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VMware How-to install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and save on Microsoft’s licensing


VMware vCenter Server is also available as vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). It is a linux appliance – running on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES). It does not provide all the possibilities as if vCenter installed on Microsoft Windows Server system (lucks support for plugins, ex. Update Manager Plugin), but in smaller environments (up to 5 ESXi hosts) it can be an additional money saver.

What’s the principal limitations of vCSA 5.1 right now? Features that aren’t currently supported:

  • Linked mode
  • SQL Server as an external database
  • Max of 5 ESXi hosts / 50 VMs supported on the embedded DB.
  • Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI)
  • VMware Update Manager can’t be installed in the vCSA, but you can install it in an additional Windows-based VM or physical server.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, VMware How-to install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and save on Microsoft’s licensing- ESX Virtualization – vladan.fr


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