vCAC 5.2 series – Installation Part 2

In vCAC 5.2 series – Installation Part 1 you can learn how to install vCloud Automation Center Web components. In Part2 of the vCAC series you will learn how to install vCAC Manager Services – vCAC application server.

Step 1 – Verify the Manager services requirements
  • If not installed – see vCAC 5.2 series – Preparation how to install vCAC Prechecker
  • Under Core Install, select Manager Service and clear the check boxes for the other components, including those under Core Upgrade, DEM Install, and vCAC Self-Service Portal Install
  • Run checker
  • When all requirements are checked on GREEN – exit vCAC Prerequisite Checker
Step 2 – Installing the Manager Services – vCAC 5.2 server
  • Log in to vCAC server with Administrator privileges
  • Navigate to the directory where you extracted the installation zip archive, then navigate to the Setup subdirectory.
  • Right-click vCAC-Server-Setup and select Run as administrator.
  • accept end user agreement
  • select destination folder
  • On custom setup page select Manager Services.
Installing vCAC 5.2 server

Installing vCAC 5.2 server

  • Install program
Step 3 – Configuring the Manager Services
  • When installation complete configuration Wizard page appear
  • Click Next and go to “Configuring the Manager Service”
  • In database configuration provide:
    • database instance name (sql server name FQDN not hostname or IP)
    • database name
    • credentials, if you run configuration wizard under different account from the one which has grant access to vCAC database

    vCAC web components DB configuration

    vCAC  DB configuration

  • In security section provide Security passpharse

[box type=”warning”] NOTE: Provide the same security passpharse which was used during vCAC web components installation process.[/box]

  • In application configuration window enter:
    • web site
    • port number
    • certificate
  • Click on test binding button to see if port is available.
  • Click on Generate Self-signed certificate only if:
    • you don’t have available certificate configured in IIS server

    Model Manager Configuration

    Model Manager Configuration

  • Provide service account under service will be running on. If you run installation wizard under application user which you have created previously.
  • choose AzMan authorization store type:
    • If you have installed AzMAN authorization store on MSSQL DB choose MSSQL
    • if you choose AD you have to provide LDAP path to Authorization store

msldap://ad01/CN=AzMAnStore,OU=vCACStore,DC=lab,DC=local

  • On the vCAC Manager Service configuration page
    • Type the host name of the Model Manager Web Service  and click on Test button to verify connectivity
    • Select Active node with startup type set to automatic to start the vCloud Automation Center service automatically when the installation completes
    • Browse to log location
    • click configure button to start configuration

    Wait for wizard to complete configuration.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).