You must now create and configure the management cluster.

This process consists of the following actions:

  • Enable vSphere DRS.
  • Enable Enhanced vMotion Compatibility.
  • Add the hosts to the cluster.
  • Add a host to the active directory domain.
  • Rename the vSAN datastore.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    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
  2. Enable vSphere DRS.
    1. Expand the lax01-m01dc data center object.
    2. Click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster object and click the Configure tab.
    3. Select the vSphere DRS under Services page and click Edit.
    4. Select the Turn On vSphere DRS check box and click OK.
  3. Enable VMware EVC.
    1. Under the Configuration page, select the VMware EVC and click Edit.
    2. Set EVC mode to the highest available baseline that is supported for the lowest CPU architecture on the hosts in the cluster and click OK.
  4. Add additional hosts to the management cluster.
    1. Right-click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click Add Host.
    2. On the Name and location page, enter lax01m01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local in the Host name or IP address text box and click Next.
    3. On the Connection settings page, enter the following credentials and click Next.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password esxi_root_user_password
    4. In the Security Alert dialog box, click Yes.
    5. On the Host summary page, review the host information and click Next.
    6. On the Assign license page, select the ESXi license key that you entered during the vCenter Server deployment and click Next.
    7. On the Lockdown Mode page, click Next.
    8. On the Resource pool page, click Next.
    9. On the Ready to complete page, review your entries and click Finish.
  5. Repeat the previous step for the two remaining hosts to add them to the management cluster.
    Setting Value
    Host 3 lax01m01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local
    Host 4 lax01m01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local
  6. Add an ESXi host to the Active Directory domain.
    1. In the Navigator pane, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select the lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local host.
    3. Click the Configure tab.
    4. Under System, select Authentication Services.
    5. In the Authentication Services panel, click the Join Domain button.
    6. In the Join Domain dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Domain lax01.rainpole.local
      Using credentials Selected
      User name svc-domain-join@rainpole.local
      Password svc-domain-join_password
  7. Set the Active Directory Service to Start and stop with host.
    1. In the Navigator pane, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select the lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local host.
    3. Click the Configure tab.
    4. Under System, select Security Profile.
    5. Click the Edit button next to Services.
    6. Select the Active Directory Service, change the Startup Policy to Start and stop with host, and click OK.
  8. Rename the vSAN datastore.
    1. In the Navigator pane, click Storage and expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select vsanDatastore and select Actions > Rename..
    3. In the Datastore - Rename dialog box, enter lax01-m01-vsan01 as the datastore name and click OK.