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VSICM51 - Slide 14-22 - Before Installing vCenter Server



1. Wrong:

The second item of the unordered list in the slide notes state:

Make sure that the system that you use for vCenter Server belongs to a domain and not a workgroup. If the system is assigned to a workgroup, vCenter Server is unable to discover all domains and systems available on the network when using such features as Guided Consolidation.
1.a. Correct:

vCenter Server can belong to either an Active Directory Domain or a Workgroup, in which case the documentation has a warning:

If the system that you use for your vCenter Server installation belongs to a workgroup rather than a domain, not all functionality is available to vCenter Server. If assigned to a workgroup, the vCenter Server system is not able to discover all domains and systems available on the network when using some features.
1.a. Source:

vSphere 5.1 Documentation Center.


1.b. Correct:

According to vSphere 4.1 Release Notes:

VMware vSphere 4.1 and its subsequent update and patch releases are the last major releases for VMware Guided Consolidation.

As such, VMware vCenter Guided Consolidation is no longer supported in vSphere 5.x, hence the above list item from slide notes is not applicable to this release.

1.b. Source:

VMware vSphere 4.1 Release Notes.



2. Wrong:

Another typo, in the third item of the unordered list in slide notes, messes up with the embedded database version:

Create a vCenter Server database, unless you want to use SQL Server 2008 Express, the default vCenter Server database.
2. Correct:

As already stated for slide 14-20, the correct version of the embedded database is SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.

2. Source:

vSphere 5.0 Documentation Center.


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