After powering off the secondary rack, you power down the primary rack's management domain's virtual machines in a specific sequence, and then the rack's ESXi hosts.

Before you begin

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


  1. Launch the vSphere Web Client to the vCenter Server instance for the primary rack's management domain.
    1. In the SDDC Manager client, open the domain details for the primary rack's management domain.
    2. Click the launch link (Launch link icon that indicates a link in the EVO SDDC Manager UI launches another web UI) for the vCenter Server instance that is displayed in the domain details window for that management domain.

      A new browser tab opens and displays the vSphere Web Client.

  2. In the vSphere Web Client, locate the VMs for the primary rack's management domain.
    1. Navigate to the Hosts and Clusters view.
    2. In the left hand navigation for the Hosts and Clusters view, expand the cluster that has the name beginning with rack-1-vc-1 until you see that cluster's VMs.
  3. Power off these VMs in that cluster whose name begins with rack-1-vc-1 in the following sequence, making sure that each VM's console is completely shut down before powering off the next VM.

    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 VM whose name contains LCM_Backup_Repository

    • The three NSX controllers

    • The vRealize Operations Manager instance

    • The vRealize Log Insight instance

    • The NSX Manager instance

    • The VM whose name contains LCM_Repository

    • The SDDC Manager instance for the primary rack's management domain

    • The three ISVM VMs, the ones whose names contain ISVM-1, ISVM-2, ISVM-3.

  4. In the vSphere Web Client, use the virtual machines' Summary tabs to determine on which ESXi hosts the vCenter Server VM and the two Platform Services Controller VMs are running.
    • The vCenter Server instance has the DNS name beginning with rack-1-vc-1.

    • The Platform Services Controller instances have DNS names beginning with rack-1-psc-1 and rack-1-psc-2.

  5. Use the vSphere Web Client to locate the IP address for those ESXi hosts.
  6. To power off the vCenter Server instance, use the vSphere Host Client to log in to the ESXi host on which the instance is running and power it down.
    1. Use IP address of the host on which the vCenter Server instance is running in the browser URL for the VMware Host Client.

      The URL has the form https://esxi-host-ip/ui/.

    2. Log in to the VMware Host Client using the ESXi host's root account credentials.
    3. In the VMware Host Client, navigate to see the vCenter Server instance whose name begins with rack-2-vc-1.
    4. Power off that vCenter Server instance.
    5. If any of the two Platform Service Controller instances is also on this ESXi host, power off that instance.
    6. Log out of the VMware Host Client.
  7. To power off the Platform Service Controller instances, repeat step 6 and its substeps to log in to the hosts on which those instances are running and power the VMs off.
  8. Open the VMware Host Client to the primary rack's N0 ESXi host, using that host's FQDN in the browser: https://rack-1-N0.subdomain.root-domain/ui/, where subdomain and root-domain are the ones for your Cloud Foundation environment.
  9. Log in to the VMware Host Client using the host's root account credentials.
  10. In the VMware Host Client, power off that ESXi host by right-clicking Host and clicking Shut down.
  11. In sequence, repeat steps 8 through 10 to shut down the remaining ESXi hosts in the primary rack: N1, N2, N3, and so on.