rukender
Contributor
Contributor

How to install vcenter in workstation 8 without joininig Domian cntroller

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.

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vmroyale
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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

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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gbhorne
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Is that possible? I thought one of the VC stips were that it must install in a domain environment. Correct me if Im wrong...

VCP 5.1, CASP, SSSE, CCDA
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a_p_
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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 ...

André

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gbhorne
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Installed on a DC or in a Domain environment? I must have confused the original question

VCP 5.1, CASP, SSSE, CCDA
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rukender
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Contributor

Thanks you,

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

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

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).

André

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