You now created a Template Organization, a real Organization, assigned it some resources including a routed network. Now it is time to actually test the whole lot.
Logout and log back in with your newly created org user, making sure you are browsing to the org URL, in my case
First go to Catalogs and create your own catalog.
Now browse to the Template catalog you have created earlier and add the ISO to your own newly created catalog
The iso will now be copied to your own catalog, ready to be used
Now move to My Cloud > vApps and click Build New vApp
Give the vApp a name (check the other details if required)
Click New Virtual Machine
Put all the required details in here (should be fairly obvious) and click OK
Here I only got one Storage Resource, click Next
Select the newly created network and select an IP Assignment
- Static – IP Pool : It will give the VM an IP from the Pool (here 10.0.0.100-199). You will need to customize the VM in order for it to assign it (give you are installing this VM from scratch)
- Static – Manual : As mentioned, I will be installing the VM from scratch via iso anyway so there is no need to use an IP from the pool and re-customize the OS just for the same of an IP – so I will use this option. I will give my VM the same IP so IF I customize the VM, it will always use the same IP.
- DHCP : Your vShield Edge has a DHCP server which can be enabled / configured.
So here I go with Static – Manual and give it an IP
I go with the defaults and hit Next
At the overview, click Finish
It will now create the VM
Which should be fairly quick. Now start your vApp (note: a vApp can contain multiple VMs)
When you click the Console now, you are likely being asked to download the console plugin
Download the plugin, close your browser and install it. Then back to your vApp
So when you click the console, you should see the .. well .. console
So here you can see I forgot to mention that we actually need to mount the iso 😀
Go into your vApp by clicking the name
Right click your VM and select Insert CD/DVD from Catalog…
Select the earlier imported ISO and click Insert
Now back to your console. A quick CTRL-ALT-DEL and we are ready to go
Just showing the CTRL-ALT-DEL combo here, doesn’t mean you should click it when you see the install screen 🙂
Now install your VM. For the network make sure you use the details we configured on the internal interface of the Edge Gateway
Once the VM is up and running you should be able to ping the interwebs.
That’s it. Now you have a basic vCloud Director infrastructure running.
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