Deployment configuration worksheet

Use this worksheet to record values for the settings that you will need to deploy the vSAN cluster.

ThinkAgile VX deployer

The following settings are required for the VX Deployer.

Property

Description

Example

Value

Deployer Hostname (without DNS suffix)

Host name portion of the Deployer appliance VM.

vxdeployer

 

DNS domain name

Domain name suffix

prod.acme.com

 

External Network IP

IPv4 address of the external network interface of the appliance. This is the IP address you will use to access the VX Deployer user interface. This is also the interface used by the VX deployer to to access vCenter and the ESXi hosts that are being installed.

10.0.10.5

 

External Network Net mask

Net mask for the IPv4 address of the external interface.

255.255.255.0

 

External Network Gateway

Gateway IPv4 address for the external interface.

10.0.10.1

 

XCC Network IP

IPv4 address of the internal network interface used to access the XCC modules.

192.168.10.5

 

XCC Network Net mask

Net mask for the IPv4 address of the XCC interface.

255.255.255.0

 

DNS Server #1

Primary DNS server IP address.

10.0.10.100

 

DNS Server #2

Secondary DNS server IP address (optional)

10.0.10.101

 

XClarity Controller (BMC) and ESXi

The following settings are required for the XClarity Controller(BMC) and ESXi hosts.
Properties

Appliance 1

Appliance 2

Appliance 3

Appliance 4

Serial number        
XClarity Controller (BMC)
IP address        
Net mask        
Gateway        
VLAN (native)        
Default credentials        
Desired credentials        
ESXi
Host name        
IP address        
Net mask        
Gateway        
Note:
  • The information on service labels are helpful for support technicians to identify your products and provide faster services. After receiving the product, peel the labels away and store them in a safe place.

    • The machine type and serial number are on the ID label of each product.

    • The BMC network access label is attached on the top side of the pull-out information tab.

  • The new credentials should be the same for all hosts.

Global Network

Deployer Page Number

Name of the Deployer page

Type

Values

4

Network Services

Primary and secondary (optional) DNS servers IP addresses

 

Primary and secondary (optional) NTP servers IP addresses

 

5

New or Existing vCenter

vCenter hostname (if installing a new vCenter) during deployment

Valid FQDN name

5

New or Existing vCenter

vCenter hostname (if installing a new vSAN cluster in an existing vCenter)

Valid FQDN name

7

Cluster Hierarchy

Valid Region and Site Name Strings

<< Could be any user specified string >>

vSAN cluster implementation

Virtual Appliances (VMs)

 

IPv4 IP address

Host name

User ID

Password

XClarity Integrator (optional)

       

Infrastructure

Domain

 

DNS/NTP

 

Default Gateway