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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 2. Performing a New Installation of vSphere 5.5

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing ESXi 5.5
  • Configuring the ESXi Management Network
  • Installing vCenter 5.5
  • Adding an additional Identity Source to the SSO server
  • Assigning users/groups to the vCenter Server
  • Deploying SSO for the vCenter Linked Mode
  • Creating a vCenter Linked Mode group
  • Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 5.5

Introduction

In Chapter 1, Upgrading to vSphere 5.5, we learned how to upgrade our current VMware infrastructure to vSphere 5.5. However, in this chapter, we will focus on performing a fresh/new installation of the same components.

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