Home > Blogs > VMware Support Insider


Installing the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server

Hey there, KBTV fans!

Today we have two new videos for your viewing pleasure. In these videos we discuss and demonstrate how to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server and the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in for the vSphere Client.

In the first of these two videos, we focus on the process for installing the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.

The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server needs to be installed before you can use vCenter Server to manage 3rd-party hypervisors. You can install the vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager server on the same machine as vCenter Server if it runs on Windows or on a remote machine.

Before installing, ensure that these prerequisites are met:

  • You have an account with administrator privileges on the vCenter Server system.
  • The Windows Remote Management service is running and configured on the vCenter Server machine and on the machine where you install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.
  • Your user account has sufficient rights to install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package. The vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager installer initiates the installation of the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package.
  • (If you want to use a custom certificate for vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager) You have all the necessary certification authorities in the Trusted Root Certification Authority on the system where you want to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager server.

For additional information, see the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager best practices (2036700).

For instructions on how to install the vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manger plugin for the vSphere Client, see the VMware Knowledge Base article Installing vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager plug-in best practices (2039704).