The virtual appliance on which you run vFabric Application Director must meet certain hardware and software requirements. In addition, certain ports must be opened for vFabric Application Director.

vFabric Application Director requires a minimum of 20GB of disk space, 2GB memory, and 1 vCPU with a speed of 2GHz.

Note

For some organization vDCs, by default vCloud Director sometimes sets the virtual CPU to 0.24GHz, based on the vCloud Director setup. If this setting is the default in your environment, you must set the vCPU speed to 2GHz for the organization vDC in which the vFabric Application Director vApp is deployed. Otherwise, the performance of the vFabric Application Director virtual appliance is affected.

You must open certain ports for the vFabric Application Director virtual machine.

Port

Connection Type

TCP Port 8443

External port for the vFabric Application Director user interface connection through HTTPS.

TCP Port 8080

Optional port for the vFabric Application Director user interface connection through HTTP.

TCP Port 80

External port for vami-lighttpd.

TCP Ports 5671

External port for vFabric RabbitMQ.

TCP Port 22

Optional port for the external SSH connection.

You must type the serial number of a license edition to start a new vFabric Application Director appliance.

VMware vFabric Application Director for Provisioning edition consists of the basic product features.

VMware vFabric Application Director for Release Automation edition consists of all the features in the vFabric Application Director for Provisioning edition, updating a deployed application, and deploying applications to the Amazon EC2 environment capabilities.

To use vFabric Application Director, you must install and set up the following VMware products:

vSphere ESXi 5.0 or 5.1. See vSphere documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html.

vSphere vCenter Server 5 or 5.1. See vSphere documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html.

vCloud Director 1.5, 1.5.1, or 5.1.1. See vCloud Director documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcd_pubs.html.

vFabric Application Director supports the following Web browsers:

Mozilla Firefox 14.0 and 15.0. Also requires Adobe Flash Player Plug-in 11.2 or later.

The browser is supported on Mac 10.6 and Mac 10.7, Windows 7 64-bit, and Linux.

Chrome 21.0 includes the Adobe Flash Player Plug-in 11.2 or later.

The browser is supported on Mac 10.6 and Windows 7 64-bit.

Internet Explorer is not supported.

The VMRC plug-in lets you connect to a deployed virtual machine directly from vFabric Application Director. This plug-in works only on supported versions of Mozilla Firefox running on Windows operating systems. The VMRC plug-in is not supported on the Mac operating system.

Architecture

Operating Systems

32-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

Ubuntu 10.04.3

CentOS 5.6

CentOS 5.7

64-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

Ubuntu 10.04.2

CentOS 5.6

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1

Note

Linux and Windows virtual machine templates with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) enabled are not supported.