The vCenter Server computer that you use for the VSA Manager installation must meet several requirements specific to VSA.

In addition to general vCenter Server requirement, certain specific requirements apply to the system where you install VSA Manager.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit (SP2 required)

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit (SP2 required)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit SP2

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit R2

Software Requirements

You install VSA Manager on the vCenter Server system.

  • vCenter Server version compatible with the version of VSA. For information, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php.

  • vCenter Server Java Runtime Environment 1.7 (installed during vCenter Server installation)

  • VMware Virtual Center Management Webservices (installed during vCenter Server installation)

  • Windows Installer 4.5 or higher

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher

  • Latest version of Adobe Flash for Internet Explorer

Hard Disk Space Requirements

Make sure that you have sufficient disk space to install VSA Manager. If you install the VSA cluster service on the same server where you install VSA Manager, additional space is required.

Table 1. Hard Disk Space Requirements

Component

Hard Disk Space Requirements

VSA Manager

10GB

VSA Cluster Service

2GB

Port Requirements

VSA Manager installation adds exceptions to the Windows Firewall. Make sure that the ports required by VSA Manager are available.

Table 2. Port Number Exceptions that VSA Manager adds to Windows Firewall

VSA Manager Service

TCP Port Number

VSA Cluster Client Port

4330

VSA Cluster Server Port

4331

VSA Cluster Election Port

4332

VSA RMI Port

4333

VSA JMS SSL Port

4334

VSA JMS Port

4335

VSA HTTPS Port

4336

VSA Upgrade Port1

4337

VSA Upgrade Port2

4338

VSA Upgrade Port3

4339

Windows and vCenter Server Privileges

You must be a local administrator or a domain user with local administrative privileges to be able to install VSA Manager on the Windows computer. In addition, a VSA Manager installation on vCenter Server requires that you are assigned an administrator role with all privileges for vCenter Server. For information on how to assign roles and permissions, see the vSphere Security publication.