vCenter Orchestrator Silent Install

Article by Michael Poore (@mpoore) Is it possible to install vCO on a Windows server silently? Yes. If you have the EXE file (DVDDrive:vCenter-ServervCOvCenterOrchestrator.exe) available on the server then installing is as simple as: [text]D:vCenter-ServervCO>vCenterOrchestrator.exe -i silent[/text] It takes a few seconds to complete but at the end of it the vCO¬†Configuration¬†service is present and running: Of course that's just installing vCO, it's not configured – that's still to be done (see my earlier article on configuring vCO). So, what's the point of doing such an install then? Where's…

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Install vCenter Orchestrator on a Dedicated Server

Article by Michael Poore (@mpoore) The binaries for vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) come bundled alongside vCenter Server and are installed by default when vCenter is installed. But what if, and it's probably a better practice, you want to install vCO on a separate server to vCenter. How's that done? Before running through that, first let's cover requirements. vCO server components must be installed on a 64-bit Windows OS. The client component can happily sit on 32-bit. The minimum recommended RAM is 4GB but in a lab or non-production environment you can get away with less depending on if the database is…

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