Before you start the installation process, you can review the configuration of the VSA cluster.


  1. On the Verify Configuration page, review the configuration of the VSA cluster.
  2. Confirm that you accept the VSA security policy.
  3. Click Install.
    A confirmation message appears that says that all information on the hard disks of each host will be deleted.
  4. Click Yes.
    The VSA Installer wizard begins the installation process and the Installing Features page appears.


Depending on the number of selected ESXi hosts, two or three datastores are added to the Datastores view in the client and all are mounted on each ESXi host that is in the selected Datacenter object.

What to do next

Wait for the installation to complete and close the VSA Installer wizard.

Click the Datastores view and verify that all shared datastores have the same capacity and that their status is Online. If the columns shows correct data, you can start creating virtual machines and storing their files on the shared datastores.

Change the default password.
Note: Ensure that you make a careful note of the new default password, as that will be required by VMware support in order to investigate issues reported on Support Requests.

Perform a network redundancy check by disconnecting one of the back-end ethernet ports. This check ensures that both back-end ethernet ports are properly configured and that the VSA Cluster, virtual machines, and datastores do not go offline. After performing the redundancy check, reconnect the Ethernet ports.