The Model Manager Website component provides access to infrastructure capabilities in the vCloud Automation Center web console. The system administrator can install one or many instances of the Website component.

Install the Primary IaaS Website Component with Model Manager Data.

Verify that your environment meets the requirements described in IaaS (Windows Server) Requirements.

If you previously installed other components in this environment, verify that you know the passphrase that was created. See Security Passphrase.

If you are using components in your environment, verify that your load balancer meets the configuration requirements.

You must disable the Microsoft loopback check on the installation machine if you are using a load balancer.

See this Microsoft KB article for information about how to disable the loopback check feature. If you follow the first method described in this article, and use multiple load balancers or load balance layers, be sure to specify the host name for each load balancer or layer. The installation fails otherwise.


Right-click the setup file that you downloaded and select Run as administrator.


Click Next.


Accept the license agreement and click Next.


Type the administrator credentials for the vCloud Automation Center Appliance on the Log In page and click Next.

The user name is root and the password is the password that you specified when you deployed the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.


Click Next.


Select Custom Install on the Installation Type page.


Select IaaS Server on the Installation Type page.


Accept the root install location or click Change and select an installation path.


Click Next.


Select Website on the IaaS Server Custom Install page.


Select a Web site from available Web sites or accept the default Web site on the Administration & Model Manager Web Site tab.


Type an available port number in the Port number text box, or accept the default port 443.


Click Test Binding to confirm that the port number is available for use.


Select the certificate for this component.


If you imported a certificate after you began the installation, click Refresh to update the list.


Select the certificate to use from Available certificates.


If you imported a certificate that does not have a friendly name and it does not appear in the list, deselect Display certificates using friendly names and click Refresh.

If you are installing in an environment that does not use load balancers, you can select Generate a Self-Signed Certificate instead of selecting a certificate. If you are installing additional Web site components behind a load balancer, do not generate self-signed certificates. Import the certificate from the main IaaS Web server to ensure that you use the same certificate on all servers behind the load balancer.


(Optional) Click View selected certificate, view the certificate, and click OK to close the information window.


(Optional) Select Suppress certificate mismatch to suppress certificate errors. The installation ignores certificate name mismatch errors as well as any remote certificate-revocation list match errors.

This is a less secure option.


Type IaaS server information in the IaaS Server text box.



If you are using a load balancer

Type the fully qualified domain name of the load balancer for the IaaS Website Server. For example,

With no load balancer

Type the fully qualified domain name of the IaaS Website Server. For example,


Click Test to verify the server connection.


Click Next.


Complete the Prerequisite Check.



No errors

Click Next.

Noncritical errors

Click Bypass.

Critical errors

Bypassing critical errors causes the installation to fail. If warnings appear, select the warning in the left pane and follow the instructions on the right. Address all critical errors and click Check Again to verify.


Type the user name and password of the service account user who has administrative privileges on the current installation server in the Server Installation Information text boxes on the Server and Account Settings page.


Provide the passphrase used to generate the encryption key that protects the database.



If you have already installed components in this environment

Type the passphrase you created previously in the Passphrase and Confirm text boxes.

If this is the first installation

Type a passphrase in the Passphrase and Confirm text boxes. You must use this passphrase every time you install a new component.

Keep this passphrase in a secure place for later use.


Specify the IaaS database server, database name, and authentication method for the database server in the Microsoft SQL Database Installation Information text box.

This is the IaaS database server, name, and authentication information that you created previously.


Click Next.


Click Install.


When the installation finishes, deselect Guide me through the initial configuration and click Next.