VMware Vcenter All About.

What is Vcenter?

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VCenter Server provides centralized management and operation, resource provisioning and performance evaluation of virtual machines residing on a distributed virtual data center. VMware VCentre Server is designed primarily for VSphere,

 

1.1      Target Audience/Purpose/Scope:

This document is targeted installation of  Vmware Vsphere 6.0 vCenter Server.

The purpose and scope in implementing vCenter 6.0 Server to leverage

  • Storage VMotion,
  • VMware High Availability (VMHA),
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).
  • Deploy from Template
  • Clone VM to Template
  • Systems Prep Virtual Machine Provisioning. .

1.2 Prerequisite requirements

  1. Download VMware-VIMSetup-all-6.5.0-4602587 from VMware download(Click On Link)
  2. Windows 2012 R2 OS
  3. Min CPU, RAM and Disk requirements
    CPU x 2, RAM 2G to 8G, and Disk 50 G
  4. vCenter Host DNS -FQDN and AD Membership Registered to both AD and DNS. i.e

Vcenter 6.5 Installation Guide on Windows Server 2012 R2


Click Here Download Guide.
vmware_vCenter6.5_install_Guide

Video Tutorials

VMware vSphere Vcenter 6.5 on Windows 2012 R2- Installation
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VMware vSphere VCSA 6.5 Installation
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1.3 Reference:

New in Vsphere 6.5 –Vcenter server

VMware vSphere 6.5 Documentation

 Installing vCenter Server 6.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system

Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server 6.x services 

Vcenter Update Manager 6.5 Linked Mode

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Prerequisite requirements

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Vcenter 6.0 Installation Guide.

1.1      Target Audience/Purpose/Scope:

This document is targeted installation of  Vmware Vsphere 6.0 vCenter Server.

The purpose and scope in implementing vCenter 6.0 Server to leverage

  • Storage VMotion,
  • VMware High Availability (VMHA),
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).
  • Deploy from Template
  • Clone VM to Template
  • Systems Prep Virtual Machine Provisioning. .

 

1.2 Prerequisite requirements

  1. Download VMware-VIMSetup-all-6.0.0.-2656757 from VMware download(Click On Link)
  2. Windows 2012 R2 OS
  3. Min CPU, RAM and Disk requirements
    CPU x 2, RAM 2G to 8G, and Disk 50 G
  4. vcenter Host DNS -FQDN and AD Membership Registered to both AD and DNS. i.e

Vcenter 6.0 Installation Guide on Windows 2012 R2-

Click Below Link To Download Installation Guide.

Vcenter Intallation Guide

2.0 Vcenter 5.5 on Windows 2012 R2 Installation Guide.

 

2.1      Target Audience/Purpose/Scope:

This document is targeted installation of  Vmwae Vsphere 6.0 vCenter Server.

 

 2.2      Scope of the document: Cover only Vcenter Server Core Installation.

2.3 Prerequisite requirements

  1. Download VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.5.0-1378901-20131001 from VMware download
  2. Windows 2012 R2 OS
  3. Min CPU, RAM and Disk requirements
  4. CPU x 2, RAM 2G to 4G, and Disk 50 G
  5. vcenter Host DNS -FQDN and AD Membership Registered to both AD and DNS. i.e

 

 Vcenter 5.5 Installation Guide onWindows 2012 R2.

Click Here Download Guide.

Vmware_vCenter5.5_install_Guide

 

2.4. VMware Update Manager 5.5

 

2.5 Prerequisite requirements

VMware Vcenter Update Manager Software
*VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.5.0-1378901-20131001 Download it from Vmware.com 

Local Administrator Machine Permissions.
Vcenter

VMware Update Manager Server Installation 

Vcenter01 Address Example-

This completes the VMware Update Manager(VUM) Server

Confirm VUM Server has been Installed -Go Administrative Tools—Services. 

There are 2 VUM Windows Services- 

This Section will illustrate VUM Plug-In and Client Installation. 

Test Newly VUM Server by Patching a Virtual Machine or ESXI Host. —->Go Hosts and Cluster —-> Select Virtual Machine or ESXI. 

Check both Critical Host Patches and Non-Critical Host Patches.

Click Next To Process with Stage The Patch Download. 

 

Click Next To Proceed Will Required ESXI Host Patches.

Click Finish To Proceed with Patches.

1.6 Vcenter 5.5 Linked Mode

vCenter Linked Mode Installation Steps

 

  1. Go to the the Start menu, select All Programs > VMware > vCenter Server Linked Mode Configuration–> Modify linked mode configuration

 

2. Click Join vCenter Server instance to an existing linked mode group or another instance and click Next.

 

 3. Click Next to proceed with Linked Mode Installation.

 

 

 4. Type the server name and LDAP port number of any remote vCenter Server that is or will be a member of the group and click Next.

   

*If you enter an IP address, the installer converts it to a fully qualified domain name.*Also the vCenter Server installer detects a role conflict, select how to resolve the conflict.

A conflict results if the joining system and the Linked Mode group each contain a role with the same name but with different privileges

 

 

The role on the joining system is renamed to vcenter_namerole_name where vcenter_name is the name of the vCenter Server system that is joining the Linked Mode group and role_name is the name of the original role.

5. vCenter Server restarts.

 

Depending on the size of your inventory, the change to Linked Mode might take from a few seconds to a few minutes to complete.

 The vCenter Server instance is now part of a Linked Mode group.

 It might take several seconds for the global data (such as user roles) that are changed on one machine to be visible on the other machines. The delay is usually 15 seconds or less.

 This concludes the Linked Mode multiple  vCenter installation and configuration.

1.7 Prerequisite requirements

 

Reference 
Installing vCenter 5.5 on Windows 2012 R2

 

 

 


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