1 Reply Latest reply on May 18, 2010 2:29 PM by RParker

    Virtual Center Server not joined to a Domain

    jeffoutwest Enthusiast

       

      The environment is ESX 3.5 update 5 and Virtual Center Server 2.5 update 5.

       

       

      My question is; can  Virtual Center Server 2.5 be installed on a W2003 server that is not joined to a Domain?

       

       

      If the install is possible what are the drawbacks and or implications?

       

       

      At a later date, can the server be joined to a Domain and Virtual Center updated accordingly? Thanks, -Jeff 

       

       

        • 1. Re: Virtual Center Server not joined to a Domain
          RParker Guru

          My question is; can Virtual Center Server 2.5 be installed on a W2003 server that is not joined to a Domain?

           

          Yes.

           

           

          If the install is possible what are the drawbacks and or implications?

           

          Depends if you use AD groups / users to login to vcenter.  Otherwise you have to use local accounts for vCenter to provide user access to your vCenter cluster.  Adding the vCenter to the domain would make this easier in the future to add / secure users.

           

          and yes you can join vCenter to the domain at any time, but it requires a reboot...