In the VMware OVF Tool console, you can deploy a VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance by using a single .OVA installation file. You define deployment parameters in the OVF Tool console and run the deployment script.

Prerequisites

  • Download the VMware-Cloud-Director-Availability-On-Premises-release.number.xxxxxxx-build_sha_OVF10.ova file, containing the binaries for the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.
  • Verify that the VMware OVF Tool is installed and configured. For more information, see https://code.vmware.com/tool/ovf.
  • Before running the deployment command, see Deployment Requirements On-Premises.

Procedure

  1. Log in to a server where the OVF Tool is running, by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
  2. Define deployment parameters in the OVF Tool console by running the following commands.
    # VMNAME="Name-to-be-Assigned-to-the-VM"
    
    # VSPHERE_DATASTORE="vSphere-datastore"
    
    # VSPHERE_NETWORK="VM-Network"
    
    # OVA="local_client_path/VMware-Cloud-Director-Availability-On-Premises-release_number-xxx-build_number_OVF10.ova"
    
    # VSPHERE_USER="vCenter-Server-admin-user"
    
    # VSPHERE_USER_PASSWORD="vCenter-Server-admin-user-password"
    
    # VSPHERE_ADDRESS="vCenter-Server-IP-address"
    
    # VSPHERE_LOCATOR="vSphere-locator"
    
  3. Deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.

    The following example script deploys a VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance and sets a static IP address.

    # echo $VMNAME
    
    #./ovftool/ovftool --name="${VMNAME}" --datastore="${VSPHERE_DATASTORE}" --acceptAllEulas
    --powerOn --X:enableHiddenProperties --X:injectOvfEnv --X:waitForIp
    --ipAllocationPolicy=fixedPolicy --machineOutput --noSSLVerify
    --overwrite --powerOffTarget "--net:VM Network=${VSPHERE_NETWORK}" --diskMode=thin
    --prop:guestinfo.cis.appliance.root.password='Your-Root-Password'
    --prop:guestinfo.cis.appliance.ssh.enabled=True
    --prop:guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.ntp='Your-NTP-Servers-IP-Addresses(comma-separated)' 
    --prop:net.hostname='Appliance-Hostname'
    --prop:net.address='IP-In-CIDR-Notation'
    --prop:net.gateway='Your-Gateway-IP'
    --prop:net.mtu='Your-MTU'
    --prop:net.dnsServers='Your-DNS-Servers-IP-Addresses(comma-separated)'
    --prop:net.searchDomains='Your-DNS-Search-Domains(comma-separated)' 
    "${OVA}" "vi://${VSPHERE_USER}:${VSPHERE_USER_PASSWORD}@${VSPHERE_ADDRESS}${VSPHERE_LOCATOR}"
    The console outputs the IP address of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.