I have another question:
1. i want to install vcenter in Vmware workstation 8 just for testing environment and to check Vcenter functionality. But still i m unable to install it.
(i). i have vmware workstation 8 installed over a Windows 7 64 bit operating system with virtualization enabled from physical machine BIOS.
(ii). On my vmware worstation i installed ESXi5.1 and i can access my ESXi host from vsphere client which i installed in windows 7 physical machine.
(iii). Now, i created one more machine in worstation with windows server 2008 R2 64bit operating system, i give 4 Gb RAM, 1 cpu with Dual processor, 20 GB harddisk.
In this windows machine i want to install just my Vcenter server without joining any domain controller.
Kindly help me to install Vcenter & solve my problem.
Do i have to install AD in this server ? becuase when i try to install vcenter it will ask me for FQDN name.
If you have any link or doucumnet kindly refer me.
The documentation, inluding the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide, can be found at: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
As mentioned in your other discussion, vCenter Server cannot be installed on a domain controller.
Although not recommended, vCenter Server can be installed on a standalone server. However, you still have to provide proper DNS resolution.
From "System Requirements" at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021202
If the system that you use for your vCenter Server installation belongs to a workgroup rather than a domain, not all functionality is available to vCenter Server ...
I just want to clear one thing, i know the systems and hardware requirement for installing Vcenter.
But, my question is that is it possible to install Vcenter on a windows server 2008 64bit newly installed fresh O.S meeting all hardware requirement for the Vcenter. Now, i want to install Vcenter over it.
Please let me clear, do i have to install anything before installing vcenter except .net and windows installer.
Kindly, clear my this dought because i just want to install Vcenter and i m fail to do this many time and i need to install it.
Any comments will be highly appreciated
What needs to be installed prior to the vCenter Server depends on whether you want to use SQL Express and whether you use a non-English Windows version. Please take a look at http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-install... (vCenter Server Software Requirements - page 37).