One of the first goal for 2018 is to pass my VCP7-CMA exam and thus I decided to set up a home lab on latest version of vRealize Automation i.e 7.3 and this post is all about my lab setup.
1: In my lab I am using vSphere 6.0 U3 and I have deployed 4 hosts and each host have 4 vCPU and 32 GB RAM.
2: Deployed vCSA 6.0 U3 (vCenter with Embedded PSC)
3: Purely using vDS (v6.0) in my lab and I have created port groups for separation of traffic. Each Esxi host have 4 NIC’s :
- vmnic0 for Management network : 192.168.109.X/24
- vmnic1 for vMotion network: : 192.168.108.X/24
- vmnic2 and vmnic3 for iSCSI storage connectivity: 192.168.106.X/24
4: Deployed openfiler and created 2 volumes. Both mapped to single target and servicing all 4 Esxi host that are in mgmt cluster. Thus each esxi host is mounting 2 luns from openfiler appliance.