Power on the first rack.

About this task


Do not connect the rack to your corporate network till after the bring-up process is complete.


  1. Connect the rack's power inlets to your power source.
  2. Connect port 48 of the first rack's management switch to the laptop from where you will run the bring-up process.
  3. Configure the laptop NIC to tag VLAN traffic.
  4. Create a trunked interface on the laptop.
    1. Assign the IP address/subnet mask to the untagged interface. The untagged interface will allow private network access to Cloud Foundation hardware and Software components
    2. Tag interface 2 with the management VLAN ID (refer to the table where you had noted these details) and assign an IP address/subnet mask from the upper end of the management network IP address pool used for management workload domains.

      This interface will allow for hardware access to the system if there is an uplink mis-configuration and the system is unreachable from the upstream customer network.

What to do next

  1. Ping the SDDC Manager Controller VM VM at If you are unable to ping the VM, contact VMware support.

  2. Open the browser on the laptop and navigate to If the browser does not display the setup wizard, the SDDC Manager VMs might not be powered on. Verify whether they are running and, if not, power them on as described in Manually Power On SDDC Manager VMs When Setting Up Your Cloud Foundation System.

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