This VMware Validated Design uses NFS storage as secondary storage for the SDDC management components. You mount the NFS storage to provide storage capacity for archiving log data, backup, and application templates.

Repeat this procedure for all hosts in the management and shared edge and compute clusters. See Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts in Region A.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have allocated static IP addresses for each ESXi VMkernel storage port.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere host by using the VMware Host Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      esxi_root_user_password

  2. Configure the Maximum Transmission Units (MTU) on the standard virtual switch.
    1. In the Navigator, select Networking > Virtual switches > vSwitch0 > Edit.
    2. In the Edit standard virtual switch dialog box, enter the following values, and click Save.

      Setting

      Value

      MTU

      9000

      Uplink1

      vmnic0

  3. Configure a VMkernel storage port on all ESXi hosts.
    1. In the Navigator, select Networking.
    2. Select the VMkernel NICs and click Add VMkernel NIC.
    3. In the Add VMkernel NIC dialog box, enter the following values, and click Create.

      Setting

      Value for Management Cluster

      Value for Shared Edge and Compute Cluster

      Port Group

      New port group

      New port group

      New Port Group

      Storage

      Storage

      Virtual Switch

      vSwitch0

      vSwitch0

      VLAN ID

      1615

      1625

      MTU

      9000

      9000

      IP version

      IPv4 only

      IPv4 only

      IPv4 settings

      Static

      Static

      Address

      172.16.15.101

      172.16.25.101

      Subnet mask

      255.255.255.0

      255.255.255.0

      TCP/IP stack

      Default TCP/IP stack

      Default TCP/IP stack

      Services

      Deselected

      Deselected

  4. Mount the NFS datastore on the ESXi host.
    1. In the Navigator, select Storage > Datastores > New datastore.

      The New datastore dialog box appears.

    2. On the Select creation type dialog box, select Mount NFS datastore and click Next.
    3. On the Provide NFS mount details dialog box, enter the following values.

      Setting

      Value for Management Cluster

      Value for Shared Edge and Compute Cluster

      Name

      sfo01-m01-bkp01

      sfo01-w01-lib01

      NFS Server

      172.16.15.251

      172.16.25.251

      NFS Share

      /VVD_backup01_nfs01_MgmtA_6TB

      /VVD_vRA_ComputeA_1TB

      NFS Version

      NFS 3

      NFS 3

    4. Click Next.
    5. On the Ready to complete dialogue box, click Finish.