vCenter Server Installation and Setup describes how to install and configure VMware vCenter Server,
vSphere 6.7 provides various options for installation and setup. To ensure a successful vSphere deployment, understand the installation and setup options, and the sequence of tasks.
The two core components of vSphere are ESXi and vCenter Server. ESXi is the virtualization platform on which you can create and run virtual machines and virtual appliances. vCenter Server is a service that acts as a central administrator for ESXi hosts connected in a network. vCenter Server lets you pool and manages the resources of multiple hosts.
You can install vCenter Server on a Windows virtual machine or physical server, or deploy the vCenter Server Appliance. The vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine optimized for running vCenter Server and the vCenter Server components. You can deploy the vCenter Server Appliance on ESXi hosts 6.0 or later, or on vCenter Server instances 6.0 or later
Starting with vSphere 6.0, all prerequisite services for running vCenter Server and the vCenter Server components are bundled in the VMware Platform Services Controller™. You can deploy vCenter Server with an embedded or external Platform Services Controller, but you must always install or deploy the Platform Services Controller before installing or deploying vCenter Server.
vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client
Instructions in this guide reflect the vSphere Client (an HTML5-based GUI). You can also use the instructions to perform most of the tasks by using the vSphere Web Client (a Flex-based GUI).
vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
Make sure that your browser supports the vSphere Web Client. The vSphere Web Client 6.7 requires Adobe Flash Player v. 16 to 23. For best performance and the most recent security updates, use Adobe Flash Player 23. VMware has tested and supports the following guest operating systems and browser versions for the vSphere Web Client. For best performance, use Google Chrome.
Mount the ISO and click autorun. The VMware vCenter Installer will open. Ensure vCenter Server 6.7 for Windows Server 2012 is selected.
Read and Accept the end user license agreement and click Next.
In this section, we will be using a vCenter Server and embedded deployment model. If you are using an external deployment model the Platform Services Controller (PSC) component must be installed first before the vCenter. Select the deployment type and click Next.
in this section Enter the A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) in the System Name field and click Next.
vCenter Single Sign-On Configuration section, or join the vCenter to an existing Single Sign-on (SSO)domain. If you are creating a new Single Sign-on (SSO) domain give this a meaningful name, please do use same as your Active Directory name, VMware vCenter Server 6.7 default name is vsphere.local. enter the password and Configure a password for the Single Sign-on (SSO) administrator account and a vCenter site name, Then click on Next.
Enter Specify a user to login or Windows Local System Account,
By Default, the vCenter Server Instance runs in the Windows Local System Accounts, if you need to run in another administrative user account, select the blow option to specify a user service account and provide the account credentials.
Enter default, Select an embedded Postgre database or configuration Microsoft SQL Server Express edition, or another supporting database. Then click Next.
here show all port which using the VMware vCenter Server 6.7, and easily customize ports, best is default port configuration and click Next.
If you need to change the vCenter Server 6.7 installation location, Select the directory to install vCenter services and click Next.
- First Location Install vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller
- Second Location Store data for vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller
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The complete summary of installation VMware vCenter Server 6.7.0. Check the configuration on the review page, after review Click on Install
Begin the installation process.
this section the installation has completed Click on Launch vSphere Web Client Once, Then Click on Finish
Login VMware vCenter Single Sign-On