Build your own vCloud Director implementation on your vSphere lab environment

The third option is to build and load vCloud Director in a lab environment. This method is not significantly more difficult than AutoLab, but you might run into several issues during deployment that AutoLab can handle for you. This section is an overview of the build process; however, additional instructions for each step can be located in the VMware installation documentation for each product.

For your vCloud Director installation, you will need the following software loaded in your environment:

  • vCenter Server, ESXi hosts, and Microsoft Active Directory
  • vShield Manager
  • vCloud Director

The first step in enhancing a vCenter-managed environment and turning it into a vCloud-managed ...

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