It is important to note, the script is merely to help users quickly get vCloud Director setup for testing and evaluational purposes. For actual production/development deployment, I would recommend you go through the actual installer and using a remote database versus a local embedded. This script only deals with vCloud Director, you will still need to manually setup things like vShield or other products that you wish to use with vCloud Director.
One question I have gotten quite a bit is about setting up the initial vCloud Director Linux virtual machine prior to running the vCloud Director application installation script. The following outlines the steps in building out a CentOS virtual machine using network based installation.
You will need to download the following:
- Select "Custom" Configuration
- Name your vCD Virtual Machine
- Select Datastore
- Select Virtual Machine Version 7 or 8 depending on version of vSphere
- Select "Linux" and "Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64-bit)" as Guest Operating System type
- Select the number of vCPU to be configured
- Select the amount of vMem to be configured
- Select 2 vNICs for the Virtual Machine and configure both on the same network
- Select the SCSI Controller (used defaults)
- Create a new Virtual Disk and configure the size
Step 3 - Attach the CentOS-5.5-x86_64-netinstall.iso to the vCD virtual machine and press CTRL+ALT+INSERT to reboot the system
Step 4 - When you see the "boot" prompt, just hit enter or wait for it load
Step 5 - Select language of choice
here to perform network based installation, in this example, I'm using one from UCSB where FTP Site name is "ftp.cs.ucsb.edu" and the CentOS Directory is "mirrors/centos/5.5/os/x86_64"
Step 22 - SSH to the system and run "ifconfig eth0" and "ifconfig eth1" and eth0 should be configured since you are able to login into it and eth1 should not be configured with anything
Step 25 - Start installation of vCloud Director + Oracle Express database using vcd_setup.sh script
Note: For more details on what is going on during the installation, please take a look here
Step 26 - Assuming you followed the directions, in about 10-15minutes you should get a successful message on the installation of vCloud Director and now be able to point your browser to your vCD system