5.5, VMware

VMware vCenter 5.5

The Management King
well i show you in the last blog how to Install VMware ESXi 5.5
Imagin if you have multiple ESXi machine its nonsense to go to each machine and manage it, well today i will introduce The VMware vCenter which will help you to manage all your ESXi hosts from a centeral place and also it will introduce you to so many feature later on.

you can download it from VMware page but When vSphere 5.5 was released, 19 September 2013, its end of support date was also published.

So first there is two Option for vCenter installation either a windows installation or Server Appliance, This is a Windows installation so first thing make sure your server is joined to the domain and next step is installing of .Net Framwork on my Windows server
Let begin i have the exe in my D Drive

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i will start the installation and choose to accept the License Agreement
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and the installation is complete
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now i attach the CD to my PC and will proceed with the installation5
I will choose the simple installation
which will install the main 4 item:
vCenter Single Sign-on
vSphere Web Client
vCenter Inventory Service
vCenter Server6
Press Next7
and then i will accept the license agreement8
and here you find that the server already joined and DNS is resolved successfully
check the box and press Next
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Choose a password for your user
the default user for vCenter is (Administrator@vsphere.local)10
choose a name for your first site
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Press Next
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Choose where to save your installation file13
here is your configuration so simply press Install14

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it may take so much time and it could hang so just when this error show just choose NO16
Accept the SSL Sha1 fingerprint17

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since this is a lab and i dont have a license key i will just press Next20
Since this is my lab and i dont have an Existing Database i will choose to install SQL
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i will use my windows login 22
Check those ports and then press next23
i choosed here small since its only a lab24
Press Next25
Press Yes26

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The SQL Server installation start and it may take time
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Press Finish
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and the installation of all 4 items is done
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https://192.168.200.250:9443/vsphere-client/
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Allow the Adobe flash to run51
Now login to the web client using the Administrator username and Password
Username: administrator@vsphere.local
Password: *********
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and here is our Getting started Page71
click on Home Tab and you can see all your beautiful Option
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you know what lets not stop here and proceed with adding our ESXi host.
So First Let Add a Datacenter and Name it Jamjoom since that is the branch im working on
so from the Home Page go to
vCenter – vCenter Servers
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Now on the vCenter Server Right Click – New Datacenter2
Name it Jamjoom
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now if you see the Datacenters filed become 1
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Now Click on the Data Center and it will lead me to the Datacenter Page were i can Right Click and Add new Host6
Put the IP Address of your ESXi Host and press Next1
Put the username and password of your ESXi 8
Accept the Security Alert for the SHA 1 thumbprint9
And as you see it detect the server hardware and vendor and model
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Now click next to accept the Evaluation Mode (dont look at the expire date i created this blog earlier as part of the series ;D)
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Press Next
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Choose the Datacenter location for this machine13
Now press finish
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and you can see the running task
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and it added
Also i can login to the vCenter through the vSphere Client and see my Machine
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choose to ignore
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and as you see here that is your Datacenter (Jamjoom) that you created in the earlier step
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also i will show you here to add a host through vSphere Client14
put the IP Address of the Host ESXi and also in the same step you will put your login username and password then press Next15
now accept the SHA1 thumbprint
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and also it detect the Host vendor and Model and version17
Oh that cool i have a license on that server
lets not tell my manager about it   ;D18
and i will not choose to Enable Lockdown Mode so i press Next 19
Choose the Datacenter Location20
and Finish21
and that all it’s 22

And just like that we had two subject in one blog, installed the vCenter and add host it

;D

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