Two external Platform Services Controller instances must be deployed in Region A. One will be associated with the management cluster, and one will be associated with the shared edge and compute cluster, but they will both belong to the same SSO domain for Identity Management. Work through this procedure twice, using the vCenter Server appliance ISO file and the customized data for each instance. 

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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

      FQDN or IP Address

      sfo01m01esx01.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

      Management Value

      Edge/Compute Value

      VM name

      sfo01m01psc01

      sfo01w01psc01

      Root password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

      comppsc_root_password

      Confirm root password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

      comppsc_root_password

    8. On the Select datastore page, perform the following steps, and click Next.

      Setting

      Management Value

      Edge/Compute Value

      Select datastore

      Select Install on a new Virtual SAN datastore on the target host and click Next

      Select the existing vSAN datastore

      Confirm at least one Cache tier and two Capacity tier disks have been claimed

      Select Enable Thin Disk Mode

      Select Enable Thin Disk Mode

    9. On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Management Value

      Edge/Compute Value

      Network

      VM Network

      VM Network

      IP version

      IPv4

      IPv4

      IP assignment

      static

      static

      System name

      sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.16.11.61

      172.16.11.63

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      255.255.255.0

      255.255.255.0

      Default gateway

      172.16.11.253

      172.16.11.253

      DNS servers

      172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

      172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

    10. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.
    11. 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

      Management Value

      Edge/Compute Value

      SSO configuration

      Create a new SSO domain

      Join an existing SSO domain

      Platform Services Controller

      N/A

      sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      N/A

      443

      SSO domain name

      vsphere.local

      vsphere.local

      SSO password

      sso_password

      sso_password

      Confirm password

      sso_password

      N/A

      Site name

      sfo01

      N/A

    4. On the SSO Site Name page, select Join an existing site radio button, choose sfo01 from the SSO site name drop-down menu, and click Next. This page will only appear during the deployment of the second Platform Services Controller. It will not occur during the initial deployment.
    5. On the Configure CEIP page, verify that the Join the VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) check box is checked and click Next.
    6. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish to complete the setup.
    7. Click OK on the Warning.
    8. When the installation completes click, Close.
  5. Repeat this procedure for each platform services controller, using the respective values for each.

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