Configure the vSphere cluster for the consolidated SDDC.

About this task

To configure the vSphere cluster, you complete the following configuration tasks:

  • Enable DRS.

  • Enable EVC.

  • Add the hosts to the cluster.

  • Add a host to the active directory domain.

  • Rename the vSAN datastore.

  • Create, configure, and populate resource pools.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Enable vSphere DRS.
    1. Expand the sfo01-w01dc Datacenter object.
    2. Click the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster object then click the Configure tab.
    3. Select the vSphere DRS page, and click Edit.
    4. Select the Turn On vSphere DRS checkbox then click OK.
  3. Enable VMware EVC.
    1. Select the VMware EVC page, and click Edit.
    2. Set EVC mode to the highest available setting supported for the hosts in the cluster, and click OK.
  4. Add a host to the cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster, and click Add Host.
    2. On the Name and location page, enter sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local in the Host name or IP address text box and click Next.
    3. On the Connection settings page, enter the following credentials and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      esxi_root_user_password

    4. In the Security Alert dialog box, click Yes.
    5. On the Host summary page, review the host information and click Next.
    6. On the Assign license page, select the ESXi license key that you entered during the vCenter Server deployment and click Next.
    7. On the Lockdown Mode page, click Next.
    8. On the Resource pool page, click Next.
    9. On the Ready to complete page, review your entries and click Finish.
  5. Repeat the previous step for the three remaining hosts to add them to the cluster.

    Setting

    Value

    Host 2

    sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Host 3

    sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Host 4

    sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

  6. Add an ESXi host to the active directory domain.
    1. In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select the sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    3. Click the Configure tab.
    4. Under System, select Authentication Services.
    5. In the Authentication Services panel, click the Join Domain button.
    6. In the Join Domain dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Domain

      sfo01.rainpole.local

      Using credentials

      Selected

      User name

      ad_admin_acct@sfo01.rainpole.local

      Password

      ad_admin_password

  7. Set the Active Directory Service to Start and stop with host.
    1. In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select the sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    3. Click the Configure tab.
    4. Under System, select Security Profile.
    5. Click the Edit button next to Services.
    6. Select the Active Directory service and change the Startup Policy to Start and stop with host and click OK.
  8. Rename the vSAN datastore.
    1. Select the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster.
    2. Click the Datastores tab.
    3. Select vsanDatastore, and select Actions > Rename..
    4. In the Datastore - Rename dialog box, enter sfo01-w01-vsan01 as the datastore name, and click OK.
  9. Configure resource pools for the consolidated cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster and select New Resource Pool.
    2. In the New Resource Pool dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.
    3. Repeat for each of the resource pools needed.

      Setting

      Resource Pool 1

      Resource Pool 2

      Resource Pool 3

      Resource Pool 4

      Name

      sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt

      sfo01-w01rp-sddc-edge

      sfo01-w01rp-user-edge

      sfo01-w01rp-user-vm

      CPU-Shares

      High

      High

      Normal

      Normal

      CPU-Reservation

      0

      0

      0

      0

      CPU-Reservation Type

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      CPU-Limit

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Memory-Shares

      Normal

      Normal

      Normal

      Normal

      Memory-Reservation

      146 GB

      17 GB

      0

      0

      Memory-Reservation Type

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Memory-Limit

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

  10. Move the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller to the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool.
    1. In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select sfo01w01vc01 and drag it to the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool.
    3. Select sfo01w01psc01 and drag it to the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool.