Deploy vSphere Data Protection as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Navigate to the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object.
  3. Right-click the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vSphere Data Protection OVA file on your file system, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    lax01m01vdp01

    vCenter Server

    lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    lax01-m01dc

    Folder

    lax01-m01fd-bcdr

  6. On the Select a resource page, click the Browse tab, select the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Datacenter

    lax01-m01dc

    Cluster

    lax01-m01-mgmt01

  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreement and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the NFS datastore that is provisioned for vSphere Data Protection, configure storage settings, and click Next.  

    Setting

    Value

    Datastore

    lax01-m01-vdp01

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM storage policy

    None

  10. On the Select networks page, select the lax01-m01-vds01-management distributed port group from the Isolated Network drop-down menu, select IPv4 from the IP protocol drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, enter the networking settings for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

    IPv4 Setting

    Value

    DNS

    172.17.11.5,172.16.11.4

    Default Gateway

    172.17.11.253

    Network 1 IP Address

    172.17.11.81

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, verify that the settings are correct and click Finish.
  13. After the virtual appliance is deployed, right-click the virtual appliance object in the vSphere Web Client and select Power > Power On.