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How to install vCSA 6 Step by Step ?

VMware vCSA is an Appliance of vCenter server which is alternative option to Windows vCenter server. VMware vCSA 6.0 is the latest version of Appliance. It is most robust & scalable. vCSA provides the same options provided by windows based vCenter Server.

Note: VMware vCSA requires minimum 8GB of RAM in ESXi host to deploy successfully.

VCSA Installation Step by Step :-

Step 1:
Download the vCSA ISO from VMware.
Mount iso to CD/DVD drive.
First you have to install the VMware Client Integration Plugin which you can find in CD/DVD > vcsa folder

Step 2:
Click on the vcsa-setup.html to start the process it will open the browser & ask for VMware client integration plugin if already installed you will get below screen.

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Step 3:
Click Install to proceed.

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Step 4:

Accept the license agreement & Click Next to proceed.

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Step 5:

Provide the Target server where you want to deploy vCSA which will be your ESXi server.
Provide the FQDN or IP.
Provide the Username & Password.
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 6:

It will show the Certificate Warning check & verify  your SHA1 thumbprint & press Yes to accept.

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Step 7:

Provide the Appliance Name.Default user is root.
Provide the Password.
Click Next to proceed.
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Step 8:

Choose the Deployment Type.
You can either install Embedded vCenter server with Platform service controller or You can choose the External.
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 9:

Setup Single Sign-On .
You can create new or you can join SSO domain to your existing vCenter Server.
Choose Create new SSO & provide the details such as SSO password, SSO Domain & SSO Site Name.
Click Next to proceed.
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Step 10:

Choose the Appliance Size according to your virtual infrastructure & Click Next to proceed.

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Step 11:

Choose the datastore for vCSA.
You can either choose local datastore or you can choose SAN,NAS or any other you have. Check the box enable Thin Disk Mode & Click Next to proceed.

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Step 12:

Configure the Database.
You can either use embedded database (PostgresSQL) or you can use Oracle Database.
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 13:

Network Settings.
Provide the Network configuration such as IP, FQDN, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS Server.
You can also configure Time Sync with esxi or provide the NTP Server.

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Step 14:
Here review & verify all the configuration you have done before starting the installation & click Finish to start the Installation.

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Step 15:

You have successfully installed vCSA.
Click Close to close the installer.

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That’s it You have successfully installed vCSA.
You can access the web client using the Link provided in the completion window.
For e.g
https://ServerName or IP/vSphere-client

 

Checkout our post on What is vCSA ?

Checkout our post on How to install vCenter Server 6 Step by Step ?

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server’s, Linux Server’s.

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