Configuring the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine that is optimized for running vCenter Server and associated services.

The vCenter Sever Appliance is supported only on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 and ESXi 5.0. Therefore it does work on VMware workstation minus very poor performance.

The following features are not supported by the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

  • IPv6
  • Linked Mode
  • SQL Server as a supported database
  • DB2 as a supported database

Log In to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web Console


1. Go to the configuration address that your VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine provides

https://VMware vCenter Server Appliance IP address:5480.

2. Type your user name and password, and click Login.

3. The initial default user name is root, and the default password is vmware.