Install and configure the ESXi hosts for the remote office or branch office.

Before you start:

  • Make sure that you have a Windows host that has access to your data center. You use this host to connect to the data center and perform configuration steps.

  • Ensure that routing is in place between the home office and the remote office networks, 172.16.11.0/24 and 172.18.11.0/24.

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. Remote Office Hosts

FQDN

IP

VLAN ID

 Default Gateway

NTP Server

nyc01r01esx01.rainpole.local

172.18.11.101

1811

172.18.11.253

ntp.rainpole.local

nyc01r01esx02.rainpole.local

172.18.11.102

1811

172.18.11.253

ntp.rainpole.local

nyc01r01esx03.rainpole.local

172.18.11.103

1811

172.18.11.253

ntp.rainpole.local

nyc01r01esx04.rainpole.local

172.18.11.104

1811

172.18.11.253

ntp.rainpole.local