Install and configure the ESXi hosts for the management cluster and the shared edge and compute cluster by using the same process.

Before you start:

  • Make sure that you have a Windows host that has access to your data center. You use this host to connect to your hosts and perform configuration steps.

  • Ensure that routing is in place between the two regional management networks 172.16.11.0/24 and 172.17.11.0/24 as this will be needed to join the common SSO domain.

You must also prepare the installation files.

  • Download the ESXi ISO installer.

  • Create a bootable USB drive that contains the ESXi Installation. See "Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade" in vSphere Installation and Setup.

IP Addresses, Hostnames, and Network Configuration

The following tables contain all the values needed to configure your hosts.

Table 1. Management Cluster Hosts in Region A

FQDN

IP

Management VLAN

 Default Gateway

NTP Server

sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.101

1611

172.16.11.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01m01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.102

1611

172.16.11.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01m01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.103

1611

172.16.11.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01m01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.104

1611

172.16.11.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Table 2. Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Hosts in Region A

FQDN

IP

Management VLAN

Default Gateway 

NTP Server

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.101

1631

172.16.31.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.102

1631

172.16.31.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.103

1631

172.16.31.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.104

1631

172.16.31.253

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local