If deploying in a production environment, refer to the vSphere Installation and Setup for vSphere 6.0 Guide.
- Launch the vCenter Server Installer
- Select vCenter Server for Windows, and click Install.
- Click Next on the welcome screen.
- Accept the EULA, click Next.
- Under External Deployment, select Platform Services Controller, and click Next.
- Verify the system name (recommended you use FQDN, not IP Address), and click Next.
- Select Join a vCenter Single Sign-On domain.
- Enter the FQDN for the first Platform Services Controller that owns the SSO domain you want to join.
- Enter the vCenter Single Sign-On password, then click Next.
- When prompted for Certificate Validation, click OK to accept the self-signed certificate.
- Select Join an existing site, choose the site from the drop-down menu (should match the site name of the first PSC you created), and click Next.
- On the Configure Ports page, make any changes necessary for your environment, and click Next.
- Set the PSC installation and data directories, and click Next.
- Select whether or not to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), and click Next.
- Verify the installation summary settings, and if all looks well, click Install.
Install vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Components, Connecting to the Second PSC
- Launch the vCenter installer and select vCenter Server for Windows. Click Install.
- Once the installer initializes, click Next.
- Accept the VMware End User License Agreement, and click Next.
- Under External Deployment, select vCenter Server and click Next.
- Enter the system’s FQDN, and click Next.
- Enter the information for the external PSC that was deployed in the section above, and click Next. This step will register the vCenter with the PSC.
- When prompted for certificate validation, click OK to approve the self-signed certificate created by the PSC.
- Configure the vCenter service account according to your environment requirements and click Next. If you are using an external database server, you will need to specify a user service account.
Note: If you are using a user service account, you will need to make sure it has the “log on as a service” privilege in the local security policy.
- Select your database deployment and enter information if necessary, then click Next.
- Configure the required ports if necessary to match your environment, and click Next.
- Configure the installation directory for the vCenter Server and data, then click Next.
- Review all settings, and when ready, click Install.