After the initial start, 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 VLAN ID for the management network.
    1. Select Configure management network and press Enter.
    2. Select VLAN and press Enter.
    3. Set the VLAN ID to 1711.
    4. To exit, press Escape , and to confirm the changes, press Y.
  5. Enable SSH on the vSAN witness host appliance.
    1. On the main screen of the DCUI, select Troubleshooting Options and press Enter.
    2. Select Enable SSH and press Enter.
    3. To exit the Troubleshooting Options, press Escape.
  6. Close the remote console to the vSAN witness appliance.