The first time you start the Application Services appliance, you must enter the Application Services serial number and create passwords for the root user and darwin_user.

About this task

You can also use the vCloud Director Web Console to access a powered-on virtual machine. Verify that your Web browser has a copy of the vmware-vmrc plug-in installed. See vCloud API Programming.

As part of starting the Application Services appliance, you register the appliance with a vRealize Automation server and tenant and choose whether to import predefined sample content in to the tenant.

If you are upgrading to a new Application Services release, see Upgrading Application Services.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Open the Application Services appliance.
    1. From the vCloud Director My Cloud view, click the image under the consoles column that corresponds to your Application Services appliance and click inside the VMRC console.

      It might take a few seconds until the connection to the appliance is established and the vApp console view opens.

    2. From the vSphere client, locate the powered-on virtual machine and click the Console tab.
  2. At the prompt, enter the Application Services serial number and press Enter.
  3. Enter a password for the root user account and press Enter.
  4. At the prompt, re-enter the password to confirm it and press Enter.
  5. Enter a password for the darwin_user account and press Enter.

    Select a password for the darwin_user account that you can remember easily. When you are prompted for this password again, you have only three attempts to enter the correct password.

  6. At the prompt, re-enter the password to confirm it and press Enter.
  7. If prompted, respond to the request to enable SSH login.

What to do next

Register the Appliance and the vRealize Automation Server.