After you deploy the virtual appliance for vSphere Data Protection on the management cluster in Region A, complete the initial configuration of vSphere Data Protection.

1

Log in to the vSphere Data Protection Configuration Utility.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vdp01.sfo01.rainpole.local:8543/vdp-configure.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

root

Password

changeme

The vSphere Data Protection configuration wizard appears. 

2

On the Welcome page, click Next.

3

On the Network Settings page, verify that the network settings are populated correctly and click Next

4

On the Time Zone page, select the UTC time zone and click Next.

5

On the VDP Credentials page, enter and confirm a new password for the root Linux appliance user, and click Next

The password must satisfy the following requirements:

If all four character classes are used, the password must be at least 6 characters. 

If three character classes are used, the password must be at least 7 characters.

If one or two character classes are used, the password must be at least 8 characters.

The four-character classes are as follows:

Upper case letters A-Z

Lower case letters a-z

Numbers 0-9

Special characters (for example: ~!@#,.) 

6

On the vCenter Registration page, configure the settings for registration with the Management vCenter Server.

a

Enter the settings for connection to the Management vCenter Server.

vCenter Server Setting

Value

vCenter username

rainpole.local\svc-vdp

vCenter password

svc-vdp_password

vCenter FQDN or IP

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vCenter HTTP port

80

vCenter HTTPS port

443

Verify vCenter certificate

Deselected

b

Enter the settings for vCenter Single Sign-On on the Management Platform Services Controller.

Single Sign-On Setting

Value

Use vCenter for SSO authentication

Deselected

SSO FQDN or IP

sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

SSO port

443


c

Click Test Connection, and in the success message box, click OK.

d

On the vCenter Registration page, click Next

7

On the Create Storage page, select Create new storage, in the Capacity text box, enter 4 TiB and click Next.


8

On the Device Allocation page, from the Provision drop-down menu, select Thin and click Next.


9

On the CPU and Memory page, leave the default settings and click Next.

10

On the Product Improvement page, select Enable Customer Experience Improvement Program and click Next.

11

On the Ready to Complete page, select the Run performance analysis on storage configuration and Restart the appliance if successful check boxes, and click Next.

12

In the Warning message box about storage configuration, click Yes.

vSphere Data Protection setup starts configuring data disks. 

13

After disk configuration is complete, click OK in the success box.

14

Verify that the vSphere Data Protection is accessible in the vSphere Web Client after you complete the initial configuration of vSphere Data Protection.

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

admininistrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

c

On the vSphere Web Client Home page, verify that the VDP icon is available and that you can connect to the appliance.