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Hi,

I have ESX  installed on 1 host.  I am trying to get an instance of vCenter up using a vm, how can I do this without access to the vCenter console as it is not setup yet?

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Install the vmWare client and connect to the host directly. Create or import a VM from there.
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so install it remotely?
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by:Joseph Daly
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When you installed ESXI you should have specified an IP address and a root username/password.

If you install the Vcenter client on your computer you can connect to this IP address and enter the root username and password. This will connect you to the host directly from here you can build a VM on your ESXI host.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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see my EE Articles...step by step Tutorials, with screenshots....by the *ONLY* VMware SAVANT at EE!

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client

once you have connected, proceed, as you would when connected to vCenter Server, not written the Six Article in the Series yet, to come! (this week!)
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You will need a separate computer on which to install the vmWare client. Install the client, then start vmWare client and connect to the vmWare host computer. From there, you can create the vCenter VM on the host.
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