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Installing VCenter Appliance:

WellingtonIS
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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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
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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Commented:
1. Of course like you would with any host, you can host multiple VMs, butr ideally if you have shared storage the VCSA appliance can move between all hosts.

2. At present your VCSA appliance is sized at Tiny, e.g. 2 CPU and 10GB RAM, so maybe you need to consider either Tiny or Small (4 CPUs and 16GB RAM). The disk size is 250GB (default).

3. So Tiny or Small.

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Commented:
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.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
no problems