You can now install the vCenter Server appliance and add the license. 

1

Start the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.

a

Browse to the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.

b

Open the <dvd-drive>:\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer application file.

2

Install - Stage 1: Complete the vCenter Server Appliance Deployment wizard.

a

Click Install to start the installation.

b

Click Next on the Introduction page.

c

On the End User License Agreement page, select the I accept the terms of the license agreement check box and click Next.

d

On the Select deployment Type page, select the vCenter Server (Requires External Platform Services Controller) radio button and click Next.

e

On the Appliance deployment target page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

ESXi host or vCenter Server name

mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

443

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

f

In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes to accept the host certificate.

g

On the Select folder page choose MGMT51.

h

On the Select compute resource page choose the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster.

i

On the Set up appliance VM page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Appliance name

comp01vc51

OS password

compvc_root_password

Confirm OS password

compvc_root_password

j

On the Select deployment size page, select Large vCenter Server and click Next.

k

On the Select datastore page, select the LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore, select the Enable Thin Disk Mode check box, and click Next.

l

On the Configure network settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Network

vDS-Mgmt-Management

IP version

IPv4

IP assignment

Static

System name

comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

IP address

172.17.11.64

Subnet mask or prefix length

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.17.11.253

DNS servers

172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

m

On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, review the configuration and click Finish to start the deployment.

n

Once the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to stage 2 of the installation.

3

Install - Stage 2: Complete the Set Up vCenter Server Appliance wizard.

a

Click Next on the Introduction page.

b

On the Appliance configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Time Synchronization mode

Synchronize time with NTP servers

NTP servers (comma-separated list)

ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

SSH access

Enabled

c

On the SSO configuration page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Platform Services Controller

lax01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

443

SSO domain name

vsphere.local

SSO password

sso_password

d

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

e

Click OK on the Warning.