If you have a previously installed version of vCloud Director, verify that the vApps can communicate with the virtual machine and external network IP addresses.

Application Services supports deploying virtual machines to directly connected and NAT-routed networks. Use IPPOOL addressing for deployed virtual machines to communicate with the Application Services server over the network.

Note

DHCP addressing for directly connected networks is not supported.

Configure your vCenter Server settings for Application Services. See Set Up vCenter Server Cluster Configurations.

Familiarize yourself with the procedures for customizing vCloud Director. See the latest vCloud Director documentation and VMware knowledge base articles kb.vmware.com/kb/2005829 and kb.vmware.com/kb/2034092.

Verify that you have the VMRC plug-in for vCloud Director installed to work with your browser. For information about compatible Web browsers, see Application Services System Requirements.

Verify that the required TCP ports are open for the Application Services virtual machine. See Application Services System Requirements.

1

From the vCloud Director user interface, create a vApp with one virtual machine.

2

In the vCloud organization that you map to the Application Services cloud provider, verify that the virtual machines in the vCloud organization have a vCloud network configuration that allows them to connect to the Application Services appliance.

3

Deploy the vApp.

4

Use the VMRC plug-in to connect to the virtual machines and verify that they can ping an external IP.

5

Open TCP ports so that the deployed virtual machines can reach the Application Services appliance.

Download and deploy the Application Services appliance. See Deploy the Application Services Appliance in vCloud Director.