- Installed RHEL in a VM
- Installed the VMware Tools
- Created the SSL Certificates
- Created the Database.
Before I do the installation I had to do the libXdmcp-1.0.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm, without which the installation will fail.
So Prior to installing the vCloud Director I created a director called vcdprep for keeping all of my installation files. I copied all the pre-requisites like the SSL certificates, libXdmcp-1.0.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm and the Binary file that I use for installing the vCloud directory to the vcdprep folder and then I changed my directory to vcdprep for installing the vcloud director.
I have installed libXdmcp-1.0.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm rpm using the following command which went successful without any errors:
rpm -ivh libXdmcp-1.0.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
I then changed the permissions on certificates.ks to be executable by everyone using the following command:
chmod 555 certificates.ks
at the hash prompt I executed the following command and then installation started right away.
My Installation has just began, I captured few of the screens for your reference:
Here at the folowing screen it was asking me to run the script for the post installation configuration. press y to proceed
The following screen shows the IP address that I have used for my two NICs eth0 and eth1.
I am using the eth0 ip 192.168.10.31 to configure the HTTP Service. So I selected the the default=1
In the following screen the installation was asking me to provide the path of the certificates.
As said I kept the certificates.ks in the /vcdprep/ folder so I provided the same and provided the same password which was used while I was creating the keystore. In my case it was “Windows123@”
In next screen, It has asked me whether you have got any syslog servers in your environment, unfortunately I dont have one so I skipped this step.
In the next screen, I has asked what was the database that I was using for the vCD installation.Only two databases are supported that includes one being Oracle and the second is Microsoft SQL Server. So I downloaded Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 EE evaluation version and created the database. So I selected database type 2 as mentioned in the below screen.
Thats it.. the installation went smooth and here are the few such screens:-)
huh…. the vCloud Director Configuration is Completed.
And it was asking me to start the vCloud Director Service. Ofcourse!!!! I typed yes.
We are done. Our vcloud director is ready for use.
I will be doing the next post on the quick initial setup.