vmware0
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VMware V-center Server

Hi All,

What is the recommended practise for a VMware v-center server. Should that be a physical server or a VM Guest?

Prabs.

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firestartah
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Try this

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_esx_vc_installation_guide.pdf

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vmware0
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Well , thanks for the information. The document says it can be either physical or vm guest.

I would like to understand a scenario where if in real time anybody is using V-Centre server as physical machine and what is the strategy used to recover incase if that physical machine is crashed.

If the V-Centre server is a VM guest, atleast it can be cloned and one copy can be kept always, so in a scenario of where a physical v-centre is being used how are these being considered.

Please post your thoughts...

Prabs.

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weinstein5
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Welcome to the Forums - One thing to keep in mind is that all information about your vCenter environment is stored in the vCenter database - so make sure that the database is backed up regularly. If that is in place you can maintain a virtualized version of physical vCenter server and only power it on if the physical fails - or if it is virtualized you can take advantage of VMware HA if the host the VM is on fails -

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vmware0
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Thanks, thats great. I got it now.

Prabs.

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