You can upgrade from an earlier vCloud Automation Center 6.x version, migrate from vCloud Automation Center version 5.2.1 or 5.2.2, or install vCloud Automation Center for the first time.

Choosing Your Deployment Path

Installation Type

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Upgrade an existing vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1 to vCloud Automation Center 6.1.

Upgrading vCloud Automation Center

Upgrade an existing vCloud Automation Center 6.0 to vCloud Automation Center 6.1.

Upgrading vCloud Automation Center

Migrate data from vCloud Automation Center 5.2.1 or 5.2.2 to vCloud Automation Center 6.1.

Migrating vCloud Automation Center

Install vCloud Automation Center for the first time in a standalone, minimal deployment.

Minimal deployments are typically used in a development environment or as a proof of concept. You deploy a single instance of each virtual appliance and install all IaaS components on a single machine. You can install the databases on the same machine or on a dedicated SQL Server machine.

Minimal Deployment Overview

Install vCloud Automation Center for the first time in a distributed deployment.

You distribute components across multiple servers to provide failover capability and redundancy. A distributed deployment allows you to design the topology best suited to your organization's needs.

Distributed Deployment Overview

For information about scalability and high availability, see VMware vCloud Automation Center Reference Architecture, available as a technical paper from http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/.