When you register vCloud Application Director, you use the CLI to establish a connection between the vCloud Application Director environment and the vCloud Automation Center server so that you can access the vCloud Automation Center service catalog.

When the connection between vCloud Application Director and vCloud Automation Center is established, you can publish the deployment profile to the vCloud Automation Center catalog so that other users can request the deployment profile and use it.

Note

You can have only one active registration. If you retry to register, you receive an error message.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_SYSTEM_ADMIN system administrator role assigned to it.

Familiarize yourself with the roles available for users. See Predefined Users, Groups, and Roles.

Verify that you know the password for the darwin_user. This password was set during installation. See Start the vCloud Application Director Appliance.

Start the vCloud Application Director CLI. See Start the CLI Remotely.

The vCloud Automation Center 6.0 IaaS environment and endpoints must be properly set up and configured. See vCloud Automation Center Installation and Configuration Guide and vCloud Automation Center Virtual Provisioning Guide.

You must have SSO admin credentials available.

1

In the roo shell prompt, register vCloud Application Director to the vCloud Automation Center server.

register-vcac-server --componentRegistryUrl vCACServerURL --ssoAdministratorUsername 
UserName --ssoAdministratorPassword Password --tenant TenantName

The componentRegistryUrl is the URL for the vCloud Automation Center Self Service Catalog.

A sample URL for the componentRegistryUrl is, https://vcac-oci-071.eng.test.com.

The registration might take approximately 30 seconds to display the vCAC server registered successfully status.

2

Synchronize groups from vCloud Automation Center to vCloud Application Director.

sync-business-groups

3

(Optional) View the vCloud Automation Center server information.

list-vcac-info

4

(Optional) If there are any changes in the vCloud Automation Center server information, register vCloud Application Director to the vCloud Automation Center server.

register-vcac-server --componentRegistryUrl vCACServerURL --ssoAdministratorUsername 
UserName --ssoAdministratorPassword Password --tenant TenantName --update
5

(Optional) Unregister the vCloud Automation Center server from vCloud Application Director to register the appliance to another vCloud Automation Center server.

unregister-vcac-server

When the connection is established you can start publishing vCloud Application Director deployment profiles to the vCloud Automation Center catalog. See Publish a Deployment Profile to the vCloud Automation Center Service Catalog.