You can deploy the VMware Cloud Director appliance as an OVF template by using the vSphere Client (HTML5). After you deploy the OVF template, you must complete the configuration in the appliance management user interface.
You must deploy the first member of a VMware Cloud Director server group as a primary cell. You can deploy a subsequent member of a VMware Cloud Director server group as a standby or VMware Cloud Director application cell. See Appliance Deployments and Database High Availability Configuration.
Mixed VMware Cloud Director installations on Linux and VMware Cloud Director appliance deployments in one server group are unsupported.
When adding additional or replacement appliances to a database cluster, the vCPU and RAM must match those of the existing primary and standby cells in the cluster.
The OVA version of the newly deployed standby must be the same as the existing appliances in the cluster. To view the version of the running appliances, see the About information in the appliance management UI. The appliance is distributed with a name of the form VMware Cloud Director-v.v.v.v-nnnnnn_OVF10.ova, where v.v.v.v represents the product version and nnnnnn the build number. For example: VMware Cloud Director-10.2.0.0-9229800_OVA10.ova.
For information about deploying OVF templates in vSphere, see vSphere Virtual Machine Administration.
As an alternative, you can deploy the appliance by using VMware OVF Tool. See Deploying the VMware Cloud Director Appliance by Using VMware OVF Tool.
What to do next
- Configure the public console proxy address, because the VMware Cloud Director appliance uses its
eth0NIC with custom port 8443 for the console proxy service. See Customize Public Addresses for VMware Cloud Director on Linux.
- To add members to the VMware Cloud Director server group, repeat the procedure.
- To enter the license key, log in to the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal.
- To replace the self-signed certificate that is created during the appliance first boot, you can Create an CA-Signed SSL Certificate Keystore for VMware Cloud Director on Linux.