VMware vSphere provides a means of deploying and managing virtual machine resources. This section explains how to run the VeloCloud Orchestrator using the VMware vSphere Client.

Deploy OVA Template

Note: This procedure assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere and is not written with reference to any specific version of VMware vSphere.
  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Select File > Deploy OVF Template.
  3. Respond to the prompts with information specific to your deployment.
    Field Description
    Source Type a URL or navigate to the OVA package location.
    OVF template details Verify that you pointed to the correct OVA template for this installation.
    Name and location Name of the virtual machine.
    Storage Select the location to store the virtual machine files.
    Provisioning Select the provisioning type. "thin" is recommended for database and binary log volumes.
    Network mapping Select the network for each virtual machine to use.
    Important: Uncheck Power On After Deployment. Selecting it will start the virtual machine and it should be started later after the cloud-init ISO has been attached.
  4. Click Finish.
    Note: Depending on your network speed, this deployment can take several minutes or more.

Attach ISO Image as a CD/DVD to Virtual Machine

  1. Right-click the newly-added VeloCloud Orchestrator VM and select Edit Settings.
  2. From the Virtual Machine Properties window, select CD/DVD Drive.
  3. Select the Use an ISO image option.
  4. Browse to find the ISO image you created earlier (we called ours vco01-cidata.iso), and then select it. The ISO can be found in the datastore that you uploaded it to, in the folder that you created.
  5. Select Connect on Power On.
  6. Click OK to exit the Properties screen.

Run the VeloCloud Orchestrator Virtual Machine

To start up the VeloCloud Orchestrator virtual machine:

  1. Click to highlight it, then select the Power On button.
  2. Select the Console tab to watch as the virtual machine boots up.
    Note: If you configured VeloCloud Orchestrator as described here, you should be able to log into the virtual machine with the user name vcadmin and password that you defined when you created the cloud-init ISO.