So now I got a couple of ESX servers, next up, how to get a working vcenter running on them.
Hmm, looks like if I install vSphere Client on my desktop and open up all the ports I should be able to connect to one of the ESXi machines and then import in an image of a vcenter server… Wish me luck!
Ok, using ports of ‘ALL’ I can certainly reach my ESXi server 🙂
I then went to Deploy OVF template, and choose the downloaded OVF file from vmware site.
OK… scratch that. I think an easier method will be to just create a vcenter as a standalone VM, I will tackle the nested vcenter another day.
I followed the instructions here for the vcenter install. https://www.ravellosystems.com/blog/install-vcenter-server-on-cloud/
One tip, after configging the port forwarding, you will need to use https://yourVcenterIP:5480 in order to access the web console.
I was amused at the steps to suppress the warning message about compliance 🙂
And with that I have a working vcenter! (I added the hosts to the vcenter)
Next post, some Veeam, and maybe some monkeys