Configuring a new VMware vCenter Server environment

You can deploy a new vCenter Server environment as part of the NetApp HCI installation process by providing some of the network information that vCenter Server should use. Note that if you configure vCenter Server using an IP address, the address cannot be changed after installation.

Before you begin

You have obtained the network information for the planned vCenter Server deployment.


  1. Select which version of vCenter Server the system should install during deployment.
  2. Configure the new vCenter Server using one of the following options:
    Option Steps
    Use a domain name (recommended).
    1. Select Configure Using a Fully Qualified Domain Name.
    2. Enter the vCenter Server domain name in the vCenter Server Fully Qualified Domain Name field.
    3. Enter the DNS server IP address in the DNS Server IP Address field.
    4. Click Continue.
    Use an IP address.
    1. Select Configure Using an IP Address.
    2. Click Continue.