When you create the Windows-based vCloud Director vApp, you must install and configure VMware Tools in the virtual machine.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that vCloud Director 5.1.2 or 5.5 is installed and configured.

  • Verify that the vCloud organization that you plan to use with Application Services is created and configured with a user account that has privileges to create and share vCloud Director library templates.

  • Familiarize yourself with how to create a vApp in vCloud Director. See vCloud Director documentation.

  • For the recommended storage and memory values and Remote Desktop Services for set up instructions, see the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 system requirements.

  • Familiarize yourself with how to install and configure VMware Tools.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCloud Director.
  2. Create a vApp with one virtual machine.

    Allocate the appropriate virtual storage and virtual memory to support the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and your application.

  3. Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 in the virtual machine, using the Full Installation option.
  4. Install VMware Tools in the virtual machine.

What to do next

Install the supported Java SE 7 Runtime Environment package and Application Services agent bootstrap file in the Windows virtual machine. See Configure Windows Virtual Machine Template in vCloud Director.