About this task


  1. Connect the rack's power inlets to your power source.
  2. Connect port 48 of rack 1's management switch to a laptop that has a standard web browser installed, from where you will run the setup wizard.
  3. Configure the NIC on the laptop to tag VLAN traffic.
  4. Create two interfaces on the laptop - say interfaces 1 and 2.
    1. Leave interface 1 untagged and assign the IP address/subnet mask to it.

      Interface 1 will allow OOB access to all Cloud Foundation hardware and software components.

    2. Tag interface 2 with the management VLAN and assign an unused IP address/subnet mask from the management network IPaddress pool used for management workload domains.

      Interface 2 will allow for OOB access if there is an uplink mis-configuration and the system is unreachable from the upstream customer network.

  5. Install a vSphere client application on the jump host.

    Your Cloud Foundation system arrives with virtual machines pre-installed on ESX host in the rack. If any of those virtual machines do not power on when you power on the servers in a rack, you can use the vSphere Client application to connect to and manually power on the virtual machine.

What to do next

  1. Ping host 0 at If you are unable to ping host 0, contact VMware support.

  2. Open a supported browser on the jump host and navigate to For a list of the supported browser versions, see the product Cloud Foundation Release Notes. If the browser does not display the setup wizard, the required virtual machines might not be powered on. Verify whether the required virtual machines are running and, if not, power them on as described in Manually Power On SDDC Manager VM When Setting Up Your Cloud Foundation System.

Continue with the steps in Initiate the Cloud Foundation Bring-Up Process on Rack 1.