You prepare for the installation and configuration of the ESXi hosts for Availability Zone 2.

Before you begin the installation, perform the following steps.

  • Ensure that you have a host machine with access to your data center. You use this host to connect to the ESXi hosts and perform the configuration steps.
  • 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 the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

IP Addresses, Hostnames, and Network Configuration

The following table contains the values necessary for hosts configuration.

Table 1. Availability Zone 2 Hosts in Region A
FQDN IP Management VLAN Default Gateway NTP Servers
sfo02m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local 1621
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local