The VSA Automated Installer accepts a set of arguments and values that you can use to customize the VSA cluster installation.

The following table shows the options that you can use to run the VSA Automated Installer.

Table 1. install.exe Arguments

Parameters

Default Value

Description

Required or Optional

-p, --esxPass <value>

No default value.

The root password of each ESXi host. The root password must be the same for all ESXi hosts.

Required

-u, --esxUser <value>

No default value.

The root account. Use root.

Required

-dc <value>

No default value.

Datacenter to be used.

Required

-cn <value>

or

-cn vc

No default value.

Netmask of the cluster network. If you use vCenter Server network, you can use the vc parameter instead.

Required

-gw <value>

No default value.

Gateway of the cluster network. If you use vCenter Server network, you can use thevc parameter instead.

Required

-cs, --vmwareClusterServiceIP<value>

No default value

IP address of the VSA cluster server. If you use the cluster service installed with VSA Manager on vCenter Server, the IP address must be same as the IP of vCenter Server.

Required for a two member cluster configuration

-ei, --esxIPs <value>

No default value.

The IP addresses of the two or three hosts to use for the VSA cluster

For example: -ei 10.20.118.11 10.20.118.12 10.20.118.13

Optional

-si, --startIP <value>

No default value.

The first IP in the range used by the VSA cluster.

Optional

-fv, --frontendVlanId <value>

0

The VLAN ID for the front-end network.

Optional

-bs, --backendStartIP <value>

192.168.0.1

The start IP for the back-end network. The default value is 192.168.0.1. The back-end IP addresses must be in the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

Optional

-bn, --backendNetmask <value>

255.255.255.0

The netmask for the back-end network.

Optional

-bv, --backendVlanId <value>

0

The VLAN ID for the back-end network.

Optional

-vn, --vmotionNetmask <value>

255.255.255.0

The netmask for the ESXi feature network.

Optional

-vs, --vmotionStartIP <value>

DHCP

The start IP for the ESXi feature network.

Optional

-vv, --vmotionVlanId <value>

The same as the front-end VLAN ID.

The VLAN ID for the ESXi feature network.

Optional

-po, --httpsPort <value>

443

HTTPS port of vCenter Server.

Optional

-ez, --eagerZero <value>

false

Determines whether to format the disks during installation or on first read or write operation to the disks.

false

Formats the disks on first read or write operation after the installation process is completed.

true

Formats the disks during the installation process.

Optional

Example Command Using Options

The following example shows how this command can be used. The actual command is all on one line. It has been formatted for ease of understanding.

install.exe -dc MyDC 
-cs 10.10.10.101 
-si 10.10.10.200 
-u root 
-p secret 
-ei 10.10.10.10 10.10.10.20 
-vs 10.10.10.150 
-gw 10.10.10.254 
-cn 255.255.255.0