Add the additional rack to your Cloud Foundation system.


You must have the manifest file for the rack you are adding.

If you bought an integrated system, the partner must have sent you the manifest file along with the imaged rack. If you imaged the additional rack, you must have downloaded and saved the manifest file after imaging the rack. See VIA Use's Guide.


  1. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click SETTINGS > Physical Rack Settings.
  2. Click the Add Rack tab.

    The Add a Rack wizard appears.

  3. Type a name for the rack. It must be different from the name for the first rack. Each rack in the Cloud Foundation system must have a different name.
  4. Upload the manifest file for the rack.

    The system discovers and updates the inventory tables for the additional rack. The rack ID and component IDs are generated.

  5. Click Continue.

    The system sets the time on each component in the additional rack to match the time on first rack.

  6. Click Continue.

    The system performs Power On System Validation (POSV), where it validates that the right hardware and software is installed on the rack and also validates the health of the installed hardware and software applications.

  7. Click Continue.

    The system reconfigures IP addresses on the non-routable network and the OOB network for all hosts and switches. If this is the second rack in your Cloud Foundation system, the system then configures inter-rack network configurations. Then each component in the rack is assigned a unique password.

    After configuration is complete, the Dashboard button is enabled.

  8. Click Dashboard to proceed to the SDDC Manager dashboard.