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VMware – Cross-vCenter NSX (1/3) – How To Install Two External Platform Services Controller 6.0 – Enhanced Linked Mode

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Hello together,

i am actually preparing for my VCIX exam. I never find a complete “How To” which cover the whole Installation process for my lab and want to share my experience with you. This is the first Part of a Blog post series. I jumped over Steps which are not necessary to show!

Enhanced Linked Mode with two External Platform Controller

Agenda

1. Install DCA External Platform Service Controller (PSC) 6.0
– Create New SSO Domain

2. Install DCB External Platform Service Controller (PSC) 6.0
– Join DCA PSC SSO Domain

3. Install DCA vCenter Server (VCS) 6.0
– Join DCA PSC SSO Domain

4. Install DCB vCenter Server (VCS) 6.0
– Join DCB PSC SSO Domain

5. Licensing

6. Overview

Infrastructure Preparation

1. Prepare DNS Server

2. Create and test DNS A-Records for:
– External Platform Services Controller DCA
– External Platform Services Controller DCB
– vCenter Server DCA
– vCenter Server DCB

3. Prepare NTP Server or take a Public NTP Server

4. Disable Firewall between the Subnets

5. Download and Install 7-Zip

6. Download and unzip vCenter Server 6.0 ISO

7. Download and Install Mozilla Firefox Version 51.0 (32-Bit)
– It’s needed just for the Installation because it is the last Version with NPAPI Support.

8. Disable Mozilla Firefox Automatic Updates !

9. Install Client Integration Plugin

10. Open vcsa-setup.html with Mozilla Firefox Version 51.0 (32-Bit)

Install DCA External Platform Service Controller 6.0 – dca-psc01.layer8.one

1. Click Install

2. Choose Deployment Type

3. Create SSO Domain

4. Summary

Install DCB External Platform Service Controller 6.0 – dcb-psc01.layer8.one

1. Click Install

2. Choose Deployment Type

3. Join SSO Domain

4. Join existing Site

5. Summary

Install DCA vCenter Server 6.0 – dca-vcs01.layer8.one

1. Click Install

2. Choose Deployment Type

3. Summary

Install DCA vCenter Server 6.0 – dca-vcs01.layer8.one

1. Click Install

2. Choose Deployment Type

3. Summary

4. Licensing

5. Overview

Thats it, give a thump up an let a commentary if it was helpful 🙂

Go forward:
=> VMware – Cross-vCenter NSX (1/3) – How To Install Two External Platform Services Controller 6.0 – Enhanced Linked Mode
=> VMware – Cross-vCenter NSX (2/3) – How to Install Cross-vCenter NSX-Manager
=> VMware – Cross-vCenter NSX (3/3) – How to Configure Cross-vCenter NSX-Manager

 

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