vCloud Availability for vCloud Director: Part 9-Create vCloud Availability Portal Host

By | 14/09/2018

In last post of this series we deployed the VRCS and VR appliances. In this post we will deploy VCAV Portal.

If you are not following along this series, then I recommend reading earlier posts of this series from below links:

1: vCloud Availability Introduction

2: vCloud Availability Architecture & Components

3: VCAV Deployment

4: Install Cloud Proxy for vCD

5: Deploy Cassandra Cluster

6: RabbitMQ Cluster Deployment and vCD Integration

7: Deploy VRMS Appliance

8: Deploy vRCS and VR Server

What is vCloud Availability Portal ?

The vCloud Availability Portal provides a graphic user interface to facilitate the management of vCloud Availability operations. The vCloud Availability Portal back end scales horizontally and we can deploy more than one portal host for HA and load balancing.

VCAV portal host size varies from small, medium or large, depending upon number of concurrent sessions that portal host will be handling.

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For lab purpose small deployment works just fine.

To deploy portal host appliance, fire below command from VCAV appliance.

Create a new Variable to hold VCAV-UI appliance IP

root@mgmt-vcav [ ~ ]# export UI01_ADDRESS=192.168.109.43

Update the truststore file with the vCloud Availability Portal virtual machine credentials.

root@mgmt-vcav [ ~ ]# echo ‘vmware’ > ~/.ssh/.truststore

root@mgmt-vcav [ ~ ]# chmod 0600 ~/.ssh/.truststore

Trust the VCAV-UI host certificate

Create vCloud Availability Administration Portal

The vCloud Availability Administration Portal is a graphic user interface that helps service providers to monitor and manage their DR environments. Like VCAV portal host, administration portal can be also deployed in small, medium and larze size.

vcav-portal-sizing

To create vCloud Availability Administration Portal host, run below command from VCAV appliance:

Create a new Variable to hold VCAV Admin Portal appliance IP

root@mgmt-vcav [ ~ ]# export UI02_ADDRESS=192.168.109.44

Trust the VCAV-Admin Portal host certificate

Validate VCAV Deployment

Before you configure vCloud Availability, you must confirm that all appliances are ready to be configured. Use below commands to perform validation check.

An OK message means that the deployed components are ready for configuration.

And that’s it for this post. In next post of this series we will integrate these components to each other and with vCD.

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