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Note: this is an example for reference only please use the VxRail installation procedures & services provided by Dell.

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering VCF On VxRail 4.5. The following post provides an example walkthrough covering the process of deploying a VI Workload Domain using the new UI for Workflow Optimization method introduced in VCF 4.5. UI for WFO (Workflow Optimization) will add simplicity when deploying new WLD’s enabling configuration to take place within one UI. Custom user-defined cluster names and custom user-defined VDS and port group names. This method combines some tasks traditionally completed by jumping between the VxRail Manager UI and the SDDC Manager UI.

You can view a list of prerequisites and an overview of the procedure on the VMware site here.

Note: this is an example for reference only please use the VxRail Solve installation procedures provided by Dell.

SDDC Manager – Pre-Reqs

Ensure to complete the following from within SDDC Manager UI:

  • Licensing details entered correctly
  • Repository logins authenticated successfully
  • Download NSX-T Manager bundle

Deploy VI WLD Using WFO

The following input values are required as per the process of creating a VI WLD from the SDDC Manager UI:

  • VI WLD Name
  • DC Name
  • vCenter Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
  • ESXi hosts, VxRail Manager, and NSX Manager instances (IP & FQDN resolvable)
  • vCenter IP address, netmask and gateway
  • Root Password
  • NSX Host Overlay Network (DHCP server if using)

Change the VxRail Manger IP address & confirm discovery of hosts:

Update VxRail Manager Certificate with the correct Hostname by logging into VxRail Manager via ssh with mystic followed by su. cd /mystic dir and run the following script:

./generate_ssl.sh hostname.domain.local

Login to SDDC Manager UI and complete the UI for WFO procedure to create a new VI WLD as per this example:

In Part5 I will walkthrough the deployment of an VI WLD leveraging the Script for WFO method!

Note: this is an example for reference only please use the VxRail installation procedures provided by Dell.

Thanks for reading!

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