This chapter provides guidance on creating a VxRail Virtual Infrastructure (VI) workload domain before adding a cluster. Deploy the vCenter server and make the domain ready for the cluster addition.
Note: You can only perform one workload domain operation at a time. For example, when creating a workload domain, you cannot add a cluster to any other workload domain.
- On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click + Workload Domain and then select VI-VxRail Virtual Infrastructure Setup.
- Type a name for the VI workload domain, such as W02. The name must contain between 3 and 20 characters.
- Type a name for the organization that will use the virtual infrastructure, such as Dell. The name must contain between 3 and 20 characters.
- Click Next.
- On the Computer page, enter the vCenter IP address, 172.16.11.67, and DNS name, sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
Note: Before updating the IP address in the wizard, ensure that you have reserved the IP addresses in DNS.
- Type 255.255.255.0 and 172.16.11.253 the vCenter subnet mask and default gateway.
- Type and retype the vCenter root password.
- Click Next.
- At the Review step of the wizard, shown in Figure 24, scroll down the page to review the information.
- Click Finish to start the creation process.
Figure 24. VxRail VI Configuration review
The Workload Domains page displays with a notification that the VI workload domain is being added.
- Click View Task Status to view the domain creation tasks and sub-tasks. The status is active until the primary cluster is added to the domain.