VIRTUAL LAB – PART 5 – vCenter Setup

So my VCSA is now up and running, I just need to go into vCenter and do some config

  • Licenses
  • Create Datacenter, add Hosts etc..

First thing to do is log in using URL structure: https://<IP of vcsa>//vsphere-client/?csp

NOTE: If you just go to the IP of your vCenter it will give you options to use either HTML5 or Flash

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I selected the Flash client which uses the URL above

To login the Username structure is administrator@domainname

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License

First thing I see is Expired or Expiring Licenses – now I have these from my VMUG Advantage so I will enter these by selecting Manage your licenses

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Select Licenses and the Green Plus Icon to enter your licenses and click Next

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The next screen will Validate these and give you the chance to rename – click Next and confirm with Finish

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Im now licensed for my vCenter instance and also 6 CPUs worth of ESXi

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Create Datacenter, add Hosts etc..

Select the Home button and select Hosts and Clusters

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First thing to do is Create Datacenter – select the link

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Give it a name and click OK

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Once that is complete, select Add a host

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Enter the Host name or IP and click Next

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Enter Admin (ESXi root) credentials and click Next

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Select Yes for the Security Alert

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Click Next on the Summary

I assigned my vSphere License on the Next step and selected Next

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I left Lockdown Mode Disabled and clicked Next

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I left the defaults for VM location and clicked Next

And selected Finish

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Repeat for all hosts.  Now I have my 2 ESX Hosts in vCenter and I will look to do the Networking and Storage soon

 

 

 

 

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