timgerr
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Host VirtualCenter 2.5 on a vm

Can I host the VirtualCenter 2.5 as a Virtual Machine?

Thanks,

Tim

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markdjones82
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Yes, I run multiple virtual centers in VM's and have no problems.

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wpatton
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As Markdjones states, it is certainly able to be done. However, just ensure that the VirtualCenter Server in a VM, doesn't manage itself, especially if you use DRS. Otherwise, have at it!

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timgerr
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So can I do HA and vmotion if I host VirtualCenter in a VM?

Thanks,

tim

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desh_thomson
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Yes you can.

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Troy_Clavell
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yes, running VC as a VM is fully supported and has all the same functions as if you were to run it on a physical host.

My one recomendation is to keep the DB of a seperate physical cluster.

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wpatton
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You can use every function of VirtualCenter whether the server is running on a VM or Physical server.

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lfchin
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not necessary as you may need to consider patch activity on the host itself. there will be some disadvantage VS physical Virtual center

Rolando

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