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How to install VMWare vCentre Server

Mr_OCD
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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?

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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.
 
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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

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Excellent! Thanks

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Does the server need to be 64bit?
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