Start the deployment of your virtual infrastructure by installing and configuring all the ESXi hosts in Region A.

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Install and configure the ESXi hosts for the management cluster and the shared edge and compute cluster by using the same process.

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Install all ESXi hosts for all clusters interactively.

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After the initial boot, use the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) for initial host network configuration and administrative access.

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You must perform network configuration from the VMware Host Client only for the mgmt01esx01 host. You perform all other host networking configuration after the deployment of the vCenter Server system that manages the hosts.

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Time synchronization issues can result in serious problems with your environment. Configure NTP for each of your hosts in the management and the shared edge and compute clusters.

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Before you can use vSAN storage in your environment, you must set it up.