Deployment customization considerations

You must consider few limitations while customizing the deployment of virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

Appliance administrator user password

You must not use any spaces in the administrator password.

Appliance maintenance console credentials

You must access the maintenance console by using the maint user name. You can set the password for the maint user during deployment. You can use the Application Configuration menu of the maintenance console of your virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA to change the password.

vCenter Server administrator credentials

You can set the administrator credentials for the vCenter Server while deploying the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

If the password for the vCenter Server changes, then you can update the password for the administrator by using the following URL: https://<IP>:8143/Register.html where the IP address is of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA that you provide during deployment.

vCenter Server IP address

  • You should provide the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) of the vCenter Server instance to which you want to register the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

    The type of VSC and VASA certificates generated depends on the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) that you have provided during deployment. While deploying the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, if you have not entered any static IP details and your DHCP then the network provides both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • The virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA IP address used to register with vCenter Server depends on the type ofvCenter Server IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) entered in the deployment wizard.
    Both the VSC and VASA certificates will be generated using the same type of IP address used during vCenter Server registration.
    Note: : IPv6 is supported only with vCenter Server 6.7 and later.

Appliance network properties

If you are not using DHCP, specify a valid DNS hostname (unqualified) as well as the static IP address for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA and the other network parameters. All of these parameters are required for proper installation and operation.