Managing VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Start vCenter Server in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Procedure

1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

2. On the vCenter Server tab, select Status.

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3. Click Start vCenter.You can now connect to vCenter Server using either the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client.


Start or Stop ESXi Services in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Some VMware vCenter Server Appliance configuration changes require a restart of ESXi services to take effect.

Procedure

1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance web console.

2. On the Services tab, click Status.

3. (Optional) Click Stop ESXi Services to stop ESXi services.

4. Click Start ESXi Services to start ESXi services. (NoteYou do not get prompt to start or stop service)

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Change the Administrator Password for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

You can change the vCenter Server administrator password in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Procedure

1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

2. On the vCenter Server tab, select Administration.

In the same screen you can enable or disable SSH, by default it is enabled

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Configure Inventory Size for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Set the inventory size of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance based on the number of hosts and virtual machines that you plan to have in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance inventory.

Procedure

1. In the VI Client, power off the VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine.

2. Right-click the VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine in the inventory pane and select Edit Settings.

3. On the Hardware tab, select Memory.

4. Set the memory size based on your planned inventory size.

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5. Click OK.Power on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine.

6. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

7. On the vCenter Server tab, click Settings.

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