Before starting the installation you should login to the server using the account that you have setup with permissions to your SQL database server. If you are using a local SQL Express instance you can login with an account that has permission to the local SQL Express. The account should be a domain account in the domain that you joined the server to. If you intend to use the same account as the service account for the installation make sure the account has the “Run as Service” privilege on the local server. If you haven’t already done so you should read “VMware Cloud Automation Center – What to know before you install.“
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The vCAC 5.1 Manager Installation includes a few components you should be familiar with. The components are:
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Many of you are already aware that in July 2012 VMware acquired DynamicOps for it’s Cloud Automation Center product. Since that time VMware released a new version vCAC 5.1 which introduced support for VMware Cloud Director and VMware vCenter Orchestrator. In November of 2012 VMware also released the vCloud Suit line-up. The vCloud suits seem to be very effective for a lot of customers allowing to gain access to more products for a lesser price than buying them individually. Why am I telling you all of this, simple. vCAC is bundled with the enterprise version of the vCloud Suit. A lot of you may have purchased the vCloud Suit Enterprise and already own this awesome product and not even realize it. In either case regardless of if you own it and want to learn or are interested in downloading the trial to give it a spin I’m preparing to publish a full series on how to get started with vCloud Automation Center.
Over the next few weeks I will be publishing many articles about vCAC including:
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