Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 4: Deploying The vPostgres Appliance

In this part of the install guide we will be deploying the vPostgress Virtual Appliance.  In a regular, simple, install of vCAC the vCAC appliance would be configured to use the embedded database.  However, when scaling out or going Distributed you should use a desperate appliance for high availability and performance reasons.  This is completely … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 4: Deploying The vPostgres Appliance

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Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 3: Certificates Prep and Configuration (Continued)

Continuing from the previous posts. Here we shall generate the certificates used for the vCAC appliances. Step 5: Install Open SSL VMware requires that a very specific version of Open SSL is installed for use with vCAC 6.0.1.1 appliances and components.  In this instance we have to use Open SSL v0.9.8zb as anything from the … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 3: Certificates Prep and Configuration (Continued)

Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 2: Certificates Prep and Configuration

When installing vCAC in a distributed / load balanced way it is not possible to use self-signed certificates to get everything working correctly (wildcard certs are not supported either).  Therefore, correct certificates have to be generated for your environment and then issued for the various vCAC components.  In a production environment the Public Key Infrastructure … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 2: Certificates Prep and Configuration

Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 1: Windows Pre-Requisites

This series of posts will guide you through a full distributed install of VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC 6.0.1.1). This is something I’ve done in a live environment but I’m going to try to re-create a small setup in my lab environment to enable me to test upgrading between vCAC versions. Why? Because I’m interested. … Continue reading Installing vCAC 6.0.1.1 – Part 1: Windows Pre-Requisites