You can now install the vCenter Server appliance for the management applications and assign a 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

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, under External Platform Services Controller, 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

mgmt01esx51.lax01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

443

User name

root

Password

esxi_root_user_password

f

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

g

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

Setting

Value

Appliance name

mgmt01vc51

OS password

mgmtvc_root_password

Confirm OS password

mgmtvc_root_password

h

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

i

On the Select datastore page, select the vsanDatastore datastore, select the Enable Thin Disk Mode check box, and click Next.

j

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

Setting

Value

Network

VM Network

IP version

IPv4

IP assignment

static

System name

mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

IP address

172.17.11.62

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

k

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

l

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.rianpole.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 dialog box.

4

Add new licenses for this vCenter Server instance and the management cluster ESXi hosts if needed.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

c

Click the Home icon above the Navigator and choose the Administration menu item.

d

On the Administration page, click Licenses and click the Licenses tab.

e

Click the Create New Licenses icon to add license keys.


f

On the Enter license keys page, enter license keys for vCenter Server, ESXi and vSAN, one per line and click Next.

g

On the Edit license name page, enter a descriptive name for each license key and click Next.

h

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

5

Assign the newly added licenses to the respective assets.

a

Click the Assets tab.

b

Select the vCenter Server instance, and click the Assign License icon.


c

Select the vCenter Server license that you entered in the previous step, and click OK.

6

Assign the vCenterAdmins domain group to the vCenter Server Administrator role.

a

In the Navigator, click Administration.

b

In the Administration window, click Global Permissions.

c

In the Global Permssions box, click the Manage tab, then click the Add permission button.

d

In the Global Permissions Root - Add Permissions window, click the Add button.

e

Select lax01.rainpole.local from the Domain drop down list.

f

Enter vCenterAdmins in the Search field and press Enter.

g

Select the vCenterAdmins group, click the Add button, and then click OK.

h

Ensure Administrator is selected and the Propagate to Children check box is slected under Assigned Role and click OK.