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Installing VCenter Appliance:

I've never set this up before so I have instructions but I have a few questions:
Does this:
a)      Have to be on its own Hardware box – I have a free box that I can user
b)      How much disk space does this require – I will create another Lun on my SAN for this
c)      Can I add other VMs to this box once VCenter is configured or does this have to be a stand-alone?
I will eventually migrate what I have currently on a 2008 Server but because this V-Center is going to have multipurpose with user logins (I have vendors that will need access to certain servers) I tend to want to wait to deploy my current VMs
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1. The appliance is a virtual machine, so it has to be hosted on an ESXi host.

2. Depends on size of your environment, how many VMs and how many hosts ?

3. The appliance is a virtual machine hosted on any ESXi host, providing it has enough resources CPU and Memory.
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1 - I have an empty ESXI host that I can put the appliance on, but if I want can I add other VM's on that same ESXI  host?
2- I will have about 32 VMs so far I'm sure that number will grow
3 - I have 10 hardware boxes (ESXI hosts) so 20 CPUs and that will grow too.
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I'm going to create a 10 TB Lun making sure all my VM's can see it and if I have to add more VM I will. Thanks for clearing this up.