After the initial boot, use the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to configure the management network on the appliance of the vSAN witness host in VMware Cloud Foundation.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Settings Value
    URL https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree and expand the lax01-m01dc data center.
  3. Open the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) on the vSAN witness appliance.
    1. Right-click the sfo03w01vsanw01 virtual machine, and click Open remote console.
    2. To enter the DCUI, press F2.
    3. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password vsan_witness_root_password
  4. Configure the management network.
    1. Select Configure management network and press Enter.
    2. Select IPv4 configuration and press Enter.
    3. Configure the IPv4 settings, and press Enter.
      Setting Value
      Set static IPv4 address and network configuration Selected
      IPv4 Address
      Subnet Mask
      Default Gateway
    4. Select DNS Configuration and press Enter.
    5. Configure the DNS settings and press Enter.
      Setting Value
      Use the following DNS Server address and hostname Selected
      Primary DNS Server
      Alternate DNS Server
      Hostname sfo03w01vsanw01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    6. Select Custom DNS Suffixes and press Enter.
    7. Verify that the list contains no suffixes and press Enter.
  5. Press Escape to exit and press Y to confirm the changes.
  6. Close the remote console to the vSAN witness appliance.