Selecting a database for vCenter deployment

The vCenter SSO, vCenter Server, and VUM each require a supported database to be deployed.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to select a database for the vCenter deployment:

  1. Estimate the number of host and virtual machines that will be managed by the vCenter Server.
  2. Choose a supported database platform that is suitable to support the vCenter inventory.

How it works…

The database stores configuration and performance information. The three database deployment options are as follows:

  • Use the embedded database on the VCSA or the bundled SQL Express database if installing vCenter on a Windows server
  • Install a full database server locally on the same server as the vCenter Server components
  • Connect to a database ...

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