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

Procedure

  1. Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.
    1. Browse the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.
    2. Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer application file.
  2. Complete the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard to perform the first stage of the installation.
    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, select lax01-m01fd-mgmt.
    8. On the Select compute resource page, select 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.
    14. When the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to stage 2 of the installation.
  3. Complete the Set Up vCenter Server Appliance wizard to complete the second stage of the installation.
    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, click Finish and click OK on the warning.
    5. On the Complete page, click Close.