Perform the tasks below to create tenant appliances.

Procedure

  1. In Service Center, select tenants > register a tenant.

    The Register a tenant page displays.

  2. On the General Info tab, the only required fields are the Tenant Name, Administrator Name, and Database Password. Enter this information and any of the non-required field data that you want to maintain.
  3. On the Networks tab, next to the data center drop-down, click Add and enter values for the fields listed in the table below (for both primary and secondary).

    The default networking option is to use VLANs mapped to virtual networks on each of the vSphere hosts. When using vCenter there is an option of using distributed virtual switches (DVS). This is an install time decision and cannot be changed after the tenant has been installed.

    Field

    Sample Value

    Notes

    Network ID

    115

    VLAN ID, VXLAN ID, or DVPG Name

    Network ID Type

    VLAN

    VLAN, VXLAN, or DVS

    Network Label

    My Network

    Free Form Text Field

    Gateway

    172.16.115.1

    DNS Name

    172.16.115.2

    Directory Name server

    Subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

  4. On the Custom Fields tab, enter any site-specific information you want to maintain. These are free-form text fields with no data validation.
  5. After entering your information on the General Info, Networks, and Custom Fields tabs, select Save and Create Appliances. 
  6. Enter values for the fields listed in the table below (primary and secondary).

    Field

    Sample Value

    Notes

    Primary Name

    TenantNode1

    User-friendly name

    Primary IP

    Secondary Name

    TenantNode2

    User-friendly name

    Secondary IP

    Floating IP Address

    Start Date/Time

  7. Wait for the system to spawn your tenant appliances (time will vary depending on infrastructure). To check the status of a reservation, select appliances > reservations.
  8. Verify that the appliances were created.