You deploy the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance on top of an existing VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center deployment. As part of appliance deployment, you specify storage, networking, and other appliance attributes.

Prerequisites

Complete deployment of the foundation SDDC components of before you start appliance deployment. The names of vCenter Server nodes, storage, and so on that are used in this guide expect a VMware Validated Design deployment.

Note:

This guide refers to vCenter Server nodes, storage, and so on based on the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center

See Virtual Infrastructure Deployment in Deployment for Region A document at http://pubs.vmware.com/vmware-validated-design-41/topic/com.vmware.vvd.sddc-deploya.doc/GUID-657DB777-D919-4C23-BA5E-B98D8A91CA8B.html.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    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

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vRealize Life Cycle Manager OVA file, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following information, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01m01vrlcm01

    Select a folder or datacenter

    sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

  6. On the Select a resource page, select sfo01-m01-mgmt01, and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and then click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, read and accept the end user license agreements and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the datastore.
    1. Select Thin Provision from the Select virtual disk format drop-down menu.
    2. Select vSAN Default Storage Policy from the VM storage policy drop-down menu.
    3. From the datastore table, select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 vSAN datastore and click Next.
  10. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group sfo01-m01-vds01-management from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, configure the following values and click Next.

    Option

    Value

    Hostname

    sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local

    Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

    Common Name

    sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local

    Country Code

    US

    Organization Name

    Rainpole

    Organization Unit

    Rainpole

    Default Gateway

    172.16.11.253

    Domain Name

    rainpole.local

    Domain Name Servers

    172.16.11.4,172.16.11.5

    Domain Name Path

    rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    172.16.11.85

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  12. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish and wait for deployment to complete.
  13. From the Home menu:
    1. Select Hosts and Clusters .
    2. Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    3. Select the sfo01m01vrlcm01 VM and click Power on.
  14. Open a web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vrlcm01.rainpole.local/vrlcm.
  15. Log in using the following credentials.

    Setting

    Value

    User name

    admin@localhost

    Password (default)

    vmware

  16. On Choose a new LCM Appliance Password page, enter a new password, click Update Password, and close the Welcome dialog box.
    Note:

    In the first login, you must change the default appliance password before proceeding.

    The password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one lowercase, uppercase, numeric, and special character.

  17. On the Navigator pane, click Settings.
  18. Under Settings, click Common Configuration, enter the following values.

    Option

    Value

    Root Password

    vrlcm_root_password

    Confirm Root Password

    vrlcm_root_password

    Admin Password

    vrlcm_admin_password

    Confirm Admin Password

    vrlcm_admin_password

    SSH User Password

    vrlcm_ssh_password

    Confirm SSH User Password

    vrlcm_ssh_password

    Configuration Drift Interval

    24 (default)

    SSH Service Enabled

    Selected

    Join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

    Figure 1. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Settings




  19. Click the Generate Certificates tab, enter the following values, click Generate Certificate, and click Save.

    Option

    Value

    Enter Organization

    Rainpole

    Enter Organizational Unit

    Rainpole

    Enter Domain Name

    *.rainpole.local

    Enter locality

    SFO

    Enter state

    CA

    Enter Country Code

    US

    Enter Passphrase

    vrlcm_certificate_passphrase

  20. Click admin@localhost at the top right and click Logout.