Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Installing VMware update manager in the vCenter Server

Assuming the SQL server 2008 and vCenter server are installed in the same server. Now, I have to install VMware update manager in the server which are installed SQL server 2008 and vCenter.

If you would like to know how to install vCenter and SQL Server 2008 in the same server, please read the following website:

Installing vCenter server 4.1 with SQL Server 2008

Lab environment
Computer FQDN: DC01.contoso.com
Roles: Domain Controller, DNS Server
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Computer FQDN: VC01.contoso.com
Roles: vCenter Server with SQL Server 2008 (Standard or Enterprise)
Operating System: Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise 64 bit

1. At VC01, log in as vcadmin.
2. Launch "SQL Server Management Studio", click "Connect".
3. Right-click "Databases", select "New Database".
4. Next to "Database name", type "VUMDB".

5. Click "OK".
6. Expand "Security > Logins", right-click "Contoso\vcadmin", select "Properties".
7. At left  pane, select "User Mapping".
8. Check "VUMDB".
9. Next to "Default Schema", type "dbo".

10. At "Database role membership for: VUMDB", check "db_owner".

11. Click "OK".
12. Close "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio".
13. Launch "Windows Explorer", navigate to "%Systemroot%\SysWOW64".
14. Double-click "odbcad32.exe".
15. Select "System DSN" tab, click "Add".
16. Select "SQL Server Native Client 10.0".

17. Click "Finish".
18. Next to "Name", type "VUMDB".
19. Next to "Server", type "vc01.contoso.com".

20. Click "Next" twice.
21. Check "Change the default database to", select "VUMDB".

22. Click "Next".
23. Click "Finish".

24. Click "Test Data Source".

25. Click "OK" three times.
26. Insert VMware vCenter 4.1 DVD, click "vCenter Update Manager".
27. Select "English (United States)", click "OK".
28. At welcome screen, click "Next" twice.
29. Select "I accept the terms in the license agreement", click "Next".
30. At "vCenter Server Information", next to "Username", type "Administrator".
31. Next to "Password", type Domain Administrator's password.

32. Click "Next".
33. Select "Use and existing supported database", next to "Data Source Name (DSN)", select "VUMDB (MS SQL)".

34. Click "Next" twice.

35. Click "Next" twice.
36. Click "Install".
37. Click "Finish".
38. Launch "Services" console, make sure "VMware vCenter Update Manager Service" is started.


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