Enter a site name as an identifier of the Cloud Service instance and register the Cloud Service with the vCenter Server Lookup service, and with the VMware Cloud Director™ instance. By following the simplified wizard, you can now register the Cloud Service with Replicator Service instances and with the Tunnel Service.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/.
    As the appliance is not yet configured, you are redirected to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/provider.
  2. Log in by using the root user password that you set during the OVA deployment.
  3. If you log in to the appliance for the first time, you must change the initial root user password.
    1. Enter the initial root user password that you set during the OVA deployment.
    2. Enter and confirm a new password.
      The password that you enter must be a secured password with a minimum of eight characters and it must consist of:
      • At least one lowercase letter.
      • At least one uppercase letter.
      • At least one number.
      • At least one special character, such as & # %.
    3. Click Apply.
      The Getting Started tab opens.
  4. Under Steps for configuration click Run initial setup wizard.
    Under Deploy the Cloud Replication Management Appliance, you see the IP address of this newly deployed Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
  5. To set up the Cloud Service instance, complete the Initial Setup wizard.
    1. In the Licensing page, you must enter a valid license key for VMware Cloud Director Availability™ and click Next.
      After providing a valid license key, if you cancel the initial setup wizard, on the next run the Licensing page does not show anymore.
    2. In the Site Details page, configure the Cloud Service instance site and click Next
      Option Description
      Site Name Enter a site name for this Cloud Service instance.
      Important: The site name is used as an identifier of this Cloud Service instance and cannot be changed later.
      Service Endpoint address Optionally, now enter the VMware Cloud Director Availability Service Endpoint address. Alternatively, now you can skip entering this address and provide it after you complete the configuration.
      Description Optionally, enter a description for this site.
    3. In the VMware Cloud Director page, register the Cloud Service instance with a VMware Cloud Director instance and click Next.
      When registering, the Cloud Service installs the plug-ins named Setup DRaaS and Migration and Availability (localSite) in VMware Cloud Director
      Option Description
      VMware Cloud Director endpoint address Enter the URL of the VMware Cloud Director instance and to autocomplete the address as https://VMware-Cloud-Director-IP-Address:443/api, press Tab.
      VMware Cloud Director user name Enter the VMware Cloud Director System administrator user, for example use administrator@system.
      VMware Cloud Director password Enter the VMware Cloud Director System administrator password.
      Verify the thumbprint and accept the SSL certificate of the VMware Cloud Director instance.
    4. In the CEIP page, optionally, to Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the check box and click Next.
      For more information on the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program, see Customer Experience Improvement Program.
    5. In the Configure Replicator Service instances page, register the Cloud Service with the vCenter Server Lookup service and with Replicator Service instances, then click Next
      Option Description
      Lookup Service Address Enter the address of the vCenter Server Lookup service and to autocomplete the address as https://Lookup-Service-IP-Address:443/lookupservice/sdk, press Tab. This address is used for the Cloud Service, for the Manager Service, for all the Replicator Service instances, and for the Tunnel Service.
      Replicator 1 Description Optionally enter a description for the instance.
      Replicator Service Address Enter the API endpoint address of the Replicator Service instance and to autocomplete the address as https://Replicator-IP-Address:8043, press Tab.
      Root Password Enter the password of the root user of the Replicator Service.
      Test Connection Verifies the connectivity to the endpoint and the root user password, then saves the Replicator Service instance. If the password is not set since deploying the appliance, you must change the initial root user password.

      Enter the initial root user password that you set during the OVA deployment. Enter and confirm a new password.

      The password that you enter must be a secured password with a minimum of eight characters and it must consist of:

      • At least one lowercase letter.
      • At least one uppercase letter.
      • At least one number.
      • At least one special character, such as: & # % .
      SSO User Name Enter a user with administrative privileges in the local site single sign-on domain, for example Administrator@VSPHERE.LOCAL.
      SSO Password The password for the administrative user.
      Add Replicator Optionally, add additional Replicator Service instances.
      Verify the thumbprints and accept the SSL certificates of the vCenter Server Lookup service and all the Replicator Service instances.
    6. In the Configure Tunnel Service page, register the Cloud Service with the Tunnel Service, test the connection, and click Next.
      Option Description
      Tunnel Service Address Enter the API endpoint address of the Tunnel Service instance and to autocomplete the address as https://Tunnel-IP-Address:8047, press Tab.
      Root Password Enter the password of the root user of the Tunnel Service.
      Test Connection Verifies the connectivity to the endpoint and the root user password, then saves the Tunnel Service instance. If the password is not set since deploying the appliance, you must change the initial root user password.

      Enter the initial root user password that you set during the OVA deployment. Enter and confirm a new password.

      The password that you enter must be a secured password with a minimum of eight characters and it must consist of:

      • At least one lowercase letter.
      • At least one uppercase letter.
      • At least one number.
      • At least one special character, such as: & # % .
      Verify the thumbprint and accept the SSL certificate of the Tunnel Service.
    7. In the Ready To Complete page, review the Cloud Service configuration summary and click Finish.
  6. (Optional) Verify that the Cloud Service configuration is correct.
    1. In the left pane under Monitoring, click System Health.
    2. Under Service status, validate that Lookup Service connectivity shows a green check status.
    3. On the System health page, you can also see the configuration status of other services.

What to do next

You can now pair this Cloud Service instance with cloud sites and with VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance instances. For more information, see Managing Connections Between Cloud Sites in the VMware Cloud Director Availability Administration Guide.