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vCenter on Windows or Linux?

Posted on 2014-01-27
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I am building a two-node, SAN storage system, using VMWare vSphere Essentials Plus Kit.

My question is, should the vCenter VM that I build to manage this system be on a Windows VM or a Linux VM?

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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It's a matter or personal choice, and a Windows OS License.

vCenter Server for Windows Server, is preferred by some, because it also give them the ability

1. to use the same server for Update Manager for Windows.

there is no Update Manager for the Linux VM Appliance, so you would still need to install on a Windows Server,

2. Some prefer the appliance, because it gives them a quick start, although it does not take long to install vCenter Server for Windows.

We've always prefered vCenter Server for Windows.

Do you also have good Windows or Linux skills, could change which platform you use?
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by:doeweb
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Agreed with Andrew.

Additionally if its a small environment and MS licensing is an issue then I would proceed with the vCenter 5.5 appliance it's very simple to implement and update going forward.

I wrote up quick steps on how to setup recently:

http://www.sysadminpro.org/Blog/Post/3/VMware-vCenter-5-5-Quick-Setup-and-Configuration
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by:Elmar-H
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Butt, if you have a large environment... The appliance only supports oracle database.

Greets
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The OP, is using Essentials Plus, so limited to only 3 hosts, well within the capacity of VMware vCenter Appliance for Linux!
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