After you deploy the virtual appliance for vSphere Data Protection on the management cluster in Region A, complete the initial configuration of vSphere Data Protection.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Data Protection Configuration Utility.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vdp01.sfo01.rainpole.local:8543/vdp-configure.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vdp_default_root_password

    The vSphere Data Protection configuration wizard appears. 

  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. On the Network Settings page, verify that the network settings are populated correctly and click Next
  4. On the Time Zone page, select the UTC time zone and click Next.
  5. On the VDP Credentials page, enter and confirm a new password for the root Linux appliance user, and click Next

    The password must satisfy the following requirements:

    • If all four character classes are used, the password must be at least 6 characters. 

    • If three character classes are used, the password must be at least 7 characters.

    • If one or two character classes are used, the password must be at least 8 characters.

    • The four-character classes are as follows:

      • Upper case letters A-Z

      • Lower case letters a-z

      • Numbers 0-9

      • Special characters (for example: ~!@#,.) 

  6. On the vCenter Registration page, configure the settings for registration with the Management vCenter Server.
    1. Enter the settings for connection to the Management vCenter Server.

      vCenter Server Setting

      Value

      vCenter username

      rainpole.local\svc-vdp

      vCenter password

      svc-vdp_password

      vCenter FQDN or IP

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      vCenter HTTP port

      80

      vCenter HTTPS port

      443

      Verify vCenter certificate

      Deselected

      Use vCenter for SSO authentication

      Deselected

      SSO FQDN or IP

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      SSO port

      443

    2. Click Test Connection, and in the success message box, click OK.
    3. On the vCenter Registration page, click Next
  7. On the Create Storage page, select Create new storage, in the Capacity text box, enter 4 TiB and click Next.
  8. On the Device Allocation page, from the Provision drop-down menu, select Thin and click Next.
  9. On the CPU and Memory page, leave the default settings and click Next.
  10. On the Product Improvement page, select Enable Customer Experience Improvement Program and click Next.
  11. On the Ready to Complete page, select the Run performance analysis on storage configuration and Restart the appliance if successful check boxes, and click Next.
  12. In the Warning message box about storage configuration, click Yes.

    vSphere Data Protection setup starts configuring data disks. 

  13. After disk configuration is complete, click OK in the Note dialog box. The appliance will automatically restart.
  14. Verify that the vSphere Data Protection is accessible in the vSphere Web Client after you complete the initial configuration of vSphere Data Protection.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admininistrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    3. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, verify that the VDP icon is available and that you can connect to the appliance.