After you configure all servers in the vCloud Director server group and connect them to the database, you can initialize the server group's database with a license key, system administrator account, and related information. When this process is complete, you can use the vCloud Director Web Console to complete the initial provisioning of your cloud.

About this task

Before you can run the vCloud Director Web Console, you must run the Setup wizard, which gathers the information that the Web Console requires before it can start. After the wizard is finished, the Web Console starts and displays the login screen. The vCloud Director Web Console provides a set of tools for provisioning and managing a cloud. It includes a Quickstart feature that guides you through steps like attaching vCloud Director to vCenter and creating an organization.

As an alternative to using the Setup wizard, you can use command-line tools to configure the system. See the Cell Management Tool Reference in the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide.

Prerequisites

  • Complete the installation of all vCloud Director servers, and verify that vCloud Director services have started on all servers.

  • Verify that you have the URL that the configuration script displays when it completes.

    Note:

    To discover the URL of the Setup wizard after the script exits, look up the fully qualified domain name associated with the IP address you specified for the HTTP service during installation of the first server and use it to construct a URL of the form https://fully-qualified-domain-name, for example, https://mycloud.example.com. You can connect to the wizard at that URL.

Complete the installation of all vCloud Director servers, and verify that vCloud Director services have started on all servers.

Procedure

  1. Open a Web browser and connect to the URL that the configuration script displays when it completes.
    Note:

    You might have to wait a few minutes after starting vCloud Director services for the Setup wizard or Web console to become ready.

  2. Follow the prompts to complete the setup.