Installing the vCenter Server Appliance is
not difficult easy. You need to run the applicance installer from your favorite OS and follow the wizard. You can download a trial from the vmware website. When it is done you can access the vSphere portal and start adding ESXi hosts.
I will use my W10 desktop to start installing. The installer is located in the
vcsa-ui-installer/win32 directory and is called
installer.exe. The following screen is opens:
The installation and configuration is done in 2 steps. The following screens guide us to install the appliance.
In the lab I run a Synology server that will provide basic DNS which I can easily maintain.
I prepared the DNS already so I can fill in nice names. These names, we can also use them after the installation to logon to the system. In this lab the Synology runs in another VLAN at 192.168.68.5.
As stated before the installation is done in two Stages. Lets now start with Stage 2.
I hope you enjoyed the step by step instruction for installing vCenter and vSphere Client.