Install vCloud Director 10.4 Step by Step 04

Hi, Today, I want to create a Network Pool in the vCloud Director.

What is Network Pool?

A network pool is a collection of isolated layer-2 network segments that you can use to create vApp networks and certain types of organization VDC networks on demand.

Network pools must be created before organization VDC networks and vApp networks. If they do not exist, the only network option available to an organization is the direct connection to an external network.

Only a system administrator can create a network pool.

Supported by:

  • Port Groups Backed
  • VLAN ID Backed
  • Geneve Backed (NSX-T Overlay Transport Zone)
  • VXLAN Backed (NSX-V)

Note:

  • Each organization VDC can have one Network Pool
  • Multiple organization VDC can share a Network Pool
  • With VCD 10.3, You can create a provider VDC without any Network Pools.

Let’s start.

1-Log into https://vCloud_IP/provider –> Resources –>Network Pools –> NEW

2- Enter a name and description for the new network pool.

3- Select Network Pool Type Geneve Backed

4- Select NSX-T Manager to provide the Geneve transport zone that this network pool will use.

5- Select your Transport Zone that you have created before in NSX-T console.

6- Next

Finish 🙂

Install vCloud Director 10.4 Step by Step 03

Hi, Today, I want to add the NSX-T to vCloud Director.

Let’s start.

1-Log into https://vCloud_IP/provider –> Resources –> Infrastructure Resources –> NSX-T –> NSX-T Managers –> ADD

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2-Enter NSX-T information

Note: NSX-T URL must be exactly like the name on its certificate.

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3-It’s done.

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Finish 🙂

Install vCloud Director 10.4 Step by Step 02

Hi, Today, I want to add the vCenter server to vCloud Director.

Let’s start.

1-Log into https://vCloud_IP/provider –> Resources –> Infrastructure Resources –> vCenter Server Instances –> Click ADD

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2-Enter the connection information for the new vCenter server –> Next

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3-I don’t use NSX-V Manager, I use NSX-T, Next

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4-Access Configuration

  • -If you want to add a tenant-dedicated vCenter Server that will not be used as a provider VDC, turn on the Enable tenant access toggle.
  • After you add the vCenter Server instance to VMware Cloud Director, the tenant-related information appears in the details view of the instance.
  • – If you want VMware Cloud Director to generate default proxies for the vCenter Server instance and SSO services, turn on the Generate proxies toggle.
  • After you add the vCenter Server instance to VMware Cloud Director, the proxies appear in the Proxies tab under vSphere Resources.
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5-It’s Ready

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Finish 🙂

Install vCloud Director 10.4 Step by Step 01

Hi, Today I decided to install vCloud Director 10.4.  

What is vCloud Director?

VMware vCloud Director (VMware vCD) is a platform with multi-tenant support for managing software-defined data centers (SDDC) and providing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to customers.

You can download it from here

Prerequisite:

1- Make A record and reverse record for your vCloud Director.

2- NFS folder with full access permissions for the transfer file location

Install steps:

1- Select OVF, Enter a name, and select a compute resource for your virtual machine:

2- accept all License agreements

3-Select your deployment configuration

4- Select your Data Store

5-Select networks

HTTP traffic and console traffic use eth0. The internal database traffic uses eth1.

5-Enter NTP, root password, and Enable SSH root login

6-Enter your gateway for eth1

7-Enter Default gateway, Domain name, and others parameters.

8- Review your settings and click on the Finish button

9-Congratulation 🙂

10-Please open https://vCloud-IP-or-Name:5480

Enter NFS mount for the transfer file location:

“IP NFS Server”:/“Your mount Folder”

Enter a password for vcloud user for DB access

Enter a system name for creating a folder in VMware vCenter Server

If you want to log in to the provider, please use: https://vCloud-IP-or-Name/provider

Finish 🙂