Friday, January 11, 2013

Installing vCloud Director on CentOS and MS SQL Express - part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part post that presents installation of vCloud Director 5.1 on CentOS 6.3 and MySQL Server 2012 Express
  • part 1 presents Configuration of MS SQL 2012 Express Database for vCloud Director installation
  • part 2 presents Configuration of CentOS 6.3 for vCloud Director
  • part 3 presents Installation of vCloud Director 5.1

Installation of vCloud Director 5.1

Download the bin package from VMware site (vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.1-868405.bin) and transfer it on the server. Change permissions on the file and run it. Answer "yes" the when Linux distribution is checked and stop the installation at the second question.
[root@vcd5101 ~]# chmod u+x vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.1-868405.bin
[root@vcd5101 ~]# ./vmware-vcloud-director-5.1.1-868405.bin
Checking architecture...done
Checking for a supported Linux distribution...
You are not running a Linux distribution supported by vCloud Director.
Would you like to proceed anyway? [y/n] y
Would you like to run the script now? (y/n)? n

We stop the installation because VMware KB 1026309 states that the keytool to be used when generating SSL certificates is the one shipped by VMware which can be found at /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/jre/bin/keytool. It is time to generate SSL certificates (one for http and one for console proxy). 
[root@vcd5101 ~]# mkdir /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/certs
[root@vcd5101 ~]# /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/jre/bin/keytool -keystore certificates.ks -storetype JCEKS -storepass password -genkey -keyalg RSA -validity 365 -alias http

[root@vcd5101 ~]# /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/jre/bin/keytool -keystore certificates.ks -storetype JCEKS -storepass password -genkey -keyalg RSA -validity 365 -alias consoleproxy

[root@vcd5101 ~]# chown -R vcloud.vcloud /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/certs/
Setup transfer server storage /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/data/transfer (NFS share) - not mandatory for single cell installation, but all bloggers recommended it.

[root@vcd5101 ~]# vi /etc/fstab
192.168.X.X:/mnt/vol1-nfs /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/data/transfer nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,intr 0 0
[root@vcd5101 ~]# mount -a -t nfs
Now the installation can continue by running  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/configure. Choose the IP addres for HTTP, Console and enter path to certificate store. Add Syslog server IP (I am using rsyslog instance on vCD Cell).

Enter information for DB connectivity

After DB configuration is finalized, start services

Configure Sysprep

Create sysprep packages structure for Windows Server 2000, 2003 and Windows XP transfer sysprep files in it.
[root@vcd5101 ~]# mkdir vcloud-sysprep
[root@vcd5101 ~]# cd vcloud-sysprep
[root@vcd5101 vcloud-sysprep]# mkdir win2000 win2k3 win2k3_64 winxp winxp_64

After sysprep files have been transfered in the strucutre for each guest OS run the following command

[root@vcd5101 ~]# /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/deploymentPackageCreator/ /root/vcloud-sysprep/

Restart vcd service
[root@vcd5101 ~]# service vmware-vcd restart

Setup vShield Manager

Open VM console and login to vShield manager using admin/default. execute enable and enter default as password. Run setup command and configure networking. Login on HTTPS to the IP address configured previously and connect vShield Manger to vCenter Server. Finish the configuration by setting DNS, NTP and syslog server information.

Login to vShield Manager first configuration wizard and start configuration of vCloud Director cell.


Unknown said...

Hi Sysadmin,
I followed your article configuring vcloud director 5.5 . It fails while connecting to the databse Could not connect to database: java.sql.SQLException:

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