Before configuring the vCloud Availability solution, you must deploy virtual appliances to support vCloud Availability components.

You install all individual components of vCloud Availability by using the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

Both ways to deploy and configure vCloud Availability are demonstrated for your reference.

You run all installation commands from the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance, unless documentation instructs otherwise.


You use the vcav component-alias create command to deploy all vCloud Availability components. By default, the value of the --vm-name= argument defines the hostname of the virtual machine you are creating. You can assign a specific hostname to all VMs you deploy by adding the --hostname=desired-hostname argument to the vcav component-alias create command.