Friday, November 8, 2013

vCAC 6.0 Implementation, Part 3 - Configuring vCAC IaaS Prereqs

Moving right along (and behind schedule), Part 3 of this series will walk through the configuration of all the prerequisite requirements for the Windows-based IaaS component.

The IaaS engine is a .NET-based component that resembles (an uncanny resemblance) previous versions of vCAC 5.x. For vCAC 6.0, IaaS is consumed through vCAC's primary framework (deployed via the vCAC Virtual Appliance) once it is installed and registered. The prerequisites for IaaS are identical to previous vCAC versions, which I've covered in detail in the vCAC 5.2 Detailed Installation Guide.

Review: VMware's vCloud Automation Center 6.0 solution is made up of 3 core components:
  • vCAC VA - Delivered as a Virtual Appliance (.OVA), vCAC's primary interface for administration and user self-service. Also includes an imbedded vCO server.
  • vCAC ID - Delivered as a Virtual Appliance (.OVA), vCAC's stand-alone Single Sign-On engine, which provides multi-tenant LDAP and Active Directory authentication services for vCAC tenants.
  • vCAC IaaS - Windows Installable (.exe), vCAC's IaaS engine for heterogeneous infrastructure as a service -- setup is covered in Part 3 and 4 in the series

NOTE: this video guide was created using vCAC BETA builds and some of the steps will differ from the generally-available builds.  I will try to update all the videos pre-GA.



Other videos available in this series:


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4 comments:

  1. Great series... There was a problem with the Playback on the third video :) @rytalws @virtualjad

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  2. Hi Jad,
    Great Post! Very informative and cleary documented. Looking forward to parts 4-10...
    I was wondering wether you managed to install the GA version in the exact same manner as presented in this guide?

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  3. Hi Jad, Nice videos. Any plans to post the remaining videos in the series.

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