You power on all of the switches in the dual-rack installation first. Then you power on the primary 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 switches in both racks using the following sequence.
    1. Power on the spine switches.
    2. Power on the ToR switches in both racks.
    3. Power on the management switches in both racks.
  2. Power on all of the primary rack's ESXi hosts in the order of N0, N1, N2, and so on.
  3. 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.

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

    For most of these VMs, you can verify that it is the one in the primary rack's management domain by looking at its Summary tab in the vSphere Web Client and verifying that its DNS name begins with rack-1-.

    • The two Platform Services Controller instances whose DNS names start with rack-1-psc-1 and rack-1-psc-2.

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

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

    • The VM whose name contains ISVM-1

    • The VM whose name contains ISVM-2

    • The VM whose name contains ISVM-3

    • The VM whose name contains LCM_Repository

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

    • The vRealize Log Insight instance whose DNS name starts with rack-1-li-1.

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

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

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

    • The NSX Controller instance whose DNS name starts with rack-1-nsxctlr-3

    • The VM whose name contains LCM_Backup_Repository

Results

Note:

After the VMs for the primary rack's management domain are up, but before the second rack is powered on, the web interfaces to the vCenter Server instance, vRealize Log Insight instance, vRealize Operations Manager instance are partially accessible. They will be fully accessible after you power on the second rack.