After you upgrade vSphere, the virtual machine groups allow you to define the startup order of virtual machines in Region A. Startup orders are used during vSphere HA events such that vSphere HA powers on virtual machines in a defined order.

Create virtual machine groups for the two Platform Services Controller instances and one for the Management vCenter Server, and include the groups in a startup order rule.

Table 1. VM Groups and Startup Rules for the Management vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Instances

Region

vCenter Server Cluster

VM Group

Group Members

Rule

Region A

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Mgmt01

Platform Services Controllers

mgmt01psc01,comp01psc01

SDDC Management Virtual Machines

vCenter Servers

mgmt01vc01

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.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 Navigator, select Hosts and Clusters and expand the mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Create a virtual machine DRS group for the Platform Services Controller instances.
    1. Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.
    3. On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.
    4. In the Create VM/Host Group dialog box, enter Platform Services Controllers in the Name text box, select VM Group from the Type drop-down menu, and click the Add button.
    5. In the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog box, select mgmt01psc01 and comp01psc01, and click OK.
  4. Create a virtual machine DRS group for the vCenter Server virtual machine.
    1. Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.
    3. On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.
    4. In the Create VM/Host Group dialog, enter vCenter Servers in the Name text box, select VM Group from the Type drop-down menu.
    5. Click the Add button, select mgmt01vc01 in the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog box, and click OK.
    6. Click OK.
  5. Create a DRS rule to power on the Platform Services Controller instances first and then the Management vCenter Server.
    1. Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. On the Configure page, click VM/Host Rules.
    3. On the VM/Host Rules page, click the Add button.
    4. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      SDDC Management Virtual Machines

      Enable rule

      Selected

      Type

      Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines

      First restart VMs in VM group

      Platform Services Controllers

      Then restart VMs in VM group

      vCenter Servers