As a tenant, by using the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance, you must first change the initial root user password that you set during the OVA deployment. Then you register the appliance with the local vCenter Server Lookup service and with VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that before pairing the tenant-public-IP-address of the tenant data center where the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance is deployed is added as a trusted IP address. As a service provider, for information about adding the tenants IP addresses, see Step 1.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://On-Prem-Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login and enter the root user password, set during the initial OVA deployment.
    3. Click Login.
    As the appliance is not yet configured, it redirects you to the https://On-Prem-Appliance-IP-Address/ui/portal/initial-config page.
  2. In the VCDA Appliance Password window, change the initial root user password set during the OVA deployment.
    1. Enter the initial root user password as configured 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. After entering and confirming the new password, click Apply.
      The Getting Started page opens.
  3. Click the Run the initial setup wizard link.
  4. To pair the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance with VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS, complete the Initial Setup wizard.
    1. On the Lookup Service Details page, enter the local vCenter Server Lookup service and its user credentials, and click Next.
      Option Description
      Lookup Service Address Enter the IP address of the local vCenter Server Lookup service in the on-premises data center and to autocomplete the address as https://Lookup-Service-IP-Address:443/lookupservice/sdk, press Tab.
      SSO Admin Username Enter a local user with administrative privileges in the on-premises single sign-on domain, for example Administrator@VSPHERE.LOCAL.
      Password Enter the password for the administrative user.
      Verify the thumbprints and accept the SSL certificates of the on-premises vCenter Server Lookup service.
    2. On the Site Details page, enter a name for this on-premises site and click Next.
      Option Description
      Site Name Enter a site name for this VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.
      Important: The site name is used as an identifier of this on-premises appliance instance and cannot be changed later.
      Description Optionally, enter a description for this site.
    3. On the Cloud Details page, pair the on-premises VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance and the VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS.
      Option Description
      Service Endpoint address Enter the public IP address of the Service Endpoint of the VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS as supplied by the service provider.
      Organization Admin Enter the organization administrator user of the Cloud Director instance, for example admin@org.
      Organization Password Enter the password for the organization administrator user.
      Allow Access from Cloud Select Allow Access from Cloud. By selecting this option, you allow the cloud provider and the organization administrators without authenticating to the on-premises site to discover on-premises workloads and replicate them to the cloud.
      Verify the thumbprint and accept the SSL certificate of the Tunnel Service Service Endpoint at the VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS.
    4. On the Ready to complete page, select Configure local placement now and click Finish.
      The VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance is paired with VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS.
  5. To configure the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance placement of virtual machines, complete the Configure Placement wizard.
    1. On the VM Folder page, browse the location for the recovered virtual machines and click Next.
    2. On the Compute Resource page, browse the destination compute resource for the recovered virtual machines and click Next.
    3. On the Default Network page, browse the network to connect the network interfaces of the virtual machines to after failover and click Next.
    4. On the Datastore page, browse where to store the replicated virtual machines and disk files and click Next.
    5. On the Ready To Complete page, verify the selected configuration and click Finish.

Results

The VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance is configured and paired with VMware Cloud on AWS.

What to do next

You can now create migrations and migrate workloads from this paired on-premises site to VMware Cloud on AWS. These migrations to VMware Cloud Director service follow the same configuration as the migrations to VMware Cloud Director. For information about creating a migration and migrating the workload, see Create a Migration and Perform a Migrate Task in the VMware Cloud Director Availability User Guide.