Cloud Lab (IaaS)

BUILDING A PRIVATE CLOUD WITH VMWARE VCLOUD DIRECTOR (LAB)

I have seen the difficulty that users and myself having while installing and Configuration of VMWARE Cloud Director and its components. I thought I put together a consolidated listing of blog posts about vCloud Directory Environment. This may not be good one but its little effort from my side.in this hands on guide/Lab. I will walk you through the different series of installation steps.I am using VMWARE vCloud Suite 5.5 build for my series and its very details step-by-step process. I try to divide my cloud lab into series of steps which mentioned below and try to make it easy and as details as I can. If you find this lab helpful and have any question and suggestion. Please comment.

Following are the different steps/parts of my cloud LAB.

  1. Cloud Lab Setup/Scenario
  2. How to Install and Configure Active Directory/DNS (Part 1)
  3. How to Install and Configure Active Directory/DNS (Part 2)
  4. How to Install and Configure DHCP Server
  5. How to Install Microsoft CA Server
  6. Create SSL Template in Microsoft CA for VMWare VSphere
  7. How to Install and Configure NTP Server
  8. How to Install and Configure vCenter Log Insight (Syslog) Server-(Part 1)
  9. How to Install and Configure vCenter Log Insight (Syslog) Server-(Part 2)
  10. How to Install and Configure SQL Server
  11. How to Install Virtual SAN Server -(Openfiler Part 1)
  12. How to Configure ISCSI Volume in Virtual SAN-(Openfiler Part 2)
  13. How to Configure NFS Volume in Virtual SAN- (Openfiler Part 3)
  14. How to Install and Configure Management Server
  15. How to Install and Configure RG (Resource Group) VCenter- “Prepare vCenter DB” (Part 1)
  16. How to Install and Configure RG (Resource Group) VCenter- “vCenter Installation” (Part 2)
  17. How to Maintain vCenter DB with SQL Maintenance Plan (Part 1)
  18. How to Maintain vCenter DB with SQL Maintenance Plan (Part 2)
  19. How to Install ESXi Server-”Installation” (Part 1)
  20. How to Install ESXi Server-”Basic Configurations” (Part 2)
  21. How to Install Signed Certificates (Microsoft CA) in ESXi Server.
  22. How to Install Certificate in vCenter from Microsoft CA- ”Signed Certificate” (Part 1)
  23. How to Install Certificate in vCenter from Microsoft CA- ”Certificate Automation Tool” (Part 2)
  24. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “vCenter User Management and Identity Source”
  25. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “ESXi Basic Configuration” 
  26. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “Basic Network Configuration” 
  27. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “Storage (ISCSI/NFS) Configuration”
  28. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “Host Profile Configuration” 
  29. How to Build a vSphere Environment – “Sysprep for VM Customization” 
  30. How to Install vCenter Update Manager (VUM) – “DB Preparation” (Part 1)
  31. How to Install vCenter Update Manager (VUM) – “VUM Installation” (Part 2)
  32. Resource Group(RG) VCenter Advance Configuration – “VM Templates”
  33. Resource Group(RG) VCenter Advance Configuration – “Cluster Configuration (HA/DRS)”
  34. Resource Group(RG) VCenter Advance Configuration – “VM Storage Policies”
  35. vCNS (vCloud Network and Security) Deployment for vCloud – “Install and Configure”
  36. vCloud Director Cells- ”DB Preparation and VM Installation ” (Part 1)
  37. vCloud Director Cells- ”DB Preparation and VM Installation ” (Part 2)
  38. vCloud Director Cells- ”Install and Configure Cell-1” (Part 1)
  39. vCloud Director Cells- ”Install and Configure Cell-1” (Part 2)
  40. vCloud Director Cells- ”Install and Configure Cell-2”
  41. vCloud Director Cells Load balancing- ”vCNS Deployment as Load balancer”
  42. vCloud Director – ”Basic Configuration”
  43. vCloud Director Foundation- ”Cloud Resources and Logical Design”
  44. vCloud Director Foundation- ” Resource POD and Provider vDCs”
  45. vCloud Director Foundation- ”Configure vSphere Networks baseline for vCloud Networks”
  46. vCloud Director Foundation- ”Configuring Network Pools and External Networks”
  47. vCloud Director Foundation- “Organizations Configuration”
  48. vCloud Director Foundation- “Organization vDCs Configuration”
  49. vCloud Director Foundation- “Organization Catalog and User Rights Configuration”
  50. vCloud Director Organizations- “Create Organization vDC Networks”
  51. vCloud Director Organizations- “Create vApp Templates”
  52. vCloud Director Organizations- “Deploy vApp from Catalog”
  53. vCloud Director Organizations- “vApp Deployment UseCases”
  54. vApp Use Case 1: vApp Network (Direct)->Organization VDC Network (Direct)
  55. vApp Use Case 2: vApp Network (Direct) -> Organization VDC Network (Routed)
  56. vApp Use Case 3: vApp Network (Direct) -> Organization VDC Network (Isolated)
  57. vApp Use Case 4:vApp Network (Routed) -> Organization VDC Network (Direct)
  58. vApp Use Case 5:vApp Network (Routed) -> Organization VDC Network (Routed)
  59. vApp Use Case 6:vApp Network (Routed) -> Organization VDC Network (Isolated)
  60. vApp Use Case 7:vApp Network (Isolated)
  61. vApp Fenced Use Case 1: vApp Network (Fenced) –> Organization VDC Network (Direct)
  62. vApp Fenced Use Case 2: vApp Network (Fenced) –> Organization VDC Network (Routed)
  63. vCloud Director Organizations – “vApp Network traffic flow and Testing”
  64. vCloud Director Organizations- “Static Routing between two vApps in Same Organization Routed Network” (Part 1)
  65. vCloud Director Organizations- “Static Routing between two vApps in Same Organization Routed Network” (Part 2)
  66. vCloud Director Organizations- “Basic Firewall Configuration for Static Routing Use Case-1”
  67. vCloud Director Organizations- “Static Routing between two vApps in Different Organization Routed Network” (Part 1)
  68. vCloud Director Organizations- “Static Routing between two vApps in Different Organization Routed Network” (Part 2)
  69. vCloud Director Organizations- “Basic Firewall Configuration for Static Routing Use Case-2”
  70. vCloud Director Organizations- “SSL VPN Configuration types and requirements”
  71. vCloud Director Organizations- “VPN Tunnel Between two Organization networks within the same organization” (Part 1)
  72. vCloud Director Organizations- “VPN Tunnel Between two Organization networks within the same organization” (Part 2)
  73. vCloud Director Organizations- “DNAT Use Case – Allow SSH Access from External Network to vApps” (Part 1)
  74. vCloud Director Organizations- “DNAT Use Case – Allow SSH Access from External Network to vApps” (Part 2)
  75. vCloud Director Organizations- “DNAT Use Case – Allow SSH Access from External Network to vApps” (Part 3)
  76. vCloud Director Organizations- “SNAT Use Case – Allow External Access to a vApps”
  77. vCloud Director Organizations- “SNAT/DNAT Use Case – HTTP Access From External to vApp VM’s”
  78. vCloud Director Organizations- “Use Case – Load balance Web Servers in vCloud Director” (Part 1)
  79. vCloud Director Organizations- “Use Case – Load balance Web Servers in vCloud Director” (Part 2)

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