Install and Configure vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.1.8

In this post, I will be installing and configuring vSphere Data Protection 6.1.8 in vCenter 6.5 Environment

first, login into the vCenter 6.5 web client (flash) and Deploy the ova template and select the VDP.ova file to deploy.

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Select the Storage (Datastore) you want to deploy this appliance in and click Next
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Select the Network where you want to Deploy this appliance and click Next
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Provide the Network details such as DNS servers, IP address, Subnet mask, the default gateway of the appliance and click Next

Check all the information entered and click finish for the VM to be deployed in the environment.

Once the appliance is deployed, power in ON

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Once the appliance is powered on, go to the web browser to https://Appliance_IP_Address_or_FQDN:8543/vdp-configure to start the configuration of VDP

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In the Web UI, login as root and the default password is changeme , login into the web UI and change the root password

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Check the Network settings as these settings will be automatically populated from the values you set while deploying the appliance

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Provide a new root password for the VDP appliance
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Once you enter the details of the External PSC under SSO FQDN you can hit ‘Test Connection’

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We now create new storage as this is the first VDP appliance being deployed

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Click Yes to start the configuration
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Once the process completes, the appliance will restart and you can get into the main Web UI
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Use this URL to get into the VDP Configuration Web UI

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This is the UI you see when you login into the vCenter Web Client and click on VDP menu item
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SSO Server test failed when Configuring VDP 6.1.8 during vCenter Registration

Recently, I came across an issue while configuring a new instance of VDP 6.1.8 appliance while performing vCenter Registration to the vCenter appliance 6.5 with an external Platform Services Controller.

below is the error message I have been getting

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I have provided the administrator account user credentials to the VCSA (vCenter server) with the default ports but still received the error.

Upon some deep troubleshooting, found out that the SSO server is the Platform Services Controller (PSC) since my environment had an external PSC and here is how you resolve this issue:

De-select the checkbox “Use vCenter for SSO authentication”, and add the Platform Services Controller hostname/IP in the new SSO entry line.

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Now, you can test the connection and it will be a success

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This is how the issue was resolved. Hope it helps someone out there.

This is with VDP version 6.1.8 connecting to VCSA 6.5 with External PSC