After powering on the primary rack's management domain, you power on the second rack starting with its ESXi hosts, followed by its management domain's virtual machines in a specific sequence.

Before you begin

Verify you have met the prerequisites described in Power Off a Dual-Rack Cloud Foundation Environment and Power It Back On.

Procedure

  1. Power on all of the second rack's ESXi hosts in the order of N0, N1, N2, and so on.
  2. Log in to each of the management domain's four ESXi hosts using the VMware Host Client and the account credentials for the hosts.

    You log in to an ESXi host using the VMware Host Client by pointing a browser to the URL of the form https://host-FQDN/ui/ or https://host-IP-address/ui/, where host-FQDN is the FQDN for the host and host-IP-address is the host's IP address.

  3. For each VM in the following sequence, use the Power on action in the VMware Host Client to power on the VM.
    Note:

    For each VM, you can verify that it is the one in the second rack's management domain by looking at its Summary tab in the vSphere Web Client and verifying that its DNS name begins with rack-2-.

    • The SDDC Manager instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-vrm-1.

    • The vCenter Server instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-vc-1.

    • The vRealize Operations Manager instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-vrops-1.

    • The NSX Manager instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-nsxmanager-1.

    • The NSX Controller instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-nsxctlr-1

    • The NSX Controller instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-nsxctlr-2

    • The NSX Controller instance whose DNS name starts with rack-2-nsxctlr-3

What to do next

After both racks are powered on, power on the virtual machines used for the VI and VDI workload domains. You can see all of those virtual machines by using the vSphere Web Client to log in to the primary rack's management domain's vCenter Server instance.