Saturday 9 November 2013

vCloud Director 5.5 - Deploying vCloud and vShield Appliance - Module 2

Module 1 - vCloud Director 5.5 - Deploying VC Appliance v5.5
Module 2 - vCloud Director 5.5 - Deploying vCloud and vShield Appliance
Module 3 - vCloud Director 5.5 - Preparing for vCloud Deployment
Module 4 - vCloud Director 5.5 - Preparing vShield and vCloud Director
Module 5 - vCloud Director 5.5 - Configuring vCloud Director - Part 1

Deploying the vCloud and vShield Appliance: Module 2

1) Now,that we have our vCenter up and running, and added the Physical ESXi into the Management Cluster. Let's import the vCloud and the vShield Manager virtual Appliance.

Note: On both the cluster's set "DRS" to enabled and in fully automated mode. Figure 1.
                          Figure 1: DRS enabled on the Cluster and in Fully Automated mode.

2) In the vSphere Web Client, select the Managment Cluster and click on "Actions" => " Deploy OVF Template" option. and browse to the location of the vCloud Appliance. Figure 2.
                           Figure 2: Import the vCloud virtual appliance.

3) If the vCloud Integration plugin was not already installed, the next screen will prompt you to do so. Finish the installation and continue. Figure 3.
                           Figure 3: Install the vCloud Integration Plugin.

4) Review the configuration screen and continue with the Import. Figure 4. For the disk type, I am using "Thin Provisoned".
                           Figure 4 : Review the vCloud Appliance details.

5) At the Network Screen, specify the same network that was used for the vCenter Appliance and continue. Figure 5:
                           Figure 5: Select the Network that was used by the vCenter.

6) At the Customize Template screen, specify a password for the root user account and the guest account under "Linux Accounts".If you are using an external database,you could specify the remote SQL or Oracle database details.Figure 6.
                           Figure 6: Specify a password for root and guest user accounts.

  b) For the Database we will use the Embedded. In the Networking section, Specify an IP for the Default Gateway, DNS and the 2 IP's we mentioned in Module 1. One for the UI and one for the Console Proxy. Figure 7. Click Next to review your configuration and click Finish.This will start the Import of the vCloud Appliance.
                           Figure 7: Specify the IP Address.

7) After the vCloud Appliance is imported, the next step would be to Import the " vCloud Networking and Security Manager"(vShiled Manager). The vCloud Networking and Security Manager provides Network Services to vCloud and the vCenter server.A unique instance needs to be installed for every vCenter Install.
In the vSphere WebClient .Select the Management Cluster => "Actions"  => "Deploy OVF Template". Browse to the location of the " VMware-vShield-Manager-5.5.0.ova" file and start the Import process.Figure 8.
                           Figure 8: Specify the location of the vShield Manager.

8) In the next screen you can review the details about the vShield Manager.Figure 9.
                           Figure 9: Review the details about the vShield Manager.

9) The next steps would be to Accept EULA, Specify a name for the vShield Appliance and location in the Inventory, Disk storage type(I have used Thin Provisoned), Network ( Specify the same Network that was used for vCenter and the vCloud Director.) Review the Settings and Click Finish and wait for the Import process to complete.Figure 10.
                           Figure 10: Review the setting before clicking the Finish button.

10) This completes the process of Importing the vCloud Director Appliance and the vShield Manager Appliance.


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