You can now install the vCenter Server appliance for the remote office and configure licensing and security.

Procedure

  1. Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.
    1. Browse to 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. To start the installation, click Install.
    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 with an Embedded 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

      nyc01r01esx01.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 Setup appliance VM page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      VM name

      nyc01r01vc01

      Root password

      nycvc_root_password

      Confirm root password

      nycvc_root_password

    8. On the Select deployment size page, select Small and click Next.
    9. On the Select datastore page, perform the following steps and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Select datastore

      Select Install on a new Virtual SAN datastore on the target host and click Next

      Confirm at least one Cache tier and two Capacity tier disks have been claimed

      Select Enable Thin Disk Mode

      Datacenter Name

      nyc01-r01dc

      Cluster Name

      nyc01-r01-robo01

    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

      nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.18.11.61

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      255.255.255.0

      Default gateway

      172.18.11.253

      DNS servers

      172.18.11.4,172.16.11.4

      HTTP

      80

      HTTPS

      443

    11. To start the deployment, on the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish.
    12. To proceed to stage 2 of the installation, click Continue when the deployment completes.
  3. Complete the Install - Stage 2: 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.rainpole.local

      SSH access

      Enabled

    3. On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Single Sign-On domain name

      vsphere.local

      Single Sign-On user name

      administrator

      Single Sign-On password

      vsphere_admin_password

      Confirm password

      vsphere_admin_password

      Site Name

      NYC

    4. On the Ready to Complete page, review your entries and click Finish.
    5. Click OK on the Warning dialog box.
    6. To shut down the wizard, click Close when the set up completes.
  4. Add the vCenter Server Appliance to Active Directory.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    3. In the Navigator, click Administration.
    4. In the Administration window, click System Configuration.
    5. In the System Configuration window, click Nodes, and then click the nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local node.
    6. Click Manage > Settings > Active Directory.
    7. Click Join, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Domain:

      rainpole.local

      Organizational Unit:

      N/A

      User name:

      svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

      Password:

      svc-domain-join_password

    8. Click the Reboot node icon, enter a brief message for a reason, and click OK to restart the vCenter Server.
  5. After the appliance is rebooted, log in to vCenter Server and verify the domain membership.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    3. In the Navigator, click Administration.
    4. In the Administration window, click System Configuration.
    5. In the System Configuration window, click Nodes, then click the nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local node.
    6. Click Manage > Settings > Active Directory.
    7. Verify that RAINPOLE.LOCAL is listed as the Domain.
  6. Configure the SSO Identity Source.
    1. In the Navigator, click Administration.
    2. In the Administration window, click Configuration and click the Identity Sources tab.
    3. Click the Add Identity Source icon to start the wizard.
    4. On the Select Identity Source Type window, click Next.
    5. On the Configure identity source window, click Next.
    6. On the Ready to Complete window, review the configuration and click Finish.
    7. Click the rainpole.local entry and click the Set as Default Domain icon.
    8. Click Yes in the warning box.
  7. Add new licenses for this vCenter Server instance and the ESXi hosts.
    1. Click the Home icon above the Navigator and select the Administration menu item.
    2. On the Administration page, click Licenses and click the Licenses tab.
    3. To add license keys, click the Create New Licenses icon.
    4. On the Enter license keys page, enter license keys for vCenter Server, ESXi and vSAN, one per line, and click Next.
    5. On the Edit license name page, enter a descriptive name for each license key and click Next.
    6. On the Ready to complete page, review your entries and click Finish.
  8. Assign the newly added licenses to the vCenter Server asset.
    1. Click the Assets tab.
    2. Select the vCenter Server instance, and click the Assign License icon.
    3. Select the vCenter Server license that you entered in the previous step, and click OK
  9. Assign the vCenterAdmins domain group to the vCenter Server Administrator role.
    1. In the Navigator, click Administration.
    2. In the Administration window, click Global Permissions and select the Manage tab.
    3. In the Global Permissions box, click the Add Permission icon.
    4. In the Global Permissions Root - Add Permissions window, click the Add button.
    5. Select rainpole.local from the Domain drop-down menu.
    6. Enter vCenterAdmins in the Search text box and press Enter.
    7. Select the vCenterAdmins group, click the Add button, and then click OK.
    8. Ensure Administrator is selected and the Propagate to children check box is selected under Assigned Role and click OK.