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Vcenter Installation in VMware

Installation

vCenter Server is a service that acts as a central Management administration point for ESXi hosts and their virtual machines, connected on a network:
we can Manage Up to 1,000 hosts per vCenter Server instance and Up to 10,000 powered-on virtual machines and 15000 registered virtual machines per vCenter Server instance.

ESXi and vCenter Server Communication :

Key Components of VMware vSphere:

ESX/ESXi Hypervisor

High Availability (HA)

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

vMotion

Storage vMotion

Enhanced vmotion

VMware Consolidated Backup

VMFS File System

Resource Pools\VMware Update Manager

VMware LifeCycle Manager

VMware Lab Manager

VMware Stage Manager

VMware View

Infrastructure Services

Hardware requirements (physical or virtual machine):

-Number of CPUs – Two 64-bit CPUs or one 64-bit dual-core processor

-Processor – 2.0 GHz or higher Intel or AMD processor*

-Memory – 4GB RAM minimum*

-Disk storage – 4GB minimum*

– Networking – Gigabit connection recommended

-* Higher if database runs on the same machine

Software requirements:

-64-bit operating system is required.

-See “vSphere Compatibility Matrixes.”

Operating  System Requirements :

Note: vCenter Server 5.0 requires a 64-bit operating system and cannot be installed on a 32-bit operating system. When performing an install you must ensure that your operating system is 64-bit capable.

These operating systems are supported:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter SP2 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter R2 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter SP2 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter R2 SP1 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter R2 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter SP1 64bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter SP2 64bit .

Databases are supported by vCenter server:

IBM DB2 9.5

IBM DB2 9.7

SQL Server 2005 64-bit Standard, Enterprise SP4

SQL Server 2008 64-bit Express R2

SQL Server 2008 64-bit Standard, Enterprise R2

SQL Server 2008 64-bit Standard, Enterprise SP2

Oracle 10g 64-bit Standard, Enterprise.

Oracle 11g 64-bit Standard, Enterprise.

Note: vCenter Server Support Only windows Operating System.

Installation and Configuration of VMware Virtualcenter Server 5.1

Insert the VMware vCenter Server installer CD/DVD, Select vCenter Server and Click on Install

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Click on next.

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Click on next.

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Accept the end user license agreement and click on next.

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Enter the Password for admin for system-domain.

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Select the option Install a Local Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 Express instance and click on next if you do not have

Existing database.

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Enter FQDN or IP address of local Machine and click on next.

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Click on Next.

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Click on Install .

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Enter the License Key and click on Next.

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Select the option Install a Microsoft Sql Server 2008 express Instance (ODBC data source ) and click on next if you don’t have existing ODBC instance .

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Check System Account and click on Next.

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Click on Next

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Select the required option and click on next.

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Successfully installed vcenter server , click on finish .

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Installation and Configuration of vSphere Client

Select vSphere client and click on Install.

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Select the install Language , click on ok

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Click on Next.

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Accept the end user license agreement and Click on Next.

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Click on Next .

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Click on Install.

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Click on finish.

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In order to add Host in to vCenter server, first we need to create a data center.

How to add ESXI Host into vCenter server:

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Click on Yes

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Click on Next.

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Click on Finish.

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Here we can Observe the ESXi host is added to Data center .

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Here you can observe default Plugins installed.

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Home Inventory View .

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