Before you deploy the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter Server in Region B, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment.

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the shared edge and compute networks are available for the SDDC deployment.

Verify that you have configured the Platform Services Controller load balancer and the management vCenter Server. Allocate one static IP address and an FQDN for the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter Server.

Table 1. Network Names for SDDC Components
vCenter Server Network
vCenter Server lax01-m01-vds01-management
Table 2. IP Addresses and Host Names for the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controllers in Region B
Role IP Address FQDN
Platform Services Controller load balancer VIP address 172.17.11.71 lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
Compute vCenter Server 172.17.11.64 lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
Default gateway 172.17.11.253 -
DNS server
  • 172.17.11.5
  • 172.17.11.4
-
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 -
NTP servers
  • 172.17.11.251
  • 172.17.11.252
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for the deployment of the vCenter Server.

Prerequisite Value
Storage
  • Virtual disk provisioning.
    • Thin
  • Required storage per vCenter Server
    • Initial storage for the vCenter Server: 600 GB
Software Features
  • Verify that management vCenter Server is operational.
  • Verify that the PSC Load Balancer is configured.
Installation Package
  • Download the .iso file for the vCenter Server .
License
  • Verify that you have obtained vCloud Suite license with a quantity that satisfies the requirements of this design.
Active Directory
  • Verify that you have a parent active directory with the SDDC user roles configured for the rainpole.local domain.
Certificate Authority
  • Configure the root Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment.
  • Download the CertGenVVD tool and generate the signed certificate for the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter Server. See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation