The vCenter Server Appliance deployment wizard prompts you for the deployment information. It is a best practice to keep a record of the values that you entered in case you must reinstall the product.

You can use this worksheet to record the information that you need for deploying a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.

Information Required for Deploying vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller

Required Information

Default

Your Entry

FQDN or IP of the ESXi host or vCenter Server instance on which you deploy the vCenter Server Appliance.

If you use the FQDN or IP of an ESXi host, the wizard prompts you for a user name and password with administrative privileges for the ESXi host.

If you use the FQDN or IP of a vCenter Server instance, the wizard prompts you for a user name and password with administrative privileges for the vCenter Server instance, data center or data center folder, and resource pool of an ESXi host or DRS cluster on which to deploy the appliance.

vCenter Server Appliance name

Example: Sample-Appliance-Name

Password of the root user of the vCenter Server Appliance operating system.

The password must be at least 8 characters, but no more than 20 characters in length.

The password must conform to the following requirements:

Must contain at least one uppercase letter.

Must contain at least one lowercase letter.

Must contain at least one number.

Must contain at least one special character, for example, a dollar sign ($), hash key (#), at sign (@), period (.), or exclamation mark (!).

New Single Sign-On domain.

Domain name

vsphere.local

User name

administrator

You cannot change the default user name during installation.

Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

The password must be at least 8 characters, but no more than 20 characters in length.

The password must conform to the following requirements:

Must contain at least one uppercase letter.

Must contain at least one lowercase letter.

Must contain at least one number.

Must contain at least one special character, such as ampersand (&), hash key (#), and percent sign (%).

Site name.

A name for the vCenter Single Sign-On site.

Join a Single Sign-On domain.

Platform Services Controller FQDN or IP address.

Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

Port number

443

Site name

vCenter Server Appliance size.

The options vary depending on the size of your vSphere environment:

Tiny (up to 10 hosts, 100 virtual machines)

Small (up to 100 hosts, 1,000 virtual machines)

Medium (up to 400 hosts, 4,000 virtual machines)

Large (up to 1,000 hosts, 10,000 virtual machines)

Tiny (up to 10 hosts, 100 virtual machines

Name of the datastore on which the vCenter Server Appliance is deployed.

Enable or disable Thin Disk Mode.

Disabled by default

Oracle database server.

Required if you plan to use an existing Oracle database. Not required if you plan to use the bundled PostgreSQL database. Non-ASCII characters are not supported.

Oracle database port.

Oracle database instance name.

Database user name.

Database password.

Network name.

IP address allocation.

Can be either IPv4 or IPv6.

IPv4

Network type.

Can be either DHCP or static for IPv4; and DHCP or static for IPv6.

DHCP

IPv4 address assigned by DHCP settings.

FQDN

If there is no enabled DNS in your environment, leave the FQDN text box blank.

Enable or disable SSH.

Disabled by default

IPv4 static assignment settings.

Network address.

System name (FQDN or IP address).

A system name to use for managing the local system. The system name must be FQDN. If DNS is not available, provide a static IP address.

Subnet mask.

Network gateway.

Network DNS servers separated by commas.

Enable or disable SSH.

Disabled by default

IPv6 address assigned by DHCP settings

FQDN

If there is no enabled DNS in your environment, leave the FQDN text box blank.

Enable or disable SSH

Disabled by default

IPv6 static assignment settings.

FQDN

Network address.

Network prefix.

Network gateway.

Network DNS servers separated by commas.

Enable or disable SSH.

Disabled by default

Time synchronization settings.

You can synchronize the time of the appliance either with the time of the ESXi host, or use NTP servers.

Names of the NTP servers, separated by commas.

Required to use NTP servers for time synchronization.

Join or do not participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

For information about the CEIP, see the Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program section in vCenter Server and Host Management.

Join the CEIP