VMware® vCenter Server™ 6.0 Deployment From Scratch on Windows Server 2012 Box

Dear All Experts,

I need your help  to deploy the VMware® vCenter Server™ 6.0 from scratch ( Including  ,VC DB Creation, etc All)  on Windows box,

I have one Windows Box with 2012 OS & SQL 2012, I need to install VMware® vCenter Server™ 6.0 on this box please help me how to deploy the v center Step by Step as per the good standards.
MyadiCloud ArchitectAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you want to use SQL Full Edition 2012, and a Windows 2012 OS?

How many hosts and VMs ?

You may be well advised to use the vCenter Appliance ?

Derek Seaman's Blog is the best resource in 14 parts, see here

http://www.derekseaman.com/2015/02/vsphere-6-0-install-pt-1-introduction.html
MyadiCloud ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew Hancock,

Thanks for your reply , Please find the below answers and my comments & Requirement.

1.Do you want to use SQL Full Edition 2012, and a Windows 2012 OS?

Answer : Yes we have already installed SQL Full Edition 2012 & Windows 2012 OS on server end.

2.How many hosts and VMs ?

Answer : Its a New Setup 2 ESX Hosts & 10-15 Vm's & V Center License is Standard .

3.You may be well advised to use the vCenter Appliance ?

Answer : No Appliance , I need to install on Windows Box by using the binaries :VMware-VIMSetup-all-6.0.0-2656757

Please help me to deploy the v-center 6.0 from scratch , Including VC database creation Etc.Step By Step with best practices and standards.

Thanks,
Madan.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Was the link to fellow VMware vExpert Derek Seaman's website, detailing a 14 part guide to installing, vSphere, vCenter Server for Windows, Certificates required and SQL database creation, not detailed enough for you ?

Derek Seaman's Blog is the best resource in 14 parts, see here

http://www.derekseaman.com/2015/02/vsphere-6-0-install-pt-1-introduction.html
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MyadiCloud ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew Hancock,

Regret for the Delay, The link which was provided by you in the above comments was not up to the mark. However I am Posting the Question to you Again and expecting the good resolution which could helpful for me.

How to Deploy the VMware® vCenter Server™ 6.0 from scratch (Including, VC DB Creation, etc.)  On Windows box, Please refer the attached PPT for clear Understanding and I am choosing the attached PPT Vmware Topology, Please provide the correct solution with best Vmware standards and Best Practices as per industry standards.

Database Query.

I need one information clearly how many database instance's has been required for V-Sphere 6.0 Installation.?

Answer:

I have performed the VSphere 6.0 installation on my test box and we have created a VC-database on the same server (Refer PPT) while installation we have pointed the same database and the installation has been done successfully, did it will create another database automatically for SSO? Or else it will use the same VC Database which we have pointed, please confirm from your end and confirm is it a best practice as per the industry standards?

Please help me for providing the best solution.

Thanks for Understanding and patience.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server, requires a single database.
MyadiCloud ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks for Confirming How about the SSO Database ?

Have you understand my architecture Diagram ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is nothing to your diagram, it's basic, and standard.

vCenter Server as a VM or physical server, hosted on an ESXi Server, using an SQL database on a physical server.

We deploy ALL virtual, SQL Server, Windows Server, so vCenter Server is virtual, and we've been doing this for over 10 years.
MyadiCloud ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your answer

How about the SSO Database did it will create another database automatically for SSO while performing the VSphere installation? Or Else it will use the VC Database? Please Confirm.

Few of my friends are saying that VC Database is Separate and SSO Database is Separate, Which Means that VC Database will created initially by us and we will start installation and we will point the same database at the time of installation (This Part I am Clear), But when coming to the SSO database it will automatically created by VSphere during installation process is that statement is Correct or Wrong Please Suggest.

Please provide your valuable comments.

Thanks,
S.Madan.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
In answer to your question it depends, on how you install it, it could be the same database as vCenter Server, or it could be a separate database for SSO.

You can use either an existing database, or a dedicated SSO database.

So you friends are right or wrong.

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