After you install and configure the external Platform Services Controller instance for the shared edge and compute cluster, you can now install the vCenter Server appliance and assign a license. 

1

Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.

a

Browse the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.

b

Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer application file.

2

Complete the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard to perform the first stage of the installation.

a

Click Install to start the installation.

b

Click Next on the Introduction page.

c

On the End User License Agreement page, select the I accept the terms of the license agreement check box and click Next.

d

On the Select deployment type page, under External Platform Services Controller, select the vCenter Server (Requires External Platform Services Controller) radio button and click Next.

e

On the Appliance deployment target page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

ESXi host or vCenter Server name

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

443

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

f

In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes to accept the host certificate.

g

On the Select folder page, choose MGMT01.

h

On the Select compute resource page, choose the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster.

i

On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

VM name

comp01vc01

Root password

compvc_root_password

Confirm root password

compvc_root_password

j

On the Select deployment size page, select  Large vCenter Server, and click Next.

k

On the Select datastore page, select the SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore, select the Enable Thin Disk Mode check box, and click Next.

l

On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Network

vDS-Mgmt-Management

IP version

IPv4

IP assignment

static

System name

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

IP address

172.16.11.64

Subnet mask or prefix length

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.16.11.253

DNS servers

172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

m

On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.

n

Once the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to stage two of the installation.

3

Complete the Set Up vCenter Server Appliance wizard to complete the second stage of the installation.

a

Click Next on the Introduction page.

b

On the Appliance configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Time synchronization mode

Synchronize time with NTP servers

NTP servers (comma-separated list)

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

SSH access

Enabled

c

On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Platform Services Controller

sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

443

SSO domain name

vsphere.local

SSO password

sso_password

d

On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.

e

Click OK on the Warning.