If MS SQL Express and VMware VCenter Server 6 are to be run on the same Windows 2008 R2 server, and MS SQL Express will be used for other applications and purposes other than VCenter, what must be done to get the two to co-exist and what is the best order to install them ? Does the SQL Express included with VCenter only support VCenter ? Or can it be used with other apps ?
Apparently a site had a working VCenter Server 6 and then installed MS SQL Express for a separate application (as the MS SQL Server Express Management Console and other tools were needed), and the installation wiped-out the VCenter Server SQL DB. TIA for any help getting these two apps to coexist.