After you deploy the Compute vCenter Server, you must create and configure the shared edge and compute cluster.

About this task

To create and configure the shared edge and compute cluster you perform the following procedures:

  • Create the cluster.

  • Configure DRS.

  • Add the hosts to the cluster.

  • Add the hosts to the active directory domain.

  • Create resource pools.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute 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. Create a data center object.
    1. In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Right-click the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local instance, and select New Datacenter.
    3. In the New Datacenter dialog, enter sfo01-w01dc,  and click OK.
  3. Create the shared edge and compute cluster. 
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w01dc datacenter and click New Cluster.
    2. In the New Cluster wizard, enter the following values and click OK

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      sfo01-w01-comp01

      DRS

      Turn ON

      Selected

      Other DRS options

      Default values

      vSphere HA

      Turn ON

      Deselected

      EVC

      Set EVC mode to the lowest available setting supported for the hosts in the cluster

      vSAN

      Turn ON

      Deselected

  4. Add a host to the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w01-comp01 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, 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 to add the remaining hosts 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, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Domain

      sfo01.rainpole.local

      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. Configure resource pools for the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w01-comp01 cluster and select New Resource Pool.
    2. In the New Resource Pool dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.

      Setting

      Resource Pool 1

      Resource Pool 2

      Resource Pool 3

      Name

      sfo01-w01rp-sddc-edge

      sfo01-w01rp-user-edge

      sfo01-w01rp-user-vm

      CPU-Shares

      High

      Normal

      Normal

      CPU-Reservation

      0

      0

      0

      CPU-Reservation Type

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      CPU-Limit

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Memory-Shares

      Normal

      Normal

      Normal

      Memory-Reservation

      16 GB

      0

      0

      Memory-Reservation type

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Expandable selected

      Memory-Limit

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

      Unlimited

  9. Repeat the previous step to add two more additional resource pools.