Creating vSphere 5.5 Virtual Lab Environment – Part 6

Step 14 – Installing vCenter Server

  1. Attach vCenter Installation ISO to vCenter VM.
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  2. Start vCenter Server Installation by selecting Simple Install. If the installer is not automatically starting up, then open autorun.
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  3. Click Next to process to the installation.
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  4. Accept the License Agreement and click Next
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  5. Installer checks your server settings, make sure there is no error, and then click Next.
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  6. Enter he default administrator account for SSO local domain. This will be the password for administrator@vsphere.local. Do remember this password, this will be the administrator to manage SSO authentication settings.
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  7. Leave the site name to the default then click Next
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  8. Leave HTTPS port as default then click Next.
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  9. Leave it as the default installation folder and then click Next.
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  10. Verify the settings and then click Next.
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  11. Installation will start.
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  12. When you are asked for the license, leave this blank, if you do not enter License Key vSphere will install with 60 days evaluation mode.
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  13. Use MS SQL Express for your vCenter Server database and then click Next.
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  14. Use default System Account for vCenter Server service and then click Next.
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  15. Leave port numbers as default and then click Next.
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  16. Leave JVM memory setting as default (Small) then click Next.
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  17. Click Install to begin vCenter Server installation.
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  18. If you receive prompt for Certificate, click Yes.
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  19. Wait until all vCenter components are installed and started.
  20. You are now successfully installed vCneter Server.
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  21. Your vCenter Server is ready now. By now you should have everything you need to kick start your vSphere Lab Exercises. In Part – 7 of this instruction, we will verify that all components are working fine.

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