HOW TO: Upgrade vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 to 2.6

In this blog post we will see how to upgrade vCenter chargeback manager 2.5 to 2.6. It is assumed that the 2.6 version of CBM is downloaded from the VMware site and is available. Lets proceed with the steps involved in upgrading the chargeback manager 2.5 to 2.6. Extract the Zip file which contains the CBM exe file. This will start off the InstallAnywhere wizard that will take you through the upgrade process.   Once the installer starts, It takes

vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 – Part 3 – Installing the IaaS Components

In my previous two posts we saw how to deploy the identity and vCAC 6.0 Appliance. Part 1 – Deploy and configure the Identity Appliance. Part 2 – Deploy and configure the vCloud Automation Center Appliance. In this blog post we will be seeing the steps involved in installing the IaaS components. Before we start let’s see the IaaS(Windows Server) requirements. The IaaS components are installed on a physical or virtual Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or 2012 servers. In this

vCloud Automation Center(vCAC) 6.0 – Part 2 – Deploy and configure the vCloud Automation Center Appliance

In my previous post we saw Part 1 – Deploy and configure the Identity Appliance. In This post we will see how to Deploy the vCloud Automation Center Appliance. Prerequisites ■   Verify that the vCloud Automation Center Appliance was downloaded from the VMware website. ■   Log in to the vSphere client as a user with system administrator privileges. Procedure: In the vSphere client, select File > Deploy OVF Template. Browse to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance file you downloaded earlier

vCloud Automation Center(vCAC) 6.0 – Part 1 – Deploy and configure the Identity Appliance

In these series of blog posts we will be discussing the implementation and configuration  of VMware’s latest release of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), 6.0. The series will include Part 1 – Deploy and configure the Identity Appliance. Part 2 – Deploy and configure the vCloud Automation Center Appliance. Part 3 – Installing the IaaS Components. So lets begin by looking at the pre-requisites while we prepare for installation. vCloud Automation Center requires the system administrator to identify hosts using their