Deploy vSphere Data Protection as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

1

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

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster object.

Inventory Object

Value

vCenter Server

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Data center

SFO01

Cluster

SFO01-Mgmt01

3

Right-click the SFO01-Mgmt01 object and select Deploy OVF Template.

4

On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the vSphere Data Protection OVA file on your file system, and click Next.

5

On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Name

mgmt01vdp01

vCenter Server

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Data center

SFO01

6

On the Select a resource page, click the Browse tab, select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster, and click Next.

7

On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product name, product version, download size, and size on disk, and click Next.

8

On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreement and click Next.

9

On the Select storage page, select the NFS datastore that is provisioned for vSphere Data Protection, configure storage settings, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Datastore

SFO01A-NFS01-VDP01

Select virtual disk format

Thin provision

VM storage policy

None


10

On the Select networks page, select the vDS-Mgmt-Management distributed port group from the Isolated Network drop-down menu, select IPv4 from the IP protocol drop-down menu, and click Next.


11

On the Customize template page, enter the networking settings for the virtual appliance, and click Next.

IPv4 Setting

Value

Default gateway

172.16.11.253

DNS server

172.16.11.5, 172.16.11.4

Static IPv4 address

172.16.11.81

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

12

On the Ready to complete page, verify that the settings are correct and click Finish.

13

After the virtual appliance is deployed, right-click the virtual appliance object in the vSphere Web Client and select Power > Power On.