olicata
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Hello, i can deploy Site HQ 1 host and Site B 1 host, Site HQ replicated only Vms with vSphere Replication, Can I deploy a second vcenter in Site B for Linked Mode??

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MohamadAlhousse
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Hi Olicata,

You mean you will have one site named as "HQ site" and another site called "Site B" and you want to configure enhanced linked mode (ELM) ?

If this is your query, yes you can !

You should have the below to configure ELM between these two sites:

1. You should deploy an external PSC controller at each site. Each PSC controller will be configured in a separate SSO site.

2. The two PSC controller should be joined to the same SSO domain ex: vsphere.local.

3. At each site, deploy a vCenter and link it to the respective PSC controller in that site.

With this ELM configuration is done and you will see both vCenter inventories in the same web client interface whether you connect to HQ site vCenter or to Site B vCenter.

Hope I answered your question,

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MohamadAlhousse
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Hi Olicata,

You mean you will have one site named as "HQ site" and another site called "Site B" and you want to configure enhanced linked mode (ELM) ?

If this is your query, yes you can !

You should have the below to configure ELM between these two sites:

1. You should deploy an external PSC controller at each site. Each PSC controller will be configured in a separate SSO site.

2. The two PSC controller should be joined to the same SSO domain ex: vsphere.local.

3. At each site, deploy a vCenter and link it to the respective PSC controller in that site.

With this ELM configuration is done and you will see both vCenter inventories in the same web client interface whether you connect to HQ site vCenter or to Site B vCenter.

Hope I answered your question,

Best Regards,

Please consider marking this answer "correct" or "helpful" if you think your question have been answered correctly. Cheers, @vExpertConsult www.vexpertconsultancy.com VCIX-DCV 2018 | VCIX-NV 2019 | VCAP7-CMA Design | vSAN Specialist | vExpert ** | vExpert NSX | vExpert vSAN

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olicata
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excellent explanation, my only doubt that I have left is in site B should I place an Essentuial vcenter? or Foundation? in these vcenter there are limits to do external PSC?

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MohamadAlhousse
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You welcome dear,

Concerning the license, Enhanced Linked Mode requires the vCenter Server Standard licensing level, and is not supported with vCenter Server Foundation or vCenter Server Essentials. The below KB article has more information if you want:

Using Enhanced Linked Mode

Hope all is clear now,

Glad to be of service,

Regards,

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daphnissov
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Although you are not entitled to use ELM, you can still use external PSCs with an Essentials license.