Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

VCSA i.e. vCenter Server Appliance is pre-configured linux virtual machine which is bundled with VMware vCenter Server. Here we are deploying VCSA with embedded PSC.

Download the VCSA ISO from VMware website and then extract the files from ISO

Here I am going to show how to install VCSA using windows machine

Navigate to ~vcsa-ui-installerwin32 in it run the installer as administrator

Click install to start the process

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller
Click Next
Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller
Accept End user License Agreement and click Next

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Here I am installing vCenter server with Embedded PSA so keep it default and click Next

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Enter the Esxi host or vCenter server details with credentials where you want to deploy VCSA then click Next

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller
Click Yes for certificate warning.
Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

NOTE: This certificate warning we are getting because I don't have valid certificate installed in my Esxi server. If you have valid certificate installed you will not get this warning

Once you click Yes it will validate the credentials and prompt to next window
Provide the VM name and assign the root password for VCSA and click Next

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Select deployment size according to your requirement and click next.
NOTE : If you are not sure keep it as default

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Select the datastore where you want to deploy VCSA and click Next.
NOTE: Check the box for Enable Thin Disk Mode if you want to use thin provisioning

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Select the Network and fill all the networking parameters required. You can enter the System name if you have valid hostname entry in your DNS server or else you can leave it empty and it will be automatically field with your provided IP address.

Click Next

Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

Review all the settings and for any mistakes go back and re enter. once you click Finish you will be not able to change some of the parameters. click Finish


Once you click Finish it will start deploying the VCSA in the provided host and it should be finished with below screen if everything goes well.
Step by Step Guide to Install and configure VCSA 6.5 with Embedded Platform Service Controller

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