You must verify that you have the roles and credentials to install vCloud Automation Center components.

If you plan to use a vSphere endpoint, you need a domain or local account that has the appropriate level of access configured in vCenter.

To deploy the Identity Appliance and the vCloud Automation Center Appliance, you must have administrator privileges on the deployment platform (for example, vSphere administrator credentials).

During the deployment process, you specify the passwords for the virtual appliance administrator accounts and the system administrator account. These accounts provide access to the Identity Appliance and vCloud Automation Center Appliance management consoles where you configure and administer the virtual appliances.

Before installing IaaS components, add the user under which you plan to execute the IaaS installation programs to the Administrator group on the installation host.

You can create the database using the installation wizard or create it manually by running the provided scripts. If you use the complete install option to create a minimal installation, you must create the database using the installer.

When you use the IaaS installer to create or populate the IaaS database the following requirements apply:

If you use the installer to create the database and select Use Windows Authentication, the credentials under which you executed the installer must have the sysadmin role in SQL Server to create and alter the size of the database.

If you use the installer to create the database and do not select Use Windows Authentication, you must provide SQL credentials with the sysadmin role. If you do not use Windows authentication, the credentials you provide are used only for database creation (not for run-time access after initial creation).

If you use the installer to populate a pre-created database, the user credentials you provide (either the current Windows user or the specified SQL user) needs only dbo privileges for the IaaS database.

IaaS installs several Windows services that share a single service user.

The following requirements apply to the service user for IaaS services:

The user must be a domain user.

The user must have local Administrator privileges on all hosts on which the Manager Service or Web site component is installed.

The user must have dbo privileges for the IaaS database. If you use the installer to create the database, ensure that the service user login is added to SQL Server prior to running the installer. The installer grants the service user dbo privileges after creating the database

The account under which the installer is running should have the sysadmin role enabled under MSSQL.

Always specify the Model Manager server name by using a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Do not use an IP address to specify the server.