Let’s get started installing vCenter. It is never a bad idea to know what screens and information you will need before you get get there!
Already this looks SIGNIFICANTLY more streamlined than the vSphere 5.5 installations with SSO, Inventory Service, etc etc etc
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I went with Embedded Deployment, this means everything necessary to run vCenter will be installed locally on this server.
External Deployment installs the vCenter server and the Platform Services on seperate servers. This will generally be used in larger environments and there would also be multiple vCenters. For more details about the architecture Check Here
Dang! Alright be right back 🙂
Adding Ram and Rebooting
Pretty self-explanatory, just the system name
What Single Sign-On domain do you wish to add it to, or are you creating a new single sign-on domain?
Service account vCenter will be running as…
It threw an error though and I needed to add that user to “Log on as a service” in Local Security Policy
Alright then, added the same user to Local Admins
Dangit I always forget to setup the DSN beforehand….
First I create the Database, vSphere6, and give that user rights to the database
Then I create the DSN. I have some older instructions in this post here
Change the ports if you need something specific, otherwise let it ride.
I like installing things on the non-OS drive, so I changed this to D:\
And CLICK INSTALL!