Create an additional vCenter Single Sign-On node as a partner to an existing vCenter Single Sign-On installation in the same location so that you can configure a third-party load balancer to provide vCenter Single Sign-On high availability.

1

In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file to start the installer.

2

Under Custom Install, select vCenter Single Sign-On, and click Install.

3

Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to review the Welcome page and accept the end user patent and license agreements.

4

If the prerequisites check screen shows any problems, cancel the installation, correct the problems, and restart the installer.

5

Select the deployment mode High Availability.

6

Enter the information to point this additional node to the first vCenter Single Sign-On server.

Note

If the primary node is in a high-availability cluster, enter the address of the primary node load balancer.

a

Enter the partner host name.

The partner host name is the IP address or DNS name of the existing vCenter Single Sign-On server to replicate from.

b

Enter the password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account of the existing vCenter Single Sign-On server (administrator@vsphere.local).

7

Review and accept the partner certificate.

8

From the Site name drop-down menu, select the site name of the first vCenter Single Sign-On server, and click Next.

9

Accept or change the HTTPS port for vCenter Single Sign-On.

10

Accept or change the default vCenter Single Sign-On installation folder.

11

Review the installation options and click Install.

You must place the primary and high-availability vCenter Single Sign-On instances behind a third-party load balancer.

Important

If you do not complete the vCenter Single Sign-On high availability configuration, you might experience unexpected behavior with the newly installed vCenter Single Sign-On instance.