Install vCenter Server to manage your vSphere system. vCenter Server Installation and Sign-In ProcessAs part of installation, you are prompted to make choices. Understand the complete installation, vCenter Single Sign-On setup, and permission assignment process before you start. vCenter Server Components and Support ToolsWhen you install vCenter Server, other components are also installed. Download the vCenter Server InstallerDownload the installer for vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client, and associated vCenter components and support tools. Install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server by Using Simple InstallYou can install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server together on a single host machine by using the vCenter Server Simple Install option. This option is appropriate for most deployments. Use Custom Install to Install vCenter Server and Required ComponentsYou can install vCenter Server and other vCenter components separately to customize the location and configuration of each component. Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity SourceUsers can log in to vCenter Server only if they are in a domain that has been added as a vCenter Single Sign-On identity source. vCenter Single Sign-On administrator users can add identity sources from the vSphere Web Client. Install or Upgrade vCenter Server Java Components SeparatelyThe required vCenter Server Java Components (JRE) are installed or upgraded silently when you install or upgrade vCenter Server. You can also install or upgrade vCenter Server Java Components separately. Install or Upgrade vCenter Server tc Server SeparatelyThe required vCenter Server component tc Server is installed or upgraded silently when you install or upgrade vCenter Server. You can also install or upgrade vCenter Server tc Server separately. vCenter Single Sign-On Installation FailsIn a Windows environment, vCenter Single Sign-On installation might fail for several reasons. Download and Deploy the VMware vCenter Server ApplianceAs an alternative to installing vCenter Server on a Windows machine, you can download and deploy the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. The vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linux-based virtual machine optimized for running vCenter Server and the associated services.