Install and configure the ESXi hosts for your workload and management consolidation deployment.

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.

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. Hosts for the Consolidated SDDC

FQDN

IP

VLAN ID

Default Gateway 

NTP Server

sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.101

1631

172.16.31.253

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.102

1631

172.16.31.253

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.103

1631

172.16.31.253

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.31.104

1631

172.16.31.253

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local