The Platform Services Controller contains common infrastructure services such as vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO), VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA), licensing, and server reservation and registration services.

About this task

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Windows host that has access to your data center as an administrator.
  2. Start the vCenter Server Appliance Installer wizard.
    1. Browse to the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.
    2. Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer.exe application file.
  3. Complete Stage 1 of the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.
    1. Click Install to start the installation.
    2. Click Next on the Introduction page.
    3. On the End User License Agreement page, select the I accept the terms of the license agreement check box, and click Next.
    4. On the Select deployment type page, click Platform Services Controller and click Next.
    5. On the Appliance deployment target page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      ESXi host or vCenter Server name

      sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      User name

      root

      Password

      esxi_root_user_password

    6. In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes to accept the host certificate.
    7. On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      VM name

      sfo01w01psc01

      Root password

      psc_root_password

      Confirm root password

      psc_root_password

    8. On the Select datastore page, select Install on a new Virtual SAN datastore on the target host, and click Next.
    9. Confirm at least one Cache tier and two Capacity tier disks have been claimed, select Enable Thin Disk Mode, and click Next.
    10. On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Network

      VM Network

      IP version

      IPv4

      IP assignment

      static

      System name

      sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.16.11.63

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      255.255.255.0

      Default gateway

      172.16.11.253

      DNS servers

      172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

    11. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.
    12. When the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to second stage of the installation, setting up the Platform Services Controller Appliance.
  4. Complete Stage 2 of the Set Up Platform Services Controller Appliance wizard.
    1. Click Next on the Introduction page.
    2. On the Appliance configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Time synchronization mode

      Synchronize time with NTP servers

      NTP servers (comma-separated list)

      ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

      SSH access

      Enabled

    3. On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      SSO configuration

      Create a new SSO domain

      SSO domain name

      vsphere.local

      SSO password

      sso_password

      Confirm password

      sso_password

      Site name

      SFO01

    4. On the Configure CEIP page, verify that the Join the VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) check box is checked and click Next.
    5. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish to complete the setup.
    6. Click OK on the Warning dialog box.