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

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

Caution

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 vCloud Application Director vApp is deployed. Otherwise, the performance of the vCloud Application Director virtual appliance is affected.

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

Port

Connection Type

TCP Port 8443

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

TCP Port 8080

Optional port for the vCloud 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 443

External port for the vCloud Application Director user interface to connect to a cloud environment.

TCP Port 22

Optional port for the external SSH connection.

You must type the serial number of the VMware vCloud Application Director for Release Automation license edition to start a new vCloud Application Director appliance.

vCloud Application Director supports the following Web browsers:

Mozilla Firefox 25.0 and 24.0.

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

Chrome 30.0 and 29.0.

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

Internet Explorer 10.0.

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

vSphere ESXi 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5. See vSphere documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html.

VMware vCenter Server 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5. See vSphere documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html.

vCloud Director 5.1.2 and 5.5. See vCloud Director documentation https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcd_pubs.html.

vCloud Automation Center 5.2 or 6.0. See vCloud Automation Center https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcac-pubs.html.

To create custom virtual machine templates to use in the vCloud Application Director catalog, verify that the supported operating systems are available in the following products:

vCloud Director. See Virtual Machine Requirements for Creating vCloud Director Custom Templates.

vCloud Automation Center. See Virtual Machine Requirements for Creating vCloud Automation Center Custom Templates.

Amazon EC2. See Virtual Machine Requirements for Creating Amazon EC2 Custom Templates.

Note

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

The VMRC plug-in lets you connect to a deployed virtual machine directly from vCloud 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.