[vRA 7 Installation] Part 04: Prepare IaaS Host II

4. February 2016
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[vRA 7 Installation] Part 04: Prepare IaaS Host II

IIS And Time Settings

This article will demonstrate the process of configuring the Internet Information Services concerning authentication.
You will also read about setting up time synchronization, which is a requirement for both the Appliance and the IaaS host.

3. IIS Settings

3.1 Open the Server Manager, select Tools in the top right navigation and open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

3.2 Navigate to Default Web Site and open Authentication in section IIS:
Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

3.3 Disable “Anonymous Authentication” and enable “Windows Authentication”:
IIS Authentication

3.4 Select “Windows Authentication” and click Providers in the right side Actions menu:
IIS Authentication Providers

3.5 Remove Negotiate and NTLM from Enabled Providers and add them again

4. Sync With Time Server

In order to prevent future errors regarding SSL, the time settings of the vRA Appliance and the IaaS host have to be identical. A reliable way to accomplish that is to synchronize with a common time server. In my case, I used our internal DNS server, ADDNS.rbs.local.

4.1 Open the PowerShell console as Administrator and run the following command:

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:fqdn-of-desired-host /update

4.2 Finally, restart the service w32tm by running the following commands successively:

Stop-Service w32time

Start-Service w32time

The next part describes how to install and configure a SQL Server instance.

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