https://<IP of vCAC Appliance>/shell-ui-app
Here login using your SSO account (firstname.lastname@example.org)
let it “spin” for a while .. Took about two minutes for me. Then you should see the Goals Wizard
Once you click Close you can start exploring your settings. The list on the left will give you a good indication as to what needs doing for a default setup.
First, I want to configure AD authentication. Click on vsphere.local
Note: I have noticed that on some servers, clicking on vsphere.local just causes the screen to refresh and you see the menu only briefly. This seems to be caused by IE so in my case I had to switch to Firefox at this stage.
Click on Identity Stores
Similar to what you do when configuring your vCenter Web Client, here add your domain.
Here I choose Native Active Directory and clicked Add. Your environment might be different.
I just give Domain Admins vCAC Admin rights for both Tenant Administrator and Infrastructure Administrator. Click Update
In my case I am logged into the IaaS server as domain admin anyway, so to test the new Identity I am logging out, and Use Windows Session Authentication to try this out
If you receive the error “Windows Session Authentication login has failed as a result of an erorr caused by the VMware Client Integration Plugin” then have a look at the Release Notes of 126.96.36.199
If you can’t upgrade or use the browsers suggested, simply type your username (FQDN!) and password and click Login
First thing I am doing here is actually licensing the infrastructure
Browse to Infrastructure > Administration > Licensing
Enter your license key here
Log back in with your system admin (email@example.com) – it is time to create our first tenant.
Similiar to vCloud Director, give the organization – or tenant – a name. The URL name is used for the tenant URL.
Example. Here I am using vCrucial as my first tenant
The resulting URL would be
Now configure AD authentication for this tenant – this can be Active Directory or Open LDAP
Here you need a bit of LDAP’ing 🙂
Here an example. I got an OU called vCAC with a user called mike
The resulting settings:
You will obviously have to adjust the settings according to your environment.
Now assign again a Tenant and Infrastructure admin. Here I am using the same user mike
You can now test the login by browsing to the org / tenant URL
and log in using the user created using the full FQDN
vCAC Install Content
1. vCAC Requirements
2. vCAC Install Identity Appliance
3. vCAC Install vCAC Appliance
4. Install vCAC IaaS Components
5. Adding a Tenant
6. Configure Agents & Endpoints
7. Configure Resource Allocations
8. Create Blueprints
9. Create Service Catalogs
10. Create Entitlements & Testing
11. Other vCAC Bits (SMTP etc.)