Solved

vcenter installation

Posted on 2012-03-19
7
362 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-02
Can I install vcenter on any windows box ? or need to be done on windows 2008 server R2?
0
Comment
Question by:mokkan
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 286 total points
ID: 37738057
For version 4.1 or higher, it needs to be on a 64bit Windows OS version. But, yes, most any Win OS will be fine.
0
 
LVL 118

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 143 total points
ID: 37738066
Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2003 Server - 64 bit only.

No Windows XP or Windows 7 - Not Supported.
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 286 total points
ID: 37738183
Depending on the version, XP *is* supported. See pg. 3 of the Interop Matrix:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_compatibility_matrix.pdf

But, your best bet is to stick with a 'server' OS if possible.

~coolsport00
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:IanTh
IanTh earned 71 total points
ID: 37738227
I would just use a vm running win 7 thats setup to wake up / poweron if the host reboots
its not a broblem to use vcenter client on a vm as long as it can talk to the hosts
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 286 total points
ID: 37738250
VMware has an interactive Compat Guide (a bit tricky to use) that will also show you what's compatible with which version of vCenter:
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=17

~coolsport00

vCenterOScompat
0
 
LVL 118

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 143 total points
ID: 37738290
not for vSphere vCenter 5.0!

Windows XP should not be recommended.

(I don't do old legacy anymore!) Now 5.0 U1 has been released.
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 286 total points
ID: 37738324
As I mentioned above "depending on the version" since it wasn't explicitly mentioned...
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When we have a dead host and we lose all connections to the ESXi, and we need to find a way to move all VMs from that dead ESXi host.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
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…

912 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

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now