A system administrator can deploy vCloud Automation Center in a distributed configuration, providing failover protection and high-availability through redundancy.

Note

High-availability and failover protection for the Identity Appliance is handled outside of vCloud Automation Center Appliance. Use a vSphere HA-enabled cluster to protect the virtual appliance. For more information, see the vSphere documentation center.

The Distributed Deployment Checklist provides a high-level overview of the steps required to perform a distributed installation.

Distributed Deployment Checklist

Task

Details

Check Box Plan and prepare the installation environment and verify that all installation prerequisites are met.

Preparing for Installation

Check BoxPlan for and obtain your SSL certificates.

Certificate Trust Requirements in a Distributed Deployment

Check Box Deploy the Identity Appliance, the lead vCloud Automation Center Appliance server, the vCloud Automation Center Appliance to use as a standalone PostgreSQL database, and any additional appliances you require for redundancy and high availability.

Deploy Appliances for vCloud Automation Center

Check Box Configure your load balancer to handle vCloud Automation Center appliance traffic.

Configuring Your Load Balancer

Check Box Configure the Identity Appliance, the standalone PostgreSQL database, the lead vCloud Automation Center Appliance server, and any additional appliances you deployed for redundancy and high availability.

Configuring Appliances for vCloud Automation Center

Check Box Configure your load balancer to handle the vCloud Automation Center IaaS component traffic and install vCloud Automation Center IaaS components.

Install the IaaS Components in a Distributed Configuration

Check Box If required, install agents to integrate with external systems.

Installing Agents

Check Box Configure the default tenant and provide the IaaS license.

Post-Installation Tasks