You can add capacity to your Cloud Foundation system depending on the power availability in the rack. You can then expand a workload domain to include the additional capacity. When you have a set of 3 hosts, you can create a new dedicated workload domain.


The new host must be physically present at your site before you begin this procedure.


If the host was previously decommissioned, the ESXi password on the host would have been set to D3c0mm1ss10n3d!.


  1. Image the new host and download the inventory file. See Image Individual Server in VIA User's Guide.
  2. Mount the new host in an empty slot on the rack and connect it to the management and ToR switches according to the wire map. See Rack Wiring.
  3. Power on the new host.
  4. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click SETTINGS > Physical Rack Settings.
  5. Click the Add Host tab.
  6. Select the rack to which you want to add the host.
  7. Upload the manifest (inventory) file that you downloaded after the host was imaged.

    After the host is discovered, the Continue button is enabled.

  8. Click Continue.

    The bring-up process is started on the host. If you move to another UI window, you must click Continue for the bring-up process to start. As each task is completed, a green arrow is displayed next to the task.

    After bring-up is completed, a completion message is displayed.

  9. Navigate to Dashboard > Physical Resources > Physical Resources > Rack Details and confirm that the newly added host is displayed here.

    If the host is not visible on the SDDC Manager Dashboard, restart the SDDC Manager health service by running the following API call on the SDDC Manager VM:

    curl -X PUT -d 'restart' http://localhost:8080/vrm-ui/api/1.0/health


The new host is now available for addition to workload domains.