Multiple Cell Architecture

Multiple Cell Architecture Each Cell will have a different role automatically assigned. Multiple cells provide load-balancing. Each vCloud Director cell is automatically assigned a role. When communications requests come into the load balancer requests fall into one of four major categories: •    User Interface (UI). This is the main Web console that administrators and operators…

vCloud Components: vSphere

vCloud Components: vSphere  Use vSphere Web Client for vSphere configuration and preparation. • vCenter Server and vCenter objects: – Data centers, host clusters, resource pools, vSphere distributed switches, storage service levels • ESX/ESXi host configuration: – Virtual switches and networks – Datastores vSphere resources, when attached, are managed by vCloud Director. vCloud infrastructures rely on…

vCloud Components: vCloud Director

vCloud Components: vCloud Director vCloud Director cell: • RunsonRedHatEnterpriseLinux • RunscloudWebserverportalforthevCloudDirectorWebconsole –    Split between consumers (organization portals) and administrators (system) • AccesstovSphereinfrastructurecanbeonaprivatenetworksegmentforsecurity reasons. • Requirements: – – – Runs on a physical or a virtual machine. A virtual machine is preferred. Connects to an LDAP server for user management. Connects to an SMTP server for…

vCloud Director Scaling

vCloud Director Scaling vCloud Director multicell environment: HTTPS load balancer in front of cells   All cells share vCloud Director database.   vCloud Director cells scale horizontally.   NFS server for vSphere vApp file transfer service Recommendation: • All cells are on a single site. • All infrastructure local to site.    Scaling vCloud Director to large environments…