PaaS with vCloud – Part 4 : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0

In this blog post we’ll see the basic configuration of Application Director after doing the initial power on.

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In our last blog post we saw how to successfully deploy the vCloud Application Director Appliance. Now in this post we’ll see what all basic configurations are required to be done before we perform the initial power on of the appliance.

Before powering on the vCAD Appliance make sure you have enable the IP pool we had created our previous blog posts. Now from the vSphere client, locate the powered-on virtual machine and click the Console tab.

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At the prompt, type the vCloud Application Director serial number and press Enter.

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Type a password for the root user account and press Enter.

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At the prompt, retype the password to confirm it and press Enter.

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Similarly, Type a password for the darwin_user account and press Enter.

Select a password for the darwin_user account that you can remember easily. When you are prompted for this password again, you have only three attempts to type the correct password.

At the prompt, retype the password to confirm it and press Enter.

Now the Application Director service starts.

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Type a password for the  vCloud Application Director admin user account and press Enter.

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At the prompt, retype the password to confirm it and press Enter.

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The boot up script should finish starting the necessary services and display the Web URL and DHCP or Static IP address for accessing the vCloud Application Director server.

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Navigate to the Web URL using a supported browser.
The Web URL format is https://Application_Director_IP:8443/darwin.

In our case it is https://192.168.10.173:8443/darwin.

Use the password you set for the admin user account. The admin user can use the CLI to enable the preconfigured user accounts and create additional users and groups with specific roles.

In our next blog post we’ll see how to register vCAD with vCAC so we can start configuring PaaS.

PaaS with vCloud : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0 – Part 5

 

 

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Abhilash B

Abhilash is a wannabe geek who tries his hand at everything interesting. Partial DevOps guy, a little bit of SEO nerd and a VMware vExpert. Cloud consultant by day. Blogger by night. A virtualization lover who is recognized as #PernixPro and a #CiscoChampion for his contributions at VMTN community and here at vPirate.in.

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