Lab 0: vCloud Director in a box for Home Lab

vCloud Director “in a box” for Home Lab

Here is the Server Hardware and Lab environment that I am using to build the vCloud Director 5.1 in my Home Lab in Nested environment.

What is required to setup the vCloud Director in home Lab: 

  • Active Directory/DNS
  • vCenter Server
  • SQL Server
  • ESXi Servers.
  • vCloud Director Cell
  • iSCSI Storage (Starwind)

Here is how I have configured it:

  • Active Directory/DNS configured on Windows Server 2008 R2 EE with 2 vCPU and 1GB RAM
  • vCenter Server installed on Windows 2008 R2 EE with 2vCPUs and 2GB RAM
  • SQL Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 EE with SQL Server 2008 R2 installed with 2vCPUs and 2GB RAM
  • 2 ESXi 5.0 Servers with 2vCPUs and 2GB RAM
  • vCloud director Cell on a Red Hat enterprise Linux 6.1 with libXdmcp-1.0.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm installed.
  • Created 2 iSCSI LUNS created running on both Active director and vCenter Server.

Links to download the Windows & VMware Products to setup the Home Lab:

You can download Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation (180 days) using the following Link:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=11093

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Enterprise Evaluation: Trial Experience for IT Professionals
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=1279

You can go through the following link to download the VMware vSphere evaluation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads

Here is the link to request a copy of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for evaluation:
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/1798

Here is the Link to download the standwind for iSCSI
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/products

Stay Tuned for the forth Coming Labs. Thanks for Reading.

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