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Downloading and deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.x

We have a new video uploaded to our VMware KBTV YouTube channel today.

In this video tutorial you will see the process for downloading and deploying the vCenter Server appliance. The process is rather straight forward and easy to follow. In just a few steps you will be able to download the appliance and run it within your own VMware virtualized environments.

For the purpose of this demonstration we used an ESX 4.1 based host in order to deploy the appliance, which is a really old version at this stage, but the process is relatively the same across all of the more recent ESXi versions.

For additional instructions and information, check out the related VMware Knowledge Base article Downloading and deploying the vCenter Server Appliance 5.x (2007619).

We are currently working on a video tutorial which will demonstrate upgrading vCenter Server Appliance from 5.0.x to 5.1 so watch this space for details concerning that video as the week progresses.

Note: For best viewing results, ensure that the 720p HD quality setting is selected and view in full screen mode.