VM Groups allow you to define the startup order of virtual machines. Startup orders are used during vSphere HA events such that vSphere HA powers on virtual machines in the correct order.

1

Log in to the Management 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 Navigator, select Host and Clusters and expand the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.

3

Create a VM Group for the Platform Services Controllers.

a

Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.

b

On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.

c

On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.

d

In the Create VM/Host Group dialog, enter Platform Services Controllers in the Name field, select VM Group from the Type drop down, and click the Add button.

e

In the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog, select mgmt01psc01 and comp01psc01 and click OK.

4

Create a VM Group for the vCenter Server virtual machine.

a

Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.

b

On the Configure page, click VM/Host Groups.

c

On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.

d

In the Create VM/Host Group dialog, enter vCenter Servers in the Name field, select VM Group from the Type drop down, and click the Add button.

e

In the Add VM/Host Group Member dialog, select mgmt01vc01 and click OK.

5

Create a Rule to power on the Platform Services Controllers followed by the vCenter Servers.

a

Select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.

b

On the Configure page, click VM/Host Rules.

c

On the VM/Host Rules page, click the Add button.

d

In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog, enter SDDC Management Virtual Machines in the Name field, ensure the Enable rule check box is selected, select Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines from the Type drop down.

e

Select Platform Services Controllers from the First restart VMs in VM group drop down.

f

Select vCenter Servers from the Then restart VMs in VM group and click OK.