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Cloud Howto

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1. How to create your first vApp

You will be presented with the home screen. To get started we will build a new vApp. When you create a new vApp, you must provide some basic information.

1. From the home screen click

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Build New vApp button.

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2. Type a name and optional description.

3. Select a runtime and storage lease and click Next.

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4. To add a new virtual machine, click

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5. Provide the required information about the virtual machine, and click OK.

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6. In the "Configure Virtual Machines" window enter or edit names for the Virtual Machine. Enter a name for the Virtual Machine as it will be shown in My Cloud (Full Name) and host name (Computer Name).

7. Pick a network from the "Network" drop down box. There should be one external and one internal network available, named yourorgname_Ext_Org_Net and yourorgname_Int_Org_Net respectively.

8. Choose a method of IP address assignment from the "IP Assignment" drop-down list. Unless there is a requirement to enter a specific address, leave the default selection as Static –IP Pool (which means that an address will be assigned from a pre-configured pool that’s been assigned to your data center), and click Next.

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9. In the "Configure Networking" window, select always use assigned IP addresses until this vApp or associated networks are deleted. Click Next.

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10. Review the settings on the "Ready to Complete" page and click Finish.

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11. Select My Cloud.

12. In the left pane click VMs.

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13. In the right pane, select a virtual machine, right-click, and select Insert CD/DVD from Catalog.

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14. Select a media file and click Insert.

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15. Click the

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icon to power on the virtual machine.

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16. In the right pane, right-click the virtual machine and select the Popout Console option. This will enable you to access the console of the virtual machine from within your Web browser.

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17. Popout Console will prompt you to install VMware Remote Console plugin. Click OK to download in the dialog box that appears.

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18. Double click on vmware-vmrc-win32-x86.exe file to install the plugin

19. Click Next to continue.

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20. Choose the browsers for which you want to install and click Next.

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21. Click Finish.

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22. Install the operating system of your choice.

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23. Once the operating system has been installed then, from the right pane, select the virtual machine, right-click, and select Install VMware Tools.

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3. Further reading

You can read more about the private cloud using the links below: