By default, Auto Deploy on the vCenter Server Appliance is preconfigured to use the vCenter Server system running on the appliance. You can set up Auto Deploy to use a different vCenter Server system.
Before you begin
Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance.
Install a vCenter Server system to use with Auto Deploy.
- If Auto Deploy is running on the vCenter Server Appliance, stop the built-in Auto Deploy server and unregister Auto Deploy from the Linux command prompt.
service vmware-rbd-watchdog stop autodeploy-register --unregister -a localhost -l
If you never started Auto Deploy on the appliance, this step is not necessary.
By default, the Auto Deploy daemon is not running.
- The next step depends on whether you want to confirm the vCenter Server thumbprint while registering.
Register and pass in a thumbprint that you created earlier as part of the registration.
autodeploy-register --register -a vcenter-ip -u username -w password -R -T thumbprint
Register without using a thumbprint.
autodeploy-register --register -a vcenter-ip -u username -w password -R
- Restart the Auto Deploy daemon
service vmware-rbd-watchdog restart