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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Creating multiple vCD Cells for the same vCloud

In this section we will create a second vCD Cell without a need for load balancing.

Getting ready

We will need the following:

  • RedHat Linux VM (RHEL) 5 or 6 (6.3 is the highest version with vCD 5.1.2)
  • vCloud Director Binary
  • vCD shared directory (NFS)
  • Root credentials for RHEL VM

How to do it...

We will now configure a second cell without load balancing.

Preparation of the first cell

Perform the following steps as a preparation of the first cell:

  1. Log in to the existing first cell.
  2. Gain root access if you haven't already.
  3. Run the following command to copy the Config files to the shared directory:
    cd /opt/vmware/vcloud-director
    cp etc/responses.properties data/transfer
    chown vcloud:vcloud data/transfer/responses.properties ...

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