You can add servers to a vCloud Director server group at any time. All servers in a server group must be configured with the same database connection details. To ensure that this requirement is met, use the response file that the first server installation creates to supply this information when you install additional servers.

A copy of the response file created when you installed the first server in this installation must be accessible to any additional servers that you add to the group. See Protecting and Reusing the Response File.


Log in to the target server as root.


Download the installation file to the target server.

If you purchased the software on a CD or other media, copy the installation file to a location that is accessible to all target servers.


Ensure that the installation file is executable.

The installation file requires execute permission. To be sure that it has this permission, open a console, shell, or terminal window and run the following Linux command, where installation-file is the full pathname to the vCloud Director installation file.

chmod u+x installation-file

Run the installation file, supplying the pathname of the response file.

Specify the -r option on the installation command line, and supply the full pathname to the response file as the argument to that option.

installation-file -r path-to-response-file

(Optional) Repeat this procedure for any additional servers to add to this installation.

The installer requests network connection information and sets up network and database connections using the responses from the response file.

After the configuration script finishes and vCloud Director services are running on all servers, you can open the Setup wizard at the URL that appears when the script completes. See vCloud Director Setup.