After you deploy the appliances for vCloud Automation Center, you can set up a load balancer to distribute traffic among multiple instances of the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.

The following list presents an overview of the general steps required to configure a load balancer for vCloud Automation Center traffic:

1

Install your load balancer.

2

Enable session affinity, also known as sticky sessions.

3

Import a certificate to your load balancer. For information about trust relationships and certificates, see Certificate Trust Requirements in a Distributed Deployment. For information about extracting certificates, see Extracting Certificates and Private Keys

4

Configure the load balancer for vCloud Automation Center Appliance traffic.

5

Configure the load balancer to forward port 5480.

6

Configure the appliances for vCloud Automation Center. See Configuring Appliances for vCloud Automation Center.

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/.