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Hi,
I'm installing vmware vcenter 6 on non domain server, when put "System Name" I must insert the same name of Server where I install it or I can change?
Or is better put IP?
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When installing vCenter Server 6.0 a few tips.

1. Use a static IP Address (this is difficult or not supported t change later).

2. Do not USE DHCP.

3. Ensure that BEFORE you install vCenter Server 6.0, you have ALREADY allocated an IP ADDRESS and Registered a HOSTNAME in DNS.

4. Check you can ping the hostname, Fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

5. Check you can traceroute and test a Reverse DNS entry, e.g. traceroute to IP Address should return the FQDN.

6. Always use DNS names NOT IP Addresses

7. Use the Appliance, NOT vCenter Server for Windoze!

Get this RIGHT first time, or install will fail, or you will need to re-install.

See my EE Articles

HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMWARE vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (VCSA 6.0)

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.0 for Windows
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by:chiprule
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Hi,
you say in point 1 to use an ip server then in point 6 to use a dns name, i can't understand :)
When I put ip address, I put the same of the windows server?
This vcenter is for lab purpose, I haven't a dns server.
For point 7 you mean that is better appliance then vCenter Server?
Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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What I mean is ALWAYS USE DNS name.

ALWAYS use a STATIC IP Address. The word static is missed!

Create A DNS sever for your Lab, Lab it correctly!

Yes, vCenter Server for Windoze, is deprecated, and at VMworld 2015, Barcelona, Appliance is now much better!
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by:chiprule
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I have this situation 2 physic server where i install vmware esxi 6 and another server with less cpu power and 16GB memory.
Is praticable for you that I install on this server vmware esxi 6, and on this put vcenter appliance and create a vm that do Domain Controller/DNS + target ISCSI for the 2 physic server?
Thanks
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this is leading into a new question.

I believe your question has been answered, please assign points, and to ensure the description and title of this question remains ON TOPIC, please post a new question for myself or other experts to answer.
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sorry, you are right
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