In this multi-part series we will deploy the Identity Appliance, the vCAC Appliance, the Windows IaaS components, ITBM standard, Application Services, and a basic tenant setup.
- Part 1 – Identity Appliance
- Part 2 – vCAC Appliance
- Part 3 – Windows IaaS Install
- Part 4 – Initial Tenant Configuration
- Part 5 – License, Endpoint, Group, Reservation, Blueprint, and Entitlement
- Part 6 – ITBM
- Part 7 – Basic Application Services
Here in Part 7 we will walk through the deployment and configuration of Application Services.
Now let’s step through the deployment of the OVF or OVA.
Browse to the location of your OVF or OVA.
Review the EULA and accept.
Name your virtual machine (I choose the fqdn for my deployment). At this point it doesn’t matter just make it something you will know.
Select disk location and type.
Select the network you plan to use for the appliance, realize that vCAC appliance and IaaS will both need to be able to access this location!
Define your IP
Check power on and click finish. This process will take a few moments depending on your storage and network configuration.
Launch the console and enter your license key for vCAC Application Services
Set and confirm the password you wish to use for root. Notice the BAD PASSWORD warning, this is only a warning it will not force you to re-enter your password.
Set and confirm the password you wish to use for darwin_user. Notice the BAD PASSWORD warning, this is only a warning it will not force you to re-enter your password.
Do you wish to migrate any data from an existing 6.0.1 deployment
Enter your URL to vCAC server
https://vcacAppliance.fqdn in my example https://vcac-va-ng.biteback.records
Enter your admin user, it should be email@example.com
Enter your password
You will see successful registration
Before you complete the process in the console we need to enable the administrative user application services rights. This will enable you to import out of the box content when that step appears in the console.
To do so log into vCAC and go to
Administration tab -> Users and search for the administrative user.
Select the user and apply the newly created Application Services roles.
Now you can go back to your console and import the out of the box content.
Enter your tenant, this will be the url name
Enter the user id who you just authorized
Enter your password
Enter the default business group name for that user *Notice if you have spaces you need to add double quotes for it to work.
Importing will take some time but once complete you will be prompted to press any key… can you find the any key.
If prompted enter the password to set for the UI and API for the admin user defined in the application.
I always set the timezone at this point but it’s not required.
Finally log into the web interface https://appservices.fqdn:8443/darwin/org/url in my example it’s https://vcad-va-ng.biteback.records:8443/darwin/org/biteback
You now have built out the entire automation stack for vRealize!