Module 2 Task 4

Task 4: Deploy the HCX OVA to On-Premises vCenter

Deploy HCX OVA

In this step, we will deploy the HCX VM with the configuration from the On-Premises VMware Lab Environment section.

Option 1: Deploy OVA from download.

Step 1: Deploy OVF Template

  1. Right-click Cluster-1.
  2. Click Deploy OVF Template.

Step 2: Select the OVA Template

  1. Click the button to point to the location of the downloaded OVA for HCX.
  2. Click NEXT.

Step 3: Name the HCX Connector VM

  1. Give your HCX Connector a name: HCX-OnPrem-XY, where X is your group number and Y is your participant number.
  2. Click NEXT.

Step 4: Assign the network to your HCX Connector VM

Keep the defaults for:

  • Compute Resource
  • Review details
  • License agreements (Accept)
  • Storage (LabDatastore)
  1. Click to select management network.
  2. Click NEXT.

Step 5: Customize template

PropertyValue
HostnameSuggestion: HCX-OnPrem-XY) Note: Do not leave a space in the name as this causes the webserver to fail)
CLI “admin” User Password/root PasswordMSFTavs1!
Network 1 IPv4 Address10.X.Y.9
Network 1 IPv4 Prefix Length27
Default IPv4 Gateway10.X.Y.1
DNS Server list1.1.1.1

Once done, navigate to Menu > VM’s and Templates > Power on the newly created HCX Manager VM. The boot process may take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Option 2: Deploy HCX from Content Library

Step 1: Create new VM from Template

  1. Once the import is completed from the previous task, click Templates.
  2. Right Click the imported HCX template.
  3. Click New VM from This Template.

Step 2: Select a Name and Folder

  1. Give your HCX Connector a name: HCX-OnPrem-XY, where X is your group number and Y is your participant number.
  2. Click NEXT.

Step 3: Assign a Network to the HCX Connector VM

The name of the management network might be different in your lab environment. For example: OnPrem-management-x-y. That is okay, please select it and proceed.

Keep the defaults for:

  • Compute Resource
  • Review details
  • License agreements (Accept)
  • Storage (LabDatastore)
  1. Click to select management network.
  2. Click NEXT.

Step 4: Customize Template

Enter the following details next, Use X as your group number, Y as your participant number.

PropertyValue
HostnameAny name (Suggestion: HCX-ManagerXY) Note: Do not leave a space in the name as this causes the webserver to fail)
CLI “admin” User Password/root PasswordMSFTavs1!
Network 1 IPv4 Address10.X.Y.9
Network 1 IPv4 Prefix Length27
Default IPv4 Gateway10.X.Y.1
DNS Server list1.1.1.1

Once done, navigate to Menu > VM’s and Templates > Power on the newly created HCX Manager VM. The boot process may take 10-15 minutes to complete.


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