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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Installing vCenter 5.5

The installation of vCenter 5.5 on a Windows machine is done using the installer available on the vCenter Installation DVD. The installer can be initiated separately or run as part of the simple installation process.

In this chapter, we will be using the simple installer to perform a new installation of vCenter Server.

Getting ready

Let's take a look at the pre-install checks that need to be performed:

  1. Check the vCenter Server software requirements.
  2. Check ESXi compatibility.
  3. Check database compatibility.
  4. Take a snapshot of your vCenter VM so that you can revert to a clean VM in the event of the install failing.

We won't be discussing these checks here, as these were discussed in the Performing an upgrade of vCenter Server section ...

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