In the previous post I discussed the reference architecture and design tips for the PSC. Here are all the posts in the series:
- Part 1 Design for Platform services controller
- Part 2 Installing Platform services controller
- Part 3 Setting up replication on the platform services controller
In this article I will setup four platform services controllers at two sites. In my home lab I didn’t want to create complexity by using two different routed networks so I left them on the same subnet but created two sites inside the domain. By the end of this article I will have created:
Four PSC’s at two sites. So lets get into the install:
I will use the 6.0 appliance for this article.
Connect to the ESXi host:
Name here is the name that
Choose a PSC
Creating a new SSO domain and calling it vsphere.local with the site name of site1
I changed the IP after this screenshot so it should read 192.168.10.160 and because it’s a demo I am syncing with my ESXi host.. in a real situation you want to sync with NTP.
After installer is complete try to visit the web page for the newly installed PSC.
I enabled ssh (if you
Change the directory to /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/
The command showpartners shows the replication partners (which don’t exist yet)
We are going to join current domain I will not repeat screen shots that
Here we are joining the PSC domain and entering the name of it’s initial replication partner:
Notice how it pulls the site names out of psc1