• Installation media:
  1. vSphere Hypervisor 7
  2. vCenter Server 7

Setting up a VM (node1 & node2):

Open VMware Workstation and create a new VM...

Now this procedure needs to be done again for the other node.

Installing ESXI:

This operation needs to be done again for the other node as well.

Configuration ESXI:

1.Creating an additional datastore:

Installing vCenter

Phase 1:

Phase 2:


"Out of many trial runs one of them was to specify the DNS Server IP as itself (i.e. same IP as VCSA IP. In my case it is and what do I see , it worked perfectly fine."



Link 1 - How to Build a vSphere 7.0 Home Lab: Complete Walkthrough

Link 2 - A Guide to VMware vSphere 7.0 Installation and Setup

VC 6.5 Install failure - identity management service error on first boot
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