Solved

How to install VMWare vCentre Server

Posted on 2009-07-09
5
501 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi All

I currently have two ESXi 3.5 hosts in my IT Infrastructure.

I have been given the go ahead by the Director to purchase VMware vCentre server foundation and was wondering how I would go about installing it in our current environment.

Can anyone advise?

0
Comment
Question by:Mr_OCD
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
za_mkh earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
You would need a Windows (XP, 2003, 2008) server. Should have at least 2GB of RAM and 20GB of space. If you install / use VMWare Update Manager, you will need an additional 100GB of space for all the updates.
The VC server can be virtual but my personal preference is to keep it physical for your your environment. The standard vCenter Server installs a SQL Express instance for the VC database which will be more than sufficient for your needs.
Once it is installed, you add the two ESX servers to your VC ... and away you go !
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:za_mkh
Comment Utility
I forgot.
It will also install the Licence Manager which manages licensing for your ESX hosts, so once your have purchased VC, register it with your VMware.com account (if bought via a third party), downloaded the licence file from the VMware.com website and load it onto your VC center. The product documentation explains this whole process.
 
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:ryder0707
Comment Utility
you can create a vm, install OS etc. windows 2003 then install vcenter there
it doesn't need to be super fast machine, most important is having good backup of the database
the best thing is read http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_esx_vc_installation_guide.pdf
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Mr_OCD
Comment Utility
Excellent! Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:Mr_OCD
Comment Utility
Does the server need to be 64bit?
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

This is an issue that we can get adding / removing permissions in the vCSA 6.0. We can also have issues searching for users / groups in the AD (using your identify sources). This is how one of the ways to handle this issues and fix it.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now