Installing vCenter Converter



Note: Make sure vCenter 4 Server and vSphere client is installed and successfully running before trying to install Update Manager

1. vCenter Converter is on the second DVD of the vSphere suite. Once you insert the DVD it should autostart and present you with the vCenter Installer screen. Click on vCenter Converter.

2. Select the language you wish to use. In this case we’ll be using English (United States). Click Ok.

3. The installation wizard begins. Click Next.

4. Select “I agree to the terms in the license agreement” and click Next.

5. If you wish to change the default installtion patch click Change, otherwise click Next.

6. The only alternate option in the Custom section is to install the converter agent locally. As we don’t have to convert the machine we are on, we’ll select Typical and click Next.

7. Enter in the IP address, SSL Port, username and password of the vCenter server. If your SSL port is different than the default port 443, enter in the correct port. There is no need to enter the username in the format of domain\username, as it will automatically use the domain membership of the server. Click Next.

8. Check that the SOAP and Web ports don’t conflict with anything else on the server, if they do feel free to change them from the defaults. Take a screen shot or document these ports, as they will come in handy later. Click Next.

9. This screen selects how this vCenter converter machine will be identified on the network. The options are to either use the full UNC name or IP address. Select UNC name, though ensure that your DNS is working correctly. Click Next.

10. Now you are ready to begin the actual installation. Click Install.

11. In a few minutes your installation will be complete. Click Finish.

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