After you deploy the Compute vCenter Server, you must create and configure the shared edge and compute cluster.

To create and configure the shared edge and compute cluster you perform the following procedures:

Create the cluster.

Configure DRS.

Add the hosts to the cluster.

Add the hosts to the active directory domain.

Create resource pools.

1

Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

3

Create a data center object.

a

In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters.

b

Right-click the comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local instance, and select New Datacenter.

c

In the New Datacenter dialog box, enter SFO01 as name,  and click OK.

4

Create the shared edge and compute cluster. 

a

Right-click the SFO01 datacenter and click New Cluster.

b

In the New Cluster wizard, enter the following values and click OK

Setting

Value

Name

SFO01-Comp01

DRS

Turn ON

Selected

Other DRS options

Default values

vSphere HA

Turn ON

Deselected

EVC

Set EVC mode to the lowest available setting supported for the hosts in the cluster

vSAN

Turn ON

Deselected


5

Add a host to the shared edge and compute cluster.

a

Right-click the SFO01-Comp01 cluster, and click Add Host.

b

On the Name and location page, enter comp01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local in the Host name or IP address text box and click Next.

c

On the Connection settings page, enter the following credentials, and click Next.

Setting

Value

User name

root

Password

esxi_root_user_password

d

In the Security Alert dialog box, click Yes.

e

On the Host summary page, review the host information and click Next.

f

On the Assign license page, select the ESXi license key that you entered during the vCenter Server deployment and click Next.

g

On the Lockdown mode page, click Next.

h

On the Resource pool page, click Next.

i

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

6

Repeat the previous step to add the remaining hosts to the cluster.

Setting

Value

Host 2

comp01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

Host 3

comp01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

Host 4

comp01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

7

Add an ESXi host to the active directory domain

a

In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.

b

Select the comp01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.

c

Click the Configure tab.

d

Under System, select Authentication Services.

e

In the Authentication Services panel, click the Join Domain button.

f

In the Join Domain dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

Setting

Value

Domain

sfo01.rainpole.local

User name

ad_admin_acct@sfo01.rainpole.local

Password

ad_admin_password


8

Set the Active Directory Service to Start and stop with host.

a

In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the entire comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.

b

Select the comp01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.

c

Click the Configure tab.

d

Under System, select Security Profile.

e

Click the Edit button next to Services.

f

Select the Active Directory service and change the Startup Policy to Start and stop with host and click OK.

9

Configure a resource pool for the shared edge and compute cluster.

a

Right the SFO01-Comp01 cluster and select New Resource Pool.

b

In the New Resource Pool dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.

Setting

Value

Name

SDDC-EdgeRP01

CPU-Shares

High

CPU-Reservation

0

CPU-Reservation Type

Expandable selected

CPU-Limit

Unlimited

Memory-Shares

Normal

Memory-Reservation

16 GB

Memory-Reservation type

Expandable selected

Memory-Limit

Unlimited

10

Repeat step Step 9 to add two more additional resource pools.

Setting

Resource Pool 2

Resource Pool 3

Name

User-EdgeRP01

User-VMRP01

CPU-Shares

Normal

Normal

CPU-Reservation

0

0

CPU-Reservation Type

Expandable selected

Expandable selected

CPU-Limit

Unlimited

Unlimited

Memory-Shares

Normal

Normal

Memory-Reservation

0

0

Memory-Reservation type

Expandable selected

Expandable selected

Memory-Limit

Unlimited

Unlimited