Hocine
Contributor
Contributor

Vmware Virtual Center

Hi,

Can i use the the VMware Virtaul Center on a ESX server?

I want to use the Vmotion and DRS features but we don't have a extra server. i want use the present ESX server also as a Virtual center server.

Kind regards,

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oreeh
Immortal
Immortal

Yes you can install VC in a VM and it is supported.

There's a whitepaper covering this (don't have the link at hand).

rschmidt1300
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Yes. You can run Virtual Center within a VM on an existing ESX Server. There are pros and cons to doing it this way. Here is a link to a discussion about it:

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=483362&#483362

Thanks

Rob

Hocine
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks very kind of you

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Hocine
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks very kind of you

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jaygriffin
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

From my experience with VC, I wouldn't do it. Not from a technical perspective, but from a functional perspective. You are going to impose some limits on yourself.

You don't need a great machine to run it. You could go to e-bay and buy an inexpensive Proliant DL 360 G3. It would be worth having it on a separate machine.

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Paul_B1
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Out of curiosity what limits are we talking about? We run VC in our ESX environment, managing hosts around the world and haven't run into anything thus far.

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