Validating the deployment

After completing the deployment, the vSAN cluster should be available.

Log in to vCenter and verify the following:

vCenter Server

Follow the steps below to validate the setup.

  1. Login to the newly deployed vCenter server (if you selected the option to install a new vCenter during deployment), or an existing vCenter server in which a new vSAN cluster has been deployed.

  2. Verify that:

    • New Datacenter appears in the inventory (Ignore this item if you are using an existing Datacenter).

    • New vSAN cluster appears in the inventory.

    • All ESXi hosts appears under the newly created vSAN cluster.

    • vCenter Server virtual machine appears under the newly created vSAN cluster.

    • No alerts is displayed for the hosts or vSAN cluster.



vSAN cluster

vSAN Cluster Services

  1. Select the newly created vSAN cluster in the inventory. The cluster tab page appears.

  2. Choose Configure > vSAN > Services. The vSAN Services tab page appears.

  3. Verify the settings for the services.



vSAN Datastore

  1. Select Storage from the Menu drop-down box or from the inventory. Then, select the target Datacenter.

  2. Choose vSAN Datastore > Configure.

  3. Verify the settings for the storage properties under the tab page.



vSAN Disk Group Configuration

  1. Select the newly created vSAN cluster in the inventory. The cluster tab page appears.

  2. Choose Configure > vSAN > Disk Management. The Disk Management tab page appears.

  3. Verify the settings for the disks.



vSAN Health Monitoring

  1. Select the newly created vSAN cluster in the inventory. The cluster tab page appears.

  2. Choose Monitor > vSAN > Skyline Health. The Skyline Health tab page appears.

  3. Check the cluster health status. You should not see any failures on the tests conducted. If there are failures, examine the failures and the suggested remediation.



Distributed Virtual Switches

Verify the network configuration and distributed vSwitch configuration.

If your servers have four network interfaces wired, then the deployer will configure two distributed virtual switches and configure the management/user traffic on the first DVswitch and the vSAN traffic on the second DVswitch.

If the servers only have two network interfaces wired, then the deployer will configure a single DVswitch and configure all traffic on that switch.