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VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director by Aidan Dalgleish, Joe Baguley, Simon Gallagher

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Chapter 7

Installing VMware vCloud Director

By this point you should have a good appreciation of what a private cloud is, what vCloud Director can help you achieve, and how you should make your cloud ready to offer services to your consumers. This chapter is about planning and implementing vCloud Director.

As you'll have seen from earlier chapters, vCloud Director is essentially an abstraction layer on top of a vSphere-managed physical infrastructure. In order for it to function correctly, it is vital that you have a good foundational layer in terms of network, storage, and computing infrastructure.

You'll recall from Chapter 5, “Platform Design for vCloud Director,” that because of the number of management components required, a management pod ...

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