Installing Pivotal Platform on vSphere
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This guide describes how to install Pivotal Platform on vSphere.
If you experience a problem while following the steps below, see Diagnosing Problems in Pivotal Platform or the Known Issues sections of the following topics:
Ops Manager v2.8 Release Notes in the Ops Manager documentation
Pivotal Application Service v2.8 Release Notes in the PAS documentation
Pivotal Isolation Segment v2.8 Release Notes in the PAS documentation
Pivotal Application Service for Windows v2.8 Release Notes in the PASW documentation
Release Notes in the Enterprise PKS documentation
This section describes the resource requirements for installing Pivotal Platform.
Note: If you are using the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch, see Using the Cisco Nexus 1000v Switch with Ops Manager for more information.
Note: When installing Ops Manager on a vSphere environment with multiple ESXi hosts, you must use network-attached or shared storage devices. Local storage devices do not support sharing across multiple ESXi hosts.
You can install Pivotal Platform with one of two runtimes. For more information about the requirements for each runtime, see the following:
- Pivotal Application Service (PAS): PAS on vSphere Requirements. For information requirements when deploying with NSX-T, see Requirements in Deploying PAS with NSX-T Networking.
- Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS):
- Without NSX-T: vSphere Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- With NSX-T: See the Preparing to Install Enterprise PKS on vSphere with NSX-T section of Installing Enterprise PKS on vSphere with NSX-T Data Center.
Ops Manager requires read/write permissions to the data center level of the vSphere Inventory Hierarchy to successfully install. Pivotal recommends defining a custom role for the service account that has all privileges for all objects in the data center, including propagating privileges to children.
Since Ops Manager passes all required credentials through to BOSH, you only need one service account with the required vSphere privileges to complete the installation. Setting up separate service accounts for Ops Manager and BOSH is not necessary or recommended.
For more information about service account requirements, see the following topics:
- PAS: vSphere Service Account Requirements
- Enterprise PKS: Create the BOSH/Ops Manager Service Account section of Preparing vSphere Before Deploying Enterprise PKS
Note: You can also apply the default VMware Administrator System Role to the service account to achieve the appropriate permission level.
- vSphere Security guide (PDF)
This guide contains best practices for securing and managing a vSphere installation.
This section describes the steps for installing Pivotal Platform.
Complete the following procedures to install Ops Manager on vSphere:
See the following topics for additional configuration options:
After completing the procedures above, configure a runtime for Pivotal Platform. You can install the PAS runtime or the Enterprise PKS runtime.
For information about installing and configuring a runtime, see the following:
- Enterprise PKS:
- Installing and Configuring TAS for VMs on Windows
- Installing Small Footprint TAS for VMs