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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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C.2. vCenter Server Best Practices

The following vCenter Server best practices are taken from the full recommendations provided in Chapters 3, 9, 10, and 13:

  • Uninstall IIS prior to installing vCenter Server.

  • Use the Service applet in the Windows Control Panel to configure the VMware vCenter Server Service for autorestart.

  • Design a strong high availability solution for the vCenter Server database server (for instance, Microsoft Clustering or consistent database backups).

  • Installing vCenter Server with an SQL Server back-end database requires a user account with membership in the db_owner database role and ownership of the vCenter Server database. After the installation of vCenter Server is complete, the db_owner database role membership can and ...

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