You can deploy the VMware Cloud Director appliance as an OVF template by using the vSphere Web Client (Flex) or 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.
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.