Application Services includes predefined sample applications, services, and virtual machine templates to help you understand the basic concepts and start using the product. Complete the tasks to install Application Services, configure, and deploy a predefined sample application to the vCloud Director, vSphere through vRealize Automation, or Amazon EC2 environment.

Prerequisites

Familiarize yourself with the Application Services provisioning workflow described in Application Services Overview.

Procedure

  1. Install and set up the Application Services virtual appliance.
  2. Configure Application Services to use a proxy.

    Perform this task when an application needs to download files from outside the corporate firewall.

    See Configure Application Services to Use a Proxy for External URLs.

  3. Log in to the Application Services Web interface and familiarize yourself with the product features.
  4. Register a cloud provider.

    When you register a cloud provider, you map Application Services to one of the following components in your cloud environment.

    Cloud Provider Types

    Reference Topic

    vCloud Director instance and organization

    Register the vCloud Director Cloud Provider and Template

    vRealize Automation business group

    Register the vRealize Automation Cloud Provider and Template

    Amazon EC2 Region

    Register the Amazon EC2 Cloud Provider and Template

  5. Create a deployment environment in the registered cloud provider.

    Map the Application Services deployment environment to one of the following components in your cloud environment before you can deploy an application.

    Deployment Environment

    Reference Topic

    Organization vDC within vCloud Director

    Create a vCloud Director Deployment Environment

    Reservation policy within vCloud Automation Center

    Create a vRealize Automation Deployment Environment

    Amazon VPC and associated Availability Zone

    Create an Amazon EC2 Deployment Environment

  6. Map the cloud template to a logical template.

    When you map a cloud template to a logical template, you are linking the Application Services logical template to the actual template in the cloud.

    See Add a Logical Template to the Library.

  7. Deploy a predefined sample application from the Deployment Profile wizard.
  8. Check the status of the deployment.

    During deployment, components are installed and configured based on the dependencies of an application. See Understanding the Deployment and Update Process.

    You can use the user interface to check the status of an application deployment in real time. See Using the Deployment Summary Page.

  9. Troubleshoot deployment failures.

    If you experience deployment failures, you can examine the virtual machine-specific logs and deployment logs and troubleshoot the problem.

    To access the virtual machine-specific logs, see View Deployed VM Details and Execution Plan of an Application. To resolve the problem, see the Application Services Troubleshooting document.