Lab 5: vCloud Director Installation on a RHEL Server

Lab 5: vCloud Director Installation on a RHEL Server 

I have got all the pre-requisites ready where done the following steps in my previous posts:

  • 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 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.

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