VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.2 Deploy vCenter Server

Now that the Platform Services Controller (PSC) is installed, it’s time to install the vCenter server.  For the lab, we will be installing vCenter 6 onto Windows 2012 R2.

After mounting the ISO image, autorun will give us the option to install vCenter.  Choose vCenter Server from the External Deployment section.

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Configure the name of the vCenter server – this will be hard coded into the SSL certificate.

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Next, enter the details for the Platform Services Controller that was just setup.

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Confirm the SSL certificate (not shown), and choose an option for a service account.  For the lab, I’m using the local system account.

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For the database in the lab, an embedded vPostgres instance will work just fine. Click next and next again to select the default ports.

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Finally, accept the default directories, and after clicking next, select install to start the process.

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After a small time, the install will complete, and vCenter is now installed.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hi great study guide, just wondering in the vcap6 deploy exam i would have assumed the vcsa be used rather than a Windows install?

    1. At this point yes, I would assume VCSA only on exams

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