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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Deploying SSO for the vCenter Linked Mode

For two vCenter Servers to be in Linked Mode, they should share the same SSO security domain. This is achieved by using two available SSO deployment modes:

  • vCenter Single Sign-On for an additional vCenter Server in an existing site
  • vCenter Single Sign-On for an additional vCenter Server with a new site

These options are only made available when you start the SSO installer separately. The SSO installer initiated during the Simple Install doesn't expose these options for an obvious reason—that is, to keep the installation simple.

Deployment mode

Site name

Use case

SSO for an additional vCenter in an existing site

The same as the first site

Linked Mode—vCenters at the same site

SSO for an additional vCenter ...

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