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

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

Familiarize yourself with the procedures for creating organizations and catalogs. See the latest vCloud Director documentation.

Verify that the vCloud Director administrator uploaded templates to a catalog.


If the templates are uploaded to a catalog contained in a different vCloud Organization from the organization in which Application Services performs application deployments, you must publish the catalog and the templates. Verify that the catalog has the correct attributes so that users can access it.

Verify that you have a direct-connect network with an external pool of IP addresses that Application Services can use. Contact your vCloud Director administrator to determine the number of IP addresses in the pool.

In vCloud Director, allocate a separate organization for Application Services.

Verify your vCloud Director setup. See Verify Your vCloud Director Environment.

To create or update custom virtual machine templates, see Creating Windows Virtual Machine Templates in vCloud Director and Create Linux Virtual Machine Templates in vCloud Director.