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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Install Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for vCAC 6.0 - Part2

With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you can rapidly model and provision servers and desktops across
virtual and physical, private and public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures.

Now that we have installed and configured the vCAC 6.0 Identity Appliance and the vCAC 6.0 Virtual Appliance we now need to install the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server. The IaaS server is all the former vCAC 5.x and earlier components. The vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server includes the following components:
  • IaaS Reopsitory
  • IaaS Server Service
  • IaaS DEM’s – Orchestrator and Worker
  • IaaS Proxy Agents
If you are familiar with vCAC 5.2 and earlier you will notice the architecture for the IaaS server is the same. There are some important changes to functionality that this component provides however. The IaaS server no longer handles the following:
  • vCAC Admin Portal – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • vCAC Self Service Portal – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Cost Profiles – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Approvals – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Authentication – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
From an integration perspective the vCAC IaaS server still supports state transition workflows and the same Windows Workflow Foundation workflow system as well as the custom machine menu operation workflows. You however won’t be using the custom machine menu operation workflows much with the new day two operations that leverage vCO. No longer are you limited to 4 custom actions and they are completely vCO driven.

Installing the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server

Ok so on to installing the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server. You will need a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 VM to perform the installation on. The Server should have the following:
  • IIS Server
  • .Net Framework 4.5
  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 – Can be local or remote if remote need to install connectivity tools
There is configuration above what I listed above, but the new installer has the pre-req checker built in and will let you know all that needs to be configured with step-by-step Instructions.


1. Verify you are logged in that user or not that has permission on database server

2. Then Connect with the vCAC Appliance with this URL https://vCACFQDN  > Click on vCAC Installation Page Link

3. Then Click on .Net Framework 4.5 to download this
4. Once downloaded click on this to execute it
5. Click on Run to start the installation .Net Framework 4.5

6. Put the checkmark in the Checkbox I have read and accept the license terms and click on install

7. Installation started now

9. You can download this vCAC-Pre-Req-Automation Script from here
10. Click on Windows PowerShell icon to launch it
11. Run this Command in PowerShell
12. Then execute this vCAC-Pre-Req-Automation script

13. Then this will start the installation of required components. Once completed close the powershell

14. Click on Setup.exe. Once installer downloaded click on installer to execute it and then click on Run

15. Click on Next

16. Accept the License Agreement and then click on Next

17. Type the Username and Password to connect this with vCAC Appliance

18. Select Complete Install and then click on Next

19. Once verification of prerequisites is completed successfully click on Next

20. Provide the Username and Password of that account who have permission on database

21. Install Agents to integrate with your provisioning infrastructure

22. Specify the details to register the IaaS components with vCAC

23. Click on Install

24. Now installation is in progress
25. Click on Next
 26. Click on Finish

27. Verify the installation by checking the Services Status of following services if any of these service is not running start it
- VMware DEM-Orchestrator - DEO
- VMware DEM-Worker - DEM
-  VMware vCloud Automation Center Agent - vSphereAgent
- VMware vCloud Automation Center Service

28. Connect with vCAC Appliance with this URL https://vCACFQDN:5480 with username = root and password = as configured by you and then On the Services Tab verify following services are registered
• authorization
• authentication
• eventlog-service
• shell-ui-app
• branding-service
• plugin-service