In this tutorial I will guide you through installing the vCenter 5 Appliance. The vCenter 5 Appliance is a separate download consisting of an ovf file and 2 vmdk disks. You can download the appliance from www.vmware.com
Installing the vCenter 5 Appliance
1. First up you must have installed an ESXi 5 Server. Download and install the vSphere 5 client from the ESXi 5 host web page. Launch the client and connect directly with the ESXi 5 host.
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