Cloud Lab-10 : How to Install and Configure Cloud vCenter -“vCenter Installation” (Part 2)

Just for quick recall, In my previous cloud lab “part 1“. i have prepared the vCenter DB. in this post,lets start where i left off. 

LAB-10 TASKS (Part 2)

In this Lab we will perform following tasks

  1. Resource Group (RG) vCenter Installation
  2.  Test the vCenter Installation

In vCenter 5.5. it comes with two type of  installation. one is simple install and other is custom install.

Simple install 

In Simple install you just click once and it will installed every thing by himself on the same machine.

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Custom install

In Custom install you have the ability to install every vCenter component in different machine. we choose this type mostly, if we have intention to install vCenter and its different components (SSO, Inventory, WebClient) in different machines.In this post, i am going to cover both installation. i choose to install simple method.but i show you the screen shot of  custom method as well.

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1-Resource Group VCenter Installation.

Mount the VCenter 5.5 DVD->Right Click on DVD->install and run program from your media

VMWare VCenter Server-> Simple install -> install

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Click “Next”

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Accept agreement->Click “Next”

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Verify prerequisite, if all is green, Click “Next”

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Provide “SSO administrator”, Click “Next”.

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Enter SSO Site.in my case name is “HO”, Click “Next

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Click “Next”

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Verify the installation directory, if there is no change ->Click “Next”

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Review installation option ->Click “install”

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Enter VCenter License Key->Click “Next”

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Choose 2nd option as we have already created Database and DSN in our last post ->Select DSN->Click “Next”

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Click “Cloud-VC1” database administrative user credentials -> Click “Next”

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Provide FQDN of VCenter Server-> Click “Next”

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This option only comes, if you are installation VCenter in “Custom Mode”- > Click “Next”

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Leave Default-> Click “Next”

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Choose the size of inventory, in our case small would be enough, Click “Next”

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Provide the SSO User name/password which we just entered in start, Choose Next (This option only Shows in Custom Mode)

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Click “Yes” (This option only Shows in Custom Mode)

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Leave as default, Click Next (This option only Shows in Custom Mode)

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Leave as default, Click Next (This option only Shows in Custom Mode)

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If there is no change VCenter installation folder, click “Next”

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Click “Install”

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After VCenter installed, Click “finish”

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After finish, following popup appeared to let you know which services was installed.

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2-Test the vCenter installation

With vSphere 5.5, the vCenter Single Sign on (SSO) component was completely rewritten from the ground up. As you’d expect with such a re-write, the configuration is slightly different than previous vSphere version.

1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local (as opposed to admin@system-domain in vCenter SSO 5.1). By default, it will be the only user with vCenter SSO administrator rights.

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If login is successful then you will find this welcome screen.

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Thats it for vCenter installation and for this lab. Later in this cloud series i move forward and configure the vCenter.

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