Installation and Configuration

Vcenter 6.7 installation


Pre-requisites

Because VMware vSphere infrastructure strongly depends on DNS, before proceeding with the installation of the vCSA you have to configure the A record in your DNS Server that points to the new vCenter Server. In your DNS Server create a new A record.

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Installing the vCenter 6.7

To perform a new install of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA), from the VMware website download the latest version of the vCSA in .ISO format The installation of the vCSA is a two stage process: ⦁ Stage 1 - Deployment ⦁ Stage 2 - Configuration Stage 1 begins deploying the vCenter Server. Stage 1 - Deploy appliance

If your OS is Windows, access the vcsa-ui-installer > win32 directory and run the installer.exe

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On the installation wizard, click Install to proceed with the installation of a new vCenter .

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Click Next

Accept the EULA then click Next.

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Select the deployment type. We can deploy a vCenter Server with an Embedded PSC suitable for medium to small environments or install a standalone PSC and vCenter Server for a more complex infrastructure.

Click Next.

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Specify the target ESXi host where to install the vCSA and enter the root credentials. Click Next

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Click Yes to accept the SSL certificate from the selected host.

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Enter the VM name for the Venter and type the password in the Set root password field. Click Next 

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Based on your environment, specify the Deployment size and the Storage size then click Next. On this Lab Deployment we are going to user Tiny

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Select the datastore to use and click Next.

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Configure the network settings and click Next

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The vCSA is deployed in the specified target system

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When Stage 1 has completed successfully, click Continue to continue the installation. You can also exit the wizard and continue the installation at any time by typing in your favorite browser the address reported in the window.

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Open a browser and open https://Vcenterip/FQDN:5480

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Stage 2 - Set Up the Vcenter Server When Stage 2 window is displayed, click Next to begin the configuration process.

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Because the infrastructure must be time synced to avoid authentication issues, specify the NTP Server and optionally enable the SSH access. Click Next

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Select the Create a new SSO domain option and type the SSO domain name. Specify the SSO password then click Next.

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Optionally join the CEIP then click Next.

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Click Finish 

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Click OK

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The setup process is being executed.

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When Stage 2 has successfully run, the vCSA deployment is complete. Click Close 

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To access the vCSA through the vSphere Client type the address https://IP or FQDN/

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Click Login.

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The vSphere Client 6.7 dashboard.

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