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Vcenter 5.5 install on Windows 7

Posted on 2013-10-23
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Has anyone successfully installed Vcenter 5.5 on a Windows 7 machine?

I have to upgrade an existing client to 5.5 from 5.1 but the usual methods of overriding the MSI files isn't working.

When it goes to install the VMware TC server is dies, saying it needs to be installed on Server 2008. Anyway I can override?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Installing vCenter Server on Windows 7 is not supported. It will not install.

You have got very few options to install vCenter Server 5.5, these are

Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008 R2 SP1 and 2008 SP2 (64 bit).

see here

Check the VMware HCL (Hardware Compatability Lists) here

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

I would recommend a NEW Installation rather than an upgrade, due to recent issues with upgrade failures.
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