catalog, verify that the supported operating systems are available in the following products:
■ vCloud Director.
■ vCloud Automation Center.
■ Amazon EC2.

 

In our our next post we will see how to create a IP pool for vCloud Application Director in VMware vCenter.

PaaS with vCloud – Part 2 : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0

 

 

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