Vmware SRM 5.1 SQL setup

Hi all,

Trying to setup SRM 5.1 in my vmware enviroment. I have found some helpful guides but im struggling with the SQL setup. Im going to install SRM on a different VM (not on the vcenter server)  with SQL express installed locally. The bit I dont understand is setting the DSN and where they should point to? Does the DSN have to configured on the SRM server to point to itself or does it have to point to the Vcenter server?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The DSN is pointed to the database, where ever the database is located.

So you will need to create the System DSN on the SRM Server, pointing to itself.
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MattAuthor Commented:
OK, but if I look at this guide - step 14. It looks like he is configuring the DSN to look at the Vcenter server? Is this incorrect?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if the database is on the vCenter Server this is correct.

where is your database ?
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MattAuthor Commented:
Ah I see.

I installed the SQL express on the SRM server. So I have to point it to itself then.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That is correct.
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MattAuthor Commented:
When I try and configure DSN I cannot choose the database. I t get the following error: I appreciate I may need to post this in the SQL section.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
could be incorrect user id, setup incorrect, permissions issue
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MattAuthor Commented:
Care to elaborate on that or perhaps point in the direction of a guide? My SQL knowledge is very limited.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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MattAuthor Commented:
Thats the one I followed!
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MattAuthor Commented:
Sorted. Needed to put in teh server\sqlinstance rather than choosing local. Also had to enable named pipes protocal.
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