I have put some bullet points together for myself to setup a new Organization with Org VDC. Might be useful to someone else. Nothing advances and if you are a beginner i would probably view another blog or VMware documentation for assistance.
1. Vsphere client:
a. Setup ESXi hosts
b. Setup new Datacenter.
c. Setup new cluster
d. Setup two different vDSs, one for management/vmotion and one for external & VCDNI networks. If setting up VXLAN, I would recommend setting up a separate vDS for this.
e. Create port groups for external networks within 2nd vDS which was configured.
f. IF VXLAN used, prepare the new vDS for VXLAN
g. Create storage profile.
i. Create Storage capabilities.
ii. Create Storage profile and assign storage capabilities to profile.
iii. Assign Storage capabilities to datastores within created cluster
iv. Make sure to enable the storage profile! (very often overlooked)
2. vCloud director:
a. Create Provider VDC
i. Select previously created cluster
ii. Select storage profile.
iii. Select host to prepare.
b. Setup new Organization
i. Simple setup wizard and very easy to follow and understand
c. Setup network pool for virtual switch.
i. Select network pool type ( I pick network isolation-backed for simplicity)
ii. Specify VLAN and max VCDNI networks.
iii. Select vDS created before.
d. Setup external network and link to port groups created for external networks.
e. Create ORG VDC
i. Select organization
ii. Select Provider VDC
iii. Select allocation model.
iv. Configure model. (for our QA/DEV labs I prefer pay-as-you-go)
v. Allocate storage
vi. Select network pool
vii. Configure Edge Gateway
viii. Select external network
ix. Set IP addresses
x. Sub-allocate IP Pools
xi. Create ORG VDC network
xii. Name ORG