Vcloud Director- Prerequisite Configuration and Installation Overview.

1.1          Vcloud Director- Preparing the Vsphere Resource Group Cluster

  1. Install and configure one or more DRS/Vsphere HA Clusters.
  2. Best practice is to dedicate DRS/Vsphere HA Cluster in the resource group
  3. for use by Vcloud Director.
  4. Co-locate the physical equipment of all resource group DRS/vSphere HA Clusters into the same geographical site. *Co-locating prevent cloud performance problems caused by network time lags.
  5. Each provider VDC must have on DRS/Vsphere HA cluster.
    *Resource pools should not be present within the DRS/vSphere HA clsuter.
  6. User Best Practices when configuring networks.*Separate management, Vmotion, storage, and production traffic, Configure network redundancy for vSphere HA.
  7. Make management networks accessible by the Vcloud Director servers.
  8. Group storage into storage tiers of comparable speed and cost.
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 1.2         Vcloud Installation Procedure.

 

  1. Recommended Installation Procedure
  2. Prepared the Resource Group
  3. Configure Database
  4. Configure DNS
  5. Confirm networking configuration
  6. Confirm vCloud Director server software configuration
  7. Create and install security Certificates(Keytools)
  8. Configure Vmware Vshield Manager
  9. Install Vcloud Director
  10. Create The Microsoft Sysprep deployment package.
  11. Configure Vcloud Director Cells.

 

  1. Preparing the Resource Group
  2. Install and configure one or more DRS/vsphere HA Clusters.
  3. Best practice is to dedicated DRS/Vsphere HA Clusters in the resource group for use by Vcloud Director.
  4. Co-Locate the physical equipment of all resource group DRS/vSphere HA Clusters into the same geographical site

*Co-locating prevents cloud performance  problems caused by network time lags.

  1. Each provider vDC must have one DRS/vSphere HA Cluster

*Resource pools should not be present within the DRS/vSphere  HA Cluster.

5.Use Best Practicses when configuring networks.

*Separate management, Vmotion, storage, and production traffic.

*Configure network redundancy for Vsphere HA.

  1. Make management networks accessible by the Vcloud Director Servers.
  2. Group storage intoe storage tiers of comparable speed and cost.

 


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