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How to Install vCenter 6 Appliance

VMware vCenter 6 Appliance now scales out just as good as the full blown Windows version therefore it may be a good idea to switch to the vCenter Appliance. The following guide will show you how to install the vCenter 6 Appliance using the embedded vPostgres database.

 

  1. Open the VSCA ISO that you downloaded from VMware.com and open the vcsa folder

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  3. Install the Vmware Client Integration Plugin
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  5. After it is installed, go back to the ISO folder and click on vsca-setup.html
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  7. Click on Yes if prompt

     

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  9. Click on Allow if prompt

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  11. Click on Install

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  13. Enter the ESXi Host you would like to install the appliance to and click on Next
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  15. Click on Yes

     

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  17. Enter the vCenter Appliance name and password (make sure it is already registered in DNS)
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  19. Select your platform and click on Next
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  21. Enter a SSO password, Domain, and site name and click on Next
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  23. Select the Appliance size and click on Next
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  25. Select Datastore and click on Next
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  27. Select your database and click on Next
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  29. Enter the network information and click on Next
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  31. Verify everything and click on Finish
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  33. Wait till the deployment is complete
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  35. Open a browser and enter the FQDN of the vCenter Server and click on Log in to vSphere Web Client

     

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  37. Login as Administrator@vsphere.local and the SSO password we set earlier
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