[VMware] How to install vCSA 6.5 & 6.7 on Workstation

step01. extract vCSA iso , into \vcsa\VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.7.0.12000-8832884_OVF10.ova

step02. Workstation open %\vcsa\VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.7.0.12000-8832884_OVF10.ova

step03.
匯入好之後暫不要開機

step04.
編輯 .vmx加入
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guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.addr.family = “ipv4″
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.mode = “static"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.pnid = “vcsa67.homelab.local"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.addr = “10.1.110.88″
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.prefix = “24″
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.gateway = “10.1.110.253″
guestinfo.cis.appliance.net.dns.servers = “10.1.130.1″
guestinfo.cis.appliance.root.passwd = “P@ssw0rd"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.ssh.enabled = “True"
guestinfo.cis.deployment.autoconfig = “True"
guestinfo.cis.appliance.ntp.servers = “time4.google.com"
guestinfo.cis.vmdir.password = “P@ssw0rd"
guestinfo.cis.vmdir.site-name = “default-site"
guestinfo.cis.vmdir.domain-name = “homelab.local"
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PS: 發現以上有餵食失敗幾行 e.g.
guestinfo.cis.appliance.root.passwd = “P@ssw0rd"
guestinfo.cis.vmdir.password = “P@ssw0rd"
在開機後會發現密碼無法登入需重新reset

step05.Power-on vCSA

step06.Waiting os enter success

step07.Reset root password

step08.登入時看到畫面按下 ‘e’

step09.在 Linux開頭最後面按下 end 跳到後面 加入 rw init=/bin/bash

step10.按下 ‘F10’ boot

step11. // 建議作一下免後重置密碼無效
> ls -sh /var/log/audit
rm /var/log/audit/*.log

step12.
> whoami // check account is root
> passwd

step13.
umount /

step14.
reboot -f

step15.
confirm root account can login

step17.
https://10.1.110.88:5480 // start initiate

step18.
需調入 SSO domain , 最後即需一段時間即完成stage2

Done.


Reference:

  1. vmwarearena – How to Deploy vCenter Server appliance 6.5 on VMware Workstation 14
  2. enterprisedaddy – Deploy VCSA 6.5 on Workstation
  3. VMware KB: 2147144 – How to reset the lost or forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5