VMware Vcenter 6.5 set up Link Mode for 2 Vcenter Servers

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New setup of 2 Vcenter Servers  (6.5 version) across 2 sites.

Both Vcenter are setup using  Embedded Deployment  ( Vcenter Server and Embedded Platform Services Controller )

how do i link the 2 Vcenters  in embedded link mode.

(we have VMware vCenter Server 6 Essentials for vSphere and VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Plus for 1 processor licenses respectively.
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Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018
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Is this windows or appliance ?  Embedded linked mode is supported on appliance only after 6.5 update 2, Is your vCenter is on 6.5 update 2 ?
Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018
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Murali SripadaVMware Engineer | vExpert 18/19
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You can go with 6.7 VSphere for embedded setup. Though 6.5 U2 support, I would not recommend for now as the conditions come with limitations in 6.5 U2.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Essentials does not support Link Mode. Enhanced Link Mode (ELM) is a function in vCenter Standard.

Essentials is a starter basic version of vSphere.

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Sorry forgot to mention this is a Windows install and not an appliance.

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Ok only way is to upgrade the license, and once upgraded, is the configuration done within vShpere?
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You need to plan your vCenters and re-install. Instructions have been posted in the first post.

There is NO Upgrade path, you will have to purchase vCenter Standard, and ESXi Standard for all your hosts.

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Thank you guys, upgraded licence and followed the document.

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Thank you guys, upgraded licence and followed the document.

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