VMware ESXI 5.5 and Vcenter/vCenter Server Appliance 1476389

vmware esxi

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Datastorage: kingston ssd 64gb, toshibaQ ssd 120, toshiba 500gb 2.5inch hdd

 

Over the past few days I have been scratching my head trying to install vCenter after upgrading my esxi lab to 5.5. It requires you to management your esxi vm using their new vsphere webclient. I could no get the SSO login to work.

Lucky I stumble onto a site call TinkerTry @ http://www.tinkertry.com/. It even have a full written and video guide for the averge job like me 😀

Check full Vsphere 5.5 install esxi 5.5 and vcenter and vsphere web client

http://www.tinkertry.com/installvsphere55/

Cyberpower UPS automated shutdown for VMware ESXi lab

http://www.tinkertry.com/configure-automated-shutdown-homelab-datacenter-15-minutes/

all by Paul Braren check him out!

my esxi 5.5 specification

  • Supermicro X9SCM-F
  • Intel Xeon 1260L @ 2.40hz
  • 16GB Kingston ECC memory
  • Datastorge: kingston ssd 64gb, toshibaQ ssd 120, toshiba 500gb 2.5inch hdd
  • Powersupply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK II 500W
  • M1015 Raid card in IT-Mode for freenas
  • kingston usb as esxi boot drive