Tag: PSC

vSphere 6.0 Installation Pt. 14: Install Windows vCenter

Now that we are pretty far into this series, we can finally install our Windows vCenter. This will leverage our external PSC, for maximum scalability. Depending on your environment size, you may need to scale up the VM's hardware specs for optimal performance. Consult VMware documentation for sizing guidance. In this exercise...

Publishing vSphere 6.0 VMCA Signing Certificate

As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 installation series, you can configure the new VMCA to be a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great, and opens up new certificate management options for organizations that wish to use trusted SSL certificates. However, you may run into a situation where this...

vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 11: VMCA as Subordinate

As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 install part 3, VMware has introduced a new certificate option in this release. You can now make a built-in VMware certificate authority (VMCA) a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great news, as it will allow some automation of the certificate deployment process....

vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 6: Install Windows PSC

Now that we've gotten some background and best practices behind us, now it's time to start the actual software installation. As previously mentioned, in all but the smallest environments it's recommended to have a dedicated Platform Services Controller (PSC), rather than an embedded one. So first up here will be...

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