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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 5.5

The vCenter Server Appliance can either be downloaded as a single OVA, an ISO, or a ZIP package. The OVF, system disk, and data disk are also available as separate downloads.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will learn how to deploy vCSA using the OVA. Here is a list of tasks that have to done before you begin the deployment of vCSA:

  1. Download the OVA.
  2. Create a DNS entry (DNS-A and PTR records) for the hostname that will be given to the appliance.

The OVA can be downloaded from VMware's vCenter Server downloads page:

  1. Go to the downloads page using the following URL https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.
  2. Click on the Download Product hyperlink corresponding to VMware vSphere.
  3. On the Download VMware vSphere web ...

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