A system administrator downloads the installer from the vCloud Automation Center Appliance and runs the installation wizard.

If you see certificate warnings during this process, continue past them to finish the installation.

See Certificates to help you select a certificate.

Configure the Identity Appliance.

Configure the Primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance and, optionally, Join a vCloud Automation Center Appliance to a Cluster.

Verify that your installation servers meet the requirements described in IaaS (Windows Server) Requirements.

Verify that you imported a certificate to IIS and that the certificate root or the certificate authority is in the trusted root on the installation machine.

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


(Optional) Activate HTTP if you are installing on a Windows 2012 machine.


Select Features > Add Features from Server Manager.


Expand WCF Services under .NET Framework 4.5.1 Features.


Select HTTP Activation.


Open a browser. Navigate to a load balancer or to the primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance.

For a load balancer, use the FQDN. The load balancer must be configured for port 5480. Disable this port after installation.

For the primary vCloud Automation Center Appliance, use an address of the form https://vcac-va-hostname.domain.name.


Click vCloud Automation Center Installer IaaS installation page.


Click IaaS Installer.


When prompted, save the installer file (setup__vcac-va-hostname.domain.name@5480.exe) to the desktop.

Do not change the file name. It is used to connect the installation to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.


Copy the installer file to each machine on which you are installing components.

Install an IaaS database, see Choosing an IaaS Database Scenario.