VMware vSphere 5.1(.1/.0a) – Quick Setup Guide

  • Your 1st install/upgrade should be in your lab
  • Review the followings:
  • Check your AD/Directory health
  • Create reverse DNS records (PTRs) for all the necessary servers (vCenter, Sql, etc.) if you do not already have them
  • Take print screens during the installation process since you may need them later
  • Run the setup program/s as admin
  • If possible, do not use the simple install option
  • Install vCenter Single Sign On
    • Choose multi-node HA
  • Install vCenter Inventory Service
  • Install vCenter Server
  • Install the vSphere Web Client
    • Install Adobe Flash Player
  • Install the vSphere Client  (yes, you still need it)
    • Install the necessary plug-ins later
  • Install VUM (VMware Update Manager)
  • Start configuring/managing your vSphere environment
  • Install the vCenter Support Tools if/when required
  • Others/Optional Components:
    • Install and configure vCloud Networking and Security Manager (vShield Manager)
    • Configure VXLAN if required
    • Install and configure vSphere Data Protection, vCD, vC Ops, SRM, etc.

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