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.

1

If Auto Deploy is running on the vCenter Server Appliance, stop the built-in Auto Deploy server and unregister Auto Deploy from the Linux command prompt.

service vmware-rbd-watchdog stop
autodeploy-register --unregister -a localhost -l

If you never started Auto Deploy on the appliance, this step is not necessary.

By default, the Auto Deploy daemon is not running.

2

The next step depends on whether you want to confirm the vCenter Server thumbprint while registering.

Register and pass in a thumbprint that you created earlier as part of the registration.

autodeploy-register --register -a vcenter-ip -u username -w password -R -T thumbprint

Register without using a thumbprint.

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

3

Restart the Auto Deploy daemon

service vmware-rbd-watchdog restart