Two external Platform Services Controller instances must be deployed in Region B. Work through this procedure twice, using the vCenter Server appliance ISO file and the customized data for each instance.

Repeat this procedure for each platform services controller, using the respective values for each indicated in the procedure steps.

1

Log in to the Windows host that has access to your data center as an administrator.

2

Start the vCenter Server Appliance Installer wizard.

a

Browse the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file.

b

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

3

Complete Stage 1 of the vCenter Server Appliance Installer 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, click Platform Services Controller and click Next.

e

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

Setting

Value

FQDN or IP Address

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

Management Value

Edge/Compute Value

VM name

mgmt01psc51

comp01psc51

Root password

mgmtpsc_root_password

comppsc_root_password

Confirm root password

mgmtpsc_root_password

comppsc_root_password

h

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

i

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

Setting

Management Value

Edge/Compute Value

Network

VM Network

VM Network

IP version

IPv4

IPv4

IP assignment

static

static

System name

mgmt01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

IP address

172.17.11.61

172.17.11.63

Subnet mask or prefix length

255.255.255.0

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.17.11.253

172.17.11.253

DNS servers

172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

j

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

k

When the deployment completes, click Continue to proceed to second stage of the installation, setting up the Platform Services Controller Appliance.

4

Complete Stage 2 of the Set Up Platform Services Controller 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

Management Value

Edge/Compute Value

SSO configuration

Join an existing SSO domain

Join an existing SSO domain

Platform Services Controller

mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

mgmt01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

HTTPS port

N/A

443

SSO domain name

vsphere.local

vsphere.local

SSO password

sso_password

sso_password

d

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

Setting

mgmt01psc51

comp01psc51

SSO Site Creation

Create a new site

Join an existing site

Site name

LAX01

LAX01

e

On the Configure CEIP page, verify that the Join the VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) check box is checked and click Next

f

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

g

Click OK on the Warning.

5

Repeat this procedure for each platform services controller, using the respective values for each.

6

Create replication agreement between the Platform Services Controllers for the compute clusters in the regions.

a

Open an SSH connection to the virtual appliance by using the following settings.

Setting

Value

SSH Server

comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

User name

root

Password

comppsc_root_password

b

Execute the following commands to enable BASH access, and launch BASH.

shell.set --enabled True
shell
c

Create a new replication agreement between the Platform Services Controllers for the compute clusters in the regions.

Note

The following command uses the credentials of the administrator@vsphere.local account.

/usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcrepadmin -f createagreement -2 -h comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local -u Administrator -w vcenter_admin_password -H comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local