After you install and configure the external Platform Services Controller instance for the shared edge and compute cluster, you can now install the vCenter Server appliance and assign a license. 

Procedure

  1. Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.
    1. Browse the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.
    2. Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer application file.
  2. Complete the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard to perform the first stage of the installation.
    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, under External Platform Services Controller, select the vCenter Server (Requires External Platform Services Controller) radio button 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

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    6. In the Certificate Warning dialog, click Yes to accept the host certificate.
    7. On the Select folder page, choose sfo01-m01fd-mgmt and click Next.
    8. On the Select compute resource page, choose the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click Next.
    9. On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      VM name

      sfo01w01vc01

      Root password

      compvc_root_password

      Confirm root password

      compvc_root_password

    10. On the Select deployment size page, select Large vCenter Server, and click Next.
    11. On the Select datastore page, select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 datastore, select the Enable Thin Disk Mode check box, and click Next.
    12. On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Network

      sfo01-m01-vds01-management

      IP version

      IPv4

      IP assignment

      static

      System name

      sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.16.11.64

      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

    13. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.
    14. Once the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to stage two of the installation.
  3. Complete the Install - Stage 2: Set Up vCenter Server Appliance wizard to complete the second stage of the installation.
    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

      Platform Services Controller

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      SSO domain name

      vsphere.local

      SSO password

      sso_password

    4. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.
    5. Click OK on the Warning.
    6. On the Complete page, click Close.