Posts in this series
- vCAC 6.0/6.1 build out to distributed model: Deploy the Identity Appliance
- VCAC 6.0 build-out to distributed model – Part 1: Certificates
- vCAC 6.0 build-out to distributed model – Part 2: vPostgres
- vCAC 6.0 build-out to distributed model – Part 3.1: Configure Load Balancing with vCNS
- vCAC 6.0 build-out to distributed model – Part 3.2: Configure load balancing with NSX
- vCAC 6.0 build-out to distributed model – Part 4: Deploying and clustering a secondary vCAC Appliance
SSO is a fundamental requirement when deploying vCAC, whether for a distributed or simple installation. This walk through goes through the deployment and configuration of the vCAC Identity Appliance, which provides a stand alone SSO instance for vCAC.
Some of the posts in this series are completed with vCAC 6.0.1, others will be with 6.1. Where there are differences I will aim to point them out!
Deploying the OVF
Deploying the OVF is very simple, just run through the wizard:
The appliance will perform a reverse lookup to get it’s hostname – if you have pre-staged a DNS A and PTR record, and have a reservation set for the VM. If you statically assign an IP address, make sure you use the FQDN in the hostname field – not doing so will cause issues with the self-signed certificates and also when you join the Active Directory domain. [Read more…]