When you create the Windows-based vCloud Director vApp, you must install and configure VMware Tools in the virtual machine.
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.
- Log in to vCloud Director.
- 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.
- Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 in the virtual machine, using the Full Installation option.
- 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.