You can now install the vCenter Server appliance and add the license. 

Procedure

  1. Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.
    1. Browse to the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.
    2. Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer application file.
  2. Install - Stage 1: Complete 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, 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

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    6. In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes to accept the host certificate.
    7. On the Select folder page choose lax01-m01fd-mgmt.
    8. On the Select compute resource page choose the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
    9. On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Appliance name

      lax01w01vc01

      OS password

      compvc_root_password

      Confirm OS 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 lax01-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

      lax01-m01-vds01-management

      IP version

      IPv4

      IP assignment

      Static

      System name

      lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.17.11.64

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      255.255.255.0

      Default gateway

      172.17.11.253

      DNS servers

      172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

    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 2 of the installation.
  3. Install - Stage 2: Complete the Set Up vCenter Server 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.lax01.rainpole.local

      SSH access

      Enabled

    3. On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Platform Services Controller

      lax01psc01.lax01.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.