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

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the installation requirements in the cloud site are met. For information about the requirements, see Installation Requirements in the Cloud.
  • Verify that all the cloud appliances of VMware Cloud Director Availability are successfully deployed. For information about deploying the appliances, see Deploying in the Cloud.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, go to https://Cloud-Replication-Management-Appliance-IP-Address/.
    As this Cloud Replication Management Appliance is not yet configured, you are redirected to https://Cloud-Replication-Management-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 this Cloud Service instance, complete the Initial Setup wizard.
    1. On the Licensing page, enter a 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 this Licensing page does not show anymore.
    2. On the Site Details page, configure this 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 instance of VMware Cloud Director Availability and cannot be changed later without impacting the active replications.
      Service Endpoint address Optionally, now enter the 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. On the VMware Cloud Director page, register this Cloud Service instance with VMware Cloud Director and click Next.
      Option Description
      VMware Cloud Director endpoint address Enter the URL of VMware Cloud Director 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 VMware Cloud Director. By registering, in VMware Cloud Director the Cloud Service installs the plug-ins named Setup DRaaS and Migration and Availability (localSite).
    4. On the Replicator Service instances page, register this Cloud Service instance with the vCenter Server Lookup service and with one or more 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.
      Use above Lookup Service address for Manager, Cloud and Tunnel
      • By default, the vCenter Server Lookup service address is used only for all the Replicator Service instances. By not using this address for the remaining services, their appliances show a yellow indicator which is expected for the vCenter Server Lookup service that is not configured. By not activating this toggle, single sign-on (SSO) user authentication is not available for the Manager Service, the Cloud Service, and the Tunnel Service. To later configure the vCenter Server Lookup service address for the services, see Configure VMware Cloud Director Availability to Accept the vCenter Server Lookup service Certificate in the Administration Guide.
      • To also use this vCenter Server Lookup service address for the Manager Service, for the Cloud Service, and for the Tunnel Service, and enable SSO for all services, activate this toggle.
      Replicator 1 Description Optionally, enter a description for this Replicator Service 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 Cloud Replicator Appliance.
      Test Connection Verifies the connectivity to the endpoint and the root user password, then saves this 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 more Replicator Service instances.
      Verify the thumbprints and accept the SSL certificates of the vCenter Server Lookup service and all the configured Replicator Service instances.
    5. On the Tunnel Service page, register this 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 and to autocomplete the address as https://Tunnel-IP-Address:8047, press Tab.
      Root Password Enter the password of the root user of the Cloud Tunnel Appliance.
      Test Connection Verifies the connectivity to the endpoint and the root user password, then saves the Tunnel Service. 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.
    6. On 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 one or more VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance instances. For more information, see Managing Connections Between Cloud Sites in the Administration Guide.