You configure vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager with a site name to be used as an identifier. You register the vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager with a vCenter Server Lookup service, and with a vCloud Director instance.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, navigate to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.

    The vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager service management interface login page opens.

  2. If you are prompted for a Client Certificate, click Cancel.
  3. Log in as the root user.

    The Getting Started tab opens.

  4. Click Run initial setup wizard.

    The Initial Setup wizard opens.

  5. Enter a Site name, optionally enter a Site Description, and click Next.
    Important:

    The site name is used as an identifier and cannot be changed later.

  6. Enter the Public API endpoint tunnel address on port 8048, optionally add a description, and click Next.
  7. Enter a valid vCenter Server Lookup service address as https://Lookup-Service-IP-address:443/lookupservice/sdk and click Apply.
  8. Accept the SSL certificate of the vCenter Server Lookup service.
  9. Install the vCloud Availability plug-in for vCloud Director.
    1. Select the vCloud Director Service discovery type and click Apply.

      Option

      Description

      Discover the vCloud Director Service address automatically

      By default, this option is selected. You can use automatic vCloud Director discovery in the following cases.

      • If the vCloud Director instance is federated with a previously specified vCenter Server Lookup service.

      • If only one vCloud Director instance is registered in the vCenter Server Lookup service.

      • If in vCloud Director the single sign-on user belongs to the System administrator group.

      Enter details for the vCloud Director Service manually

      Use a manual vCloud Director discovery in the following cases.

      • If the vCloud Director instance is not federated with a previously specified vCenter Server Lookup service.

      • If multiple vCloud Director instances are registered in the vCenter Server Lookup service.

    2. Enter the vCloud Director URL as https://vCloud Director-IP-address:443/api.
    3. Enter a vCloud Director System administrator credentials as administrator@system, and click Next.

      In the credentials, system is the name of the vCloud Director system organization.

    4. Accept the SSL certificate of the vCloud Director instance.
  10. Enter a valid VMware vCloud Availability license key and click Next.
  11. (Optional) To Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the check box and click Next.

    For more information on VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program, see Configuring the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

  12. On the Ready To Complete page, review the vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager configuration summary and click Finish.
  13. Verify that the vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager configuration is correct.
    1. In the left pane, click System Monitoring.
    2. Under Service status, verify that Lookup Service connectivity shows an OK status.
    3. On the System Monitoringpage, you can see the remaining configurations to complete the vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager service configuration.

What to do next

Add and configure the vCloud Availability Replicator instances, then configure and enable vCloud Availability Tunnel.