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When I was building a vSphere 5.1 environment. The prevailing recommendation seemed to be to install SSO and vCenter on seperate servers. Some recommendations were based on environment size while other physical seperation seemed based more on seperating this young, essentially v1.0 product from the other core vCenter services. As I look at planning a new vSphere 5.5 environment I am seeing slightly different recommendations. Most seem to suggest keeping vCenter and SSO on the same VM. I wanted to make sure this is now the prevailing wisdom and what (if any) types of environments would seperation still be preferred. I'm looking for the appropriate architecture for this environment. A couple vCenters instances, 100 Hosts, 2000-3000 VMs.

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its really down to preference, at the recent vforum i was up close and personal to some smart cookies from VMware and I was told SSO and vCenter are designed to run on the same host together and the recommendation is to keep them together. One of the reasons not to is if you have multiple vCenters at a single site, then you can pull SSO out onto its own box and all vCenters connect into that, if this isnt the case no need to have them separate

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Well yes, the latest recommendation seems to be to keep VC and SSO together. However, that's what it is: a "recommendation". You can keep them separate. Smiley Happy

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Girish

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its really down to preference, at the recent vforum i was up close and personal to some smart cookies from VMware and I was told SSO and vCenter are designed to run on the same host together and the recommendation is to keep them together. One of the reasons not to is if you have multiple vCenters at a single site, then you can pull SSO out onto its own box and all vCenters connect into that, if this isnt the case no need to have them separate

________________________________________ Blog: http://virtualiseme.net.au VCDX #201 Author of Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

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Thanks for the replies. That was my understanding.

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