Browse to your vCloud Director install using https://<IP of vCloud Cell>
If this was the first time you connect to it, the configuration wizard should start.
Accept the EULA and click Next
Enter your key and click Next
Enter an admin name, password, full name and email address, click Next
Give the system a name and ID. I have a few other vCloud installs in my environment so I am changing the ID.
If this is your first, don’t worry, click Next
Check all the details and click Finish
At this stage you will be redirected to the login screen.
NOTE: Firefox 30+ is not supported. I had all sorts of funny issues with Chrome and IE, I suggest using FireFox 29.01 .. It seems, at the moment, the best browser when it comes to working with vCloud Director. You can get it from my Dropbox account HERE. Once installed, it will automatically update to the latest FF so you may have to disable Auto Updates and reinstall FF again (which essentially is an upgrade, even if you go down a version, and it leaves auto update off).
Now login and make sure all required browser plugins are enabled. The icon likely appears red and blocks Java by default. I am using my browser for a while now hence I cannot show it here
You will now see a checklist of things to do. Ignore that for now 🙂
I will first register the vCloud cell with the vCenter Lookup Service.
Go to Administration > Federation and click Register
Enter your vCenter Lookup URL in the format
and enter your SSO credentials and URL, including /cloud, of your vCloud install and click OK
And it is up to you really whether you want to use SSO or not, click Apply
Now go back to Home and click Attach a vCenter
Here enter Hostname, Port and Login. You can use your SSO admin as well if you haven’t added any other Identity Sources yet.
Now since you registered your vCloud Cell with the Lookup Service, you can also tick Use vSphere Service to provide this URL and click Next
Now enter your vShield Manager details and click Next
Now click Finish
Installation of vCD 5.5 content
2. vShield Manager
3. VXLAN Config
4. Initial vCD Config
5. Create a Provider vDC
6. External Network
7. Create an Organization vDC
8. vShield Edge / Org Network
9. Final Testing
10. Install a second vCloud Cell