In the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC, as a service provider, deploy all cloud VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances from a single .ova file. In the tenant data center, as a tenant you can deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance by using its dedicated .ova file.

  • As a service provider, after preparing the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC for deployment, repeat this procedure multiple times and deploy all the cloud appliances of VMware Cloud Director Availability by using the downloaded provider .ova file.
  • As a tenant, follow this same procedure once in the tenant data center and deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance by using the downloaded on-premises .ova file.

Prerequisites

  • As a service provider:
    • Verify that the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC is prepared for VMware Cloud Director Availability deployment. For more information, see Prepare the SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS for Deployment.
    • Verify that the user you use has permissions to deploy OVF templates. For example, use the default cloudadmin@vmc.local user that has the required permissions.
    • Download the VMware-Cloud-Director-Availability-Provider-release.number.xxxxxxx-build_sha_OVF10.ova file, containing the binaries for the VMware Cloud Director Availability cloud appliances.
  • As a tenant:
    • Verify that the user you use has the required permissions to deploy an OVF template in the tenant data center.
    • 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.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the resource pool for the appliance deployment.
    • As a service provider, repeat the steps in this procedure multiple times and deploy the following number of cloud VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances under the dedicated resource pool SDDC-Datacenter > Cluster-1 > VCDA-Resource-Pool, created in Step 1:
      • One or more Cloud Replicator Appliance instances.
      • A Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
      • A Cloud Tunnel Appliance.
    • As a tenant, follow the steps once in your data center and deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.
    1. Right-click the resource pool for the appliance deployment.
    2. From the drop-down menu, select Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Complete the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
    1. On the Select an OVF template page, browse to the .ova file location and click Next.
    2. On the Select a name and folder page, enter a name for the appliance, select a deployment location, and click Next.
    3. On the Select a compute resource page, select a host, or cluster as a compute resource to run the appliance on, and click Next.
      As a service provider, select the dedicated resource pool for each appliance, for example select VCDA-Resource-Pool.
    4. On the Review details page, verify the OVF template details and click Next.
    5. On the License agreements page, select the I accept all license agreements check box and click Next.
    6. As a service provider, on the Configuration page, select an appliance deployment type for each appliance and click Next.
      • One or more Cloud Replicator Appliance instances.
      • A Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
      • A Cloud Tunnel Appliance.
      For information about the appliance deployment types, see Deployment Requirements in the VMware Cloud Director Availability Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide in the Cloud.
    7. On the Select storage page, select WorkloadDatastore and click Next.
    8. On the Select networks page, select the network for the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance and click Next.
      • As a service provider, select the dedicated routed network for the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. For information about this dedicated routed network, see Step a.
      • As a tenant, to ensure a successful pairing select a network with access to the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.
    9. On the Customize template page, customize the deployment properties of the appliance and click Next.
      Option Description
      Root password Enter and confirm the initial password for the appliance root user. Later, when logging in for the first time, this initial password must be changed.
      Address
      • As a service provider, enter an IP address in CIDR notation in the vcda-network-segment dedicated routed network for the cloud VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. For information about this dedicated routed network, see Step a.
      • As a tenant, enter an IP address in CIDR notation that belongs in the tenant data center network.
      Gateway
      • As a service provider, enter the compute gateway.
      • As a tenant, enter the tenant data center gateway.
      DNS servers
      • As a service provider, enter the SDDC compute gateway DNS service IP address.
      • As a tenant, enter the IP address of the DNS server in the tenant data center.
      NTP Server
      Enter the address of the NTP server for the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance to use.
      • As a service provider, check the available time servers in the zone of your AWS instance and use the same NTP server as vCenter Server, ESXi, VMware Cloud Director, and all cloud VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances.
      • As a tenant, use the same NTP server as vCenter Server and ESXi.
    10. On the Ready to complete page, review the settings, optionally select Power on after deployment and to begin the OVF deployment, click Finish.
    The Recent Tasks pane shows a new task for initializing the OVF deployment. After the task completes, the new appliance is created in the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances resource pool.
  3. After deployment, power on the appliance.
    1. Under the resource pool for the appliance deployment, right-click the virtual machine.
    2. From the context menu, select Power > Power On.

Results

The VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances are deployed.

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