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vcenter vcsa

What exactly is vcsa in relation to vcenter?

I thought vcenter was typically an application installed ontop of windows server OS - but these sounds linux'y.

Is this like the vcenter for linux - i.e. if you want to manage the vmware from a linux host as opposed to windows, or is the vcsa also installed on a windows server running vcenter, as perhaps a shell type command interface as opposed to the vcenter application GUI?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vcsa is an implementation of vCenter Server for Windows, but it's vCenter Server for Linux.

or, a vCenter Appliance.

It's a replacement for vCenter Server for Windows.

It comes as an applicance, OVA or OVF, and you download and install, give it an IP Address, and your down, it comes with it's own embedded Postgress database.

It was designed originally for smaller installations of VMware vSphere, but that has changed with 5.5.

So if you want to get up and running with vCenter Server, quickly and easily, and it does not require a Windows OS.

see here

http://www.vmware.com/products/vcenter-server/features.html

Downloading and deploying the vCenter Server Appliance 5.x
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