Chapter 3

Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • PREPARE FOR INSTALLATION
    • Identify Hardware Requirements
    • Identify Operating System Requirements for vCenter Server and vSphere Client
    • Identify Database Requirements
    • Identify Networking Requirements
    • Identify Authentication Requirements
  • INSTALL A DATABASE
    • Create a vCenter Database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Create a vCenter Database in Oracle
  • PREPARE AND INSTALL VCENTER SERVER
    • Prepare for Installation
    • Install vCenter Server
    • Deploy a vCenter Server Appliance
    • Configure a vCenter Server Appliance
    • Install Additional Components
  • INSTALL VSPHERE CLIENT
  • CONFIGURE VCENTER SERVER
    • Connect to vCenter Server
    • Install Plug-Ins in vSphere Client
    • Configure Advanced ...

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