George_Yu
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Do vCenter 6.6 has OVF file for downloading?

vCenter 5.5 has ISO file for Windows, and OVF for ESXi. So. By the OVF file, vCenter can direactly install on ESXi host.

I am wondering if 6.6 also has OVF file. I only see ISO for Windows and ISO for Linux, can't find OVF file.

Thansk,

George

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daphnissov
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The ISO file for vCenter 6.5 contains an OVF that is deployed via CLI or UI installer tools also present on the same ISO. Effectively, those tools front-end the deployment of the OVF directly to an ESXi host.

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George_Yu
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Thank

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daphnissov
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There are dozens upon dozens of documents, blog articles, and videos that show this process. Here is just one.

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George_Yu
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Looks like 6.5 is very different with 5.5 as 5.5 needs to download the OVF alone. 6.5 ISO includes the OVF and install it from Windows. Right?

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daphnissov
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You can also install it from Mac or Linux.

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George_Yu
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Thank you so much!

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George_Yu
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sorry, on my screen, I can't see the folder vcsa-installer

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after I clicked autorun, I only saw:

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There were no 4 choices like you posted above.

did I download wrong file? mine was VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-5969303.x86_64

please help me.

much thank in advance!

george

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daphnissov
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You downloaded the wrong file. You have there the vCenter installer for Windows. There is a separate file that contains the vCSA.

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