Selecting a vCenter deployment option

There are a number of deployment options available for deploying vCenter. The vCenter Server can be deployed on a dedicated physical server running a 64-bit Windows server operating system, on a virtual machine running a 64-bit Windows server guest operating system, or on a Linux-based virtual appliance. All vCenter components can be installed on a single server, or the components can be installed on separate virtual or physical machines.

How to do it…

Regardless of the deployment option selected, the vCenter Server components must be installed and configured in a specific order so that the service dependencies are met.

The order of installation of the vCenter Server components is as follows:

  1. vCenter SSO
  2. VMware ...

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