You can now install the vCenter Server appliance for the management applications and configure licensing and security.  

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.
    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, under External Platform Services Controller, 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 lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local
      HTTPS port 443
      User name root
      Password esxi_root_user_password
    6. In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes to accept the host certificate.
    7. On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings, and click Next.
      Setting Value
      Appliance name lax01m01vc01
      OS password mgmtvc_root_password
      Confirm OS password mgmtvc_root_password
    8. On the Select deployment size page, select Small vCenter Server and click Next.
    9. On the Select datastore page, select the vsanDatastore datastore, select the Enable Thin Disk Mode check box, enter lax01-m01dc for the Datacenter Name, lax01-m01-mgmt01 for the Cluster Name and click Next.
    10. On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.
      Setting Value
      Network VM Network
      IP version IPv4
      IP assignment static
      System name lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
      IP address 172.17.11.62
      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
    11. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.
    12. When 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,ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
      SSH access Enabled
    3. On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.
      Setting Value
      Embedded or External Platform Services Controller lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
      HTTPS port 443
      Single Sign-On domain name vsphere.local
      Single Sign-On password sso_password
    4. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.
    5. Click OK on the Warning dialog box.
    6. Once the setup completes, click Close to shut down the wizard.
  4. Assign a license for this vCenter Server instance.
    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
    3. Click the Home icon above the Navigator and select the Administration menu item.
    4. On the Administration page, click Licenses and click the Assets tab.
    5. Select the vCenter Server instance lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local and click the Assign License icon.
    6. Select the vCenter Server license that you entered earlier and click OK.