Before you begin installing the vCloud Application Director appliance, verify that your computing environment meets the hardware and software system requirements.

vCloud Application Director requires that vCloud Director use specific configuration settings. For previously installed configurations of vCenter and vCloud Director servers, verify that these servers use the settings that work with vCloud Application Director.

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.

You must set up the storage and network of your vCenter cluster configurations to meet certain requirements so that you can install vCloud Application Director in vCloud Director or vSphere.

You must configure a virtual appliance in vCloud Director to successfully install vCloud Application Director. If you have a previously installed version of vCloud Director, you must check the configuration settings to optimize for vCloud Application Director.