By default, Auto Deploy on the vCenter Server Appliance is preconfigured to use the vCenter Server system running on the appliance. You can set up Auto Deploy to use a different vCenter Server system.

Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance.

Install a vCenter Server system to use with Auto Deploy.

At the Linux command prompt on the vCenter Server appliance, specify the target vCenter Server system, and provide the user name and password for the vCenter Server system.

autodeploy-register --register -a vcenter-ip -u username -w password