VMware vCSA 6.7: Deploying vCenter Server with external PSC


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At first you need to download ISO media following this steps:

1 – Open the following link https://my.vmware.com/, and log in with your company account.

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2 – Select View &  Download Products.

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3 – Select All Products and VMware vSphere View Downloads Components.

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4 -Select the version, this case vSphere 6.7.

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5 – Select the Product and Go to Downloads.

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6 – Here you find three types of media documents, we chose ISO file VMware vCenter Server Appliance and Download now.

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Before you start the deployment, make sure your IP addresses can resolve the name and the reverse for vCenter Server and Platform Service Controller (PSC).

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Note: If you don´t have DNS Server you can use IPs addresses for the deployment.

Second, we deploy Platform Service Controller  6.7 folling these steps.

1 – Mount ISO file on your PC.

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2 – Navigate in this route vcsa-ui-intsaller\win32\installer.exe.

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3 – Stage 1: The installer is opened and click install.

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4 – This explain how your deployment is going to process, click next.

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5 – Accept the terms of the license agreement.

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6 – Here you can choose the type of deployment you want, in this case we are going to choose with external Platform Services controller.

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7 – Select the target host (Personally I recommend to use FQDN).

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8 – Here you choose the PSC appliance name and its root password.

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9 – And then you can select the datastore (for home lab select ‘Enable Thin Disk Mode’)

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10 – Now you can configure PSC virtual machine network settings.

Note: If you leave FQDN field empty, reverse lookup will try to identify the hostname associated with the IP.

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11 – Finally, the summary is shown in this Stage, click finish.

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12 –  Stage 2: Here you can setup the PSC virtual machine that you deployed in the previous Stage1.

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13 – Here you can configure NTP and SSH options.

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14 – And then you create a Single Sing-On Domain and name your site.

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15 – You can join the deployment to the CEIP.

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16 – Finally, the summary is shown in this Stage, click finish.

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Third, we deploy VCSA 6.7 folling these steps.

1 – Mount ISO file on your PC.

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2 – Navigate in this route vcsa-ui-intsaller\win32\installer.exe.

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3 – Stage 1: The installer is opened and click install.

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4 – This explain how your deployment is going to process, click next.

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5 – Accept the terms of the license agreement.

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6 – Here you choose the second component, in this case we are going to choose vCenter Server (Requires External Platform Services Controller).

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7 – Select the target host (Personally I recomend to use FQDN).

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8 – Here you choose the vCenter Server appliance name and its root password.

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9 – And then select the size of the vCenter Server you are going to deploy (for home lab I recomend Tiny size and default Storage size).

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10 – And then you can select the datastore (for home lab select ‘Enable Thin Disk Mode’)

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11 – Now you can configure vCenter Server virtual machine network settings.

Note: If you leave FQDN field empty, reverse lookup will try to identify the hostname associated with the IP.

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12 – Finally, the summary is shown in this Stage, click finish.

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13 –  Stage 2: Here you can setup the vCenter Server virtual machine that you deployed in the previous Stage1.

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14 – Here you can configure NTP and SSH options.

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15 – Here you provide the credential and FQDN of PSC deployed previously.

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16 – Finally, the summary is shown in this Stage, click finish.

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17 – And then log in with your administrator credentials.

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Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you next time.


 

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