Create an additional vCenter Single Sign-On node as a partner to an existing vCenter Single Sign-On installation in a different location so that the authentication information is replicated between the vCenter Single Sign-On instances. The vCenter Server instances registered with the replicating vCenter Single Sign-On instances are in Linked Mode and belong to the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain.


  1. In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file to start the installer.
  2. Under Custom Install, select vCenter Single Sign-On, and click Install.
  3. Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to review the Welcome page and accept the end user patent and license agreements.
  4. If the prerequisites check screen shows any problems, cancel the installation, correct the problems, and restart the installer.
  5. Select the deployment mode Multisite.
  6. Enter the information to point this additional node to an existing vCenter Single Sign-On server.
    1. Enter the partner host name.
      The partner host name is the IP address or DNS name of the existing vCenter Single Sign-On server to replicate from.
    2. Enter the password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account of the existing vCenter Single Sign-On server.
  7. Review and accept the partner certificate.
  8. Enter the new site name.
  9. Accept or change the HTTPS port for vCenter Single Sign-On.
  10. Accept or change the default vCenter Single Sign-On installation folder.
  11. Review the installation options and click Install.


The additional vCenter Single Sign-On server is installed.

What to do next

Repeat this procedure for each additional node.