VMware: Running VirtualCenter in a VM

 We currently run our VC in a VM, so I’ll have to take a look at this.

VMware has released a technical note on running VC in a VM. I personally don’t like running VC in a VM, for the reasons covered in the technote. I do like the concept to P2V your existing physical VC (connected to an external SQL/Oracle DB) and use it in a DR scenario.

Some things to note when deploying VC in a VM:

  • You need to obtain a host-based license & an initial standalone ESX host, as you cannot boot your VC without a (host- or server-based) license 🙂
  • Shutting down/maintenance on your Virtual VirtualCenter can be tricky: you need to locate VC & connect to an ESX host to power on VC or change your hardware config for your VC.

Download it here

Source: VMware: Running VirtualCenter in a VM
Originally published on Wed, 04 Apr 2007 08:57:00 GMT by Vincent Vlieghe


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