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HOW TO: Add VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 Hosts to VMware vSphere vCenter Server 7.0

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
In this video, I will show you how to HOW TO: Add VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 Host to VMware vSphere vCenter Server 7.0, with some helpful tips along the way. Did I mention DNS and A records ?

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on  HOW TO: Add VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi Hosts to VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.0

Video Steps

1. Connect to vCenter Server 7.0.

Using a web browser, enter the fully qualified domain name of the vCenter Server 7.0 in the URL.

2. Privacy Notice.

If using the VMware self-signed certificate (the default), click Accept to proceed.

3. Launch vSphere Client (HTML5)

Click the Launch vSphere Client (HTML5) button.

4. Enter SSO credentials

Enter the Administrator@vsphere.local username and password.

5. Create a Datacenter

Right-click and create a Datacenter.

6. Add a Host

Right-click and a host using it's fully qualified domain name.
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Make sure your ESXi server is up to date with the current firmware with - 5 Easy steps to upgrade VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 GA to ESXi 7.0b Build 16324942.
According to VMware KB 84339, if the iSCSI adapter IQN is not the user setting then it is auto-generated by ESXi, and the IQN may change post upgrade.