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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Installing the Management Suite

Once all hardware and software prerequisites are met, before running the installer, make sure that:

  • The server's name complies with RFC 952 guidelines and contains not more than 15 characters.
  • The server's fully qualified domain name (FQDN) can be resolved into an IP address using ping or nslookup and the server's name matches the DNS entry.
  • There is an appropriate PTR record for the server's IP address so that it can be resolved back to FQDN.
  • The server's IP address is assigned statically so that clients don't run into any issues trying to connect to vCenter.

    Tip

    vCenter will use IPv6 if the server it's installed on is configured to use IPv6. In this case, the server's IP address should be specified in the IPv6 format ...

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