Deploy vSphere Data Protection as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster object.

    Inventory Object

    Value

    vCenter Server

    mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    LAX01

    Cluster

    LAX01-Mgmt01

  3. Right-click the LAX01-Mgmt01 object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vSphere Data Protection OVA file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    mgmt01vdp51

    vCenter Server

    mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    LAX01

  6. On the Select a resource page, click the Browse tab, select the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster, and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreement and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the NFS datastore that is provisioned for vSphere Data Protection, configure storage settings, and click Next.  

    Setting

    Value

    Datastore

    LAX01A-NFS01-VDP01

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM storage policy

    None





  10. On the Select networks page, select the vDS-Mgmt-Management distributed port group from the Isolated Network drop-down menu, select IPv4 from the IP protocol drop-down menu and click Next.




  11. On the Customize template page, enter the networking settings for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

    IPv4 Setting

    Value

    Default gateway

    172.17.11.253

    DNS server

    172.17.11.5, 172.17.11.4

    Static IPv4 address

    172.17.11.81

    Subnet mask

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, verify that the settings are correct and click Finish.
  13. After the virtual appliance is deployed, right-click the virtual appliance object in the vSphere Web Client and select Power > Power On.