VC install in Linked mode

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-09-14

We have a single VC server (VM - windows based) ver 5.1, and we wish to create a High availability for him.
What are the requirements for Linked mode (License, Installation procedure, Networking etc....)?

Question by:IT_Group1
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    Accepted Solution

    You will require another License for vCenter Server.

    You must be using vCenter Server Standard License.

    Pre-reqs are here

    BUT, what do you intend to do with it....

    because usually you Link vCenter Servers across sites to provide easier management.....

    It's not going to give you HA.... ?

    there are other fucntions that can provide HA.....

    Is vCenter Server currently virtual ?

    Do you use HA ?

    Do you use DRS ?

    Do you use FT ?

    You could have used...

    vCenter Server Heartbeat,

    VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat is a software product that protects vCenter Server against outages–from application, operating system, hardware and network failures to external events–regardless of whether vCenter Server is deployed on a physical or virtual machine.

    BUT, it was discontinued this year in June 2014!


    Author Comment

    Hi Andrew,
    We'll implement HA (no DRS though).
    Can I use vSphere replication?

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    Assisted Solution

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Yes, you can use vSphere Replication which will make a backup of the VM (replica).

    Author Comment

    Very good.
    Does in included in the Essentials PLUS bundle ?
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Yes - vSphere Replication is included with Essentials PLUS

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