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Pivotal Cloud Foundry v1.7

Installing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on vSphere, vCloud, and vCloud Air

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Note: Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) for vCloud Air and vCloud Director is deprecated and availability is restricted to existing customers. Contact Support for more information.

This guide describes how to install Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) on vSphere, vCloud, and vCloud Air.

If you experience a problem while following the steps below, refer to the Known Issues topics or to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Troubleshooting Guide.

Note: If you are performing an upgrade to PCF 1.7, see Upgrading Pivotal Cloud Foundry for critical upgrade information.

Prerequisites

To install PCF on vSphere, vCloud, and vCloud Air, your IaaS configuration must have the minimum resource requirements and user privileges for a PCF installation. For a full list of requirements, see the Prerequisites to Deploying Operations Manager and Elastic Runtime and Pivotal Cloud Foundry IaaS User Role Guidelines topics.

If you are deploying PCF behind a firewall, see the Preparing Your Firewall for Deploying Pivotal Cloud Foundry topic.

Step 1: Install Ops Manager

Complete the following procedures to install Ops Manager on vSphere:

  1. Deploying Operations Manager to vSphere
  2. Configuring Ops Manager Director for VMware vSphere

Complete the following procedures to install Ops Manager on vCloud and vCloud Air:

  1. Deploying Operations Manager to vCloud Air and vCloud
  2. Configuring Ops Manager Director for vCloud Air and vCloud

Step 2: Install Elastic Runtime

To install Elastic Runtime on vSphere, vCloud, and vCloud Air, perform the procedures in the Configuring Elastic Runtime for vSphere, vCloud, and vCloud Air.

(Optional) Step 3: Install the IPsec Add-on

The PCF IPsec add-on secures network traffic within a PCF deployment and provides internal system protection if a malicious actor breaches your firewall. See the Securing Data in Transit with the IPsec Add-on topic for installation instructions.

Note: You must install the PCF IPsec add-on before installing any other tiles to enable the IPsec functionality. Pivotal recommends installing IPsec immediately after Ops Manager, and before installing the Elastic Runtime tile.

Step 4: Create New User Accounts

Once you have successfully deployed PCF, add users to your account. Refer to the Creating New Elastic Runtime User Accounts topic for more information.

Step 5: Target Elastic Runtime

The next step is to use the cf CLI tool to target your Elastic Runtime installation. Make sure that you have installed the cf CLI tool. Refer to the PCF documentation for more information about using the cf command line tool.

Note: In Ops Manager, refer to Elastic Runtime > Credentials for the UAA admin name and password. You can also use the user that you created in Apps Manager, or create another user with the create-user command.

Additional Configuration

See the following topics for additional vSphere configuration information:

For more information about using availability zones in vSphere, vCloud, or vCloud Air, see the Understanding Availability Zones in VMware Installations topic.

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