The vCloud Automation Center Appliance is a preconfigured virtual appliance that deploys the vCloud Automation Center Appliance server and Web console (the user portal). It is delivered as an open virtualization format (OVF) template. The system administrator downloads the appliance and deploys it into the vCenter Server or ESX/ESXi inventory.


To deploy the vCloud Automation Center Appliance, a system administrator must log in to the vSphere client and select deployment settings.


Clocks on the Identity Appliance server, vCloud Automation Center server, and Windows servers must be synchronized to ensure a successful installation.


To prepare the vCloud Automation Center Appliance for use, a system administrator configures the host settings, generates an SSL certificate, and provides SSO connection information.