You can use the GUI installer to perform an interactive deployment of a vCenter Server Appliance and register it with an existing external Platform Services Controller instance. You must run the GUI deployment from a Windows, Linux, or Mac machine that is in the network on which you want to deploy the appliance.

Deployment Workflow of a vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller
Deployment workflow that consists of two stages

See Prerequisites for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance.

See Required Information for Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance.

Verify that you have installed or deployed the Platform Services Controller instance with which you plan to register the vCenter Server Appliance.

1

With stage 1 of the deployment process, you deploy the OVA file, which is included in the vCenter Server Appliance installer, as a vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller.

2

When the OVA deployment finishes, you are redirected to stage 2 of the deployment process to set up and start the services of the newly deployed vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller.