After you complete installation and database connection setup on a server, you can start vCloud Director services on it. You can also stop these services if they are running.

The configuration script prompts you to start vCloud Director services. You can let the script start these services for you, or you can start the services yourself later. These services must be running before you can complete and initialize the installation.

vCloud Director services start whenever you reboot a server.

Important:

If you are stopping vCloud Director services as part of a vCloud Director software upgrade, you must use the cell management tool, which allows you to quiesce the cell before stopping services. See the Cell Management Tool Reference in the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the target server as root.
  2. Start or stop services.
    Option Action
    Start services Open a console, shell, or terminal window and run the following command.
    service vmware-vcd start
    Stop services when the cell is in use Use the cell management tool.
    Stop services when the cell is not in use Open a console, shell, or terminal window and run the following command.
    service vmware-vcd stop