Install and configure the ESXi hosts for the management cluster and the shared edge and compute cluster by using the same process.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure that you have a Windows host that has access to your data center. You use this host to connect to your hosts and perform configuration steps.
  • Ensure that routing is in place between the two regional management networks 172.16.11.0/24 and 172.17.11.0/24 as it is necessary to join the common SSO domain.

You must also prepare the installation files.

  • Download the ESXi ISO installer.
  • Create a bootable USB drive that contains the ESXi Installation. See "Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade" in vSphere Installation and Setup.

IP Addresses, Hostnames, and Network Configuration

The following values are required to configure your hosts.

Table 1. Management Cluster Hosts
FQDN IP VLAN ID  Default Gateway NTP Server
lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.11.101 1711 172.17.11.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01m01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.11.102 1711 172.17.11.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01m01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.11.103 1711 172.17.11.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01m01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.11.104 1711 172.17.11.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
Table 2. Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Hosts
FQDN IP VLAN ID Default Gateway  NTP Server
lax01w01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.31.101 1731 172.17.31.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01w01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.31.102 1731 172.17.31.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01w01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.31.103 1731 172.17.31.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
lax01w01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local 172.17.31.104 1731 172.17.31.253
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local