You deploy the Skyline Collector virtual appliance and configure storage, networking, and other key appliance attributes in Region A.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Home menu, select Global Inventory Lists > vCenter Servers.
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the Skyline Collector OVA file, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following information, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01sky01

    Datacenter

    sfo01-m01dc

    VM Folder

    sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

  6. On the Select a resource page, select sfo01-m01-mgmt01 and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, review the virtual appliance details such as product, version, download size, and size on disk, and click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, read and accept the End-User License Agreement, and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select the following parameters and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin provision

    VM storage policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastores

    sfo01-m01-vsan01

  10. On the Select networks page, select the distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, enter and confirm the root password for the virtual appliance in the Application section.
  12. On the Customize template page, configure the following values in the Networking Properties section and click Next.

    Option

    Value

    Default Gateway

    192.168.31.1

    Domain Name

    sfo01.rainpole.local

    Domain Name Servers

    172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

    Domain Search Path

    sfo01.rainpole.local,rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    192.168.31.70

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  13. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish and wait for the process to complete.
  14. Power on the Skyline Collector virtual appliance.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    3. Select the sfo01sky01 virtual machine and from the Actions menu select Power > Power on.