Distributed installations support the use of more than one vCloud Automation Center Appliance. Each of these appliances must belong to a cluster.

You join a vCloud Automation Center Appliance to a cluster from the management console. The join operation copies appliance configuration information for the cluster to the appliance you are adding to the cluster, including certificate, SSO, licensing, database, and messaging information.

Configure the Primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance.

If your site is using a load balancer, verify that it is configured for use with your vCloud Automation Center Appliance. See Configuring Your Load Balancer.

Enable Time Synchronization on the vCloud Automation Center Appliance. Time synchronization must be enabled for each appliance.


Navigate to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance management console by using its fully qualified domain name, https://vcac-va-hostname.domain.name:5480/.


Continue past any certificate warnings.


Log in with user name root and the password you specified when deploying the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.


Select vCAC Settings > HA.


Enter the FQDN of a previously configured vCloud Automation Center Appliance in the Leading cluster node text box.

You can use the FQDN of the primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance, or any vCloud Automation Center Appliance that is already joined to the cluster.


Type the root password in the Password text box.


Click Join Cluster.


Continue past any certificate warnings.

Services for the cluster are restarted.


Verify that services are running.


Click the Services tab.


Click the Refresh tab to monitor the progress of service start up.

You should see a list of about twenty-one registered services.