The vCenter Server installation wizard prompts you for the installation information. It is a best practice to keep a record of the values that you entered in case you must reinstall the product.

You can use this worksheet to record the information that you need for the installation of vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller.

Table 1. Information Required for Installing vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller

Required Information

Default

Your Entry

System name of the local system.

A system name to use for managing the local system. The system name must be an FQDN. If a DSN is not available, provide a static IP address.

New vCenter Single Sign-On domain.

Domain name

vsphere.local

User name

administrator

You cannot change the default user name during installation.

Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

The password must be at least 8 characters, but no more than 20 characters in length.

The password must conform to the following requirements:

  • Must contain at least one uppercase letter.

  • Must contain at least one lowercase letter.

  • Must contain at least one number.

  • Must contain at least one special character, such as ampersand (&), hash key (#), and percent sign (%).

Site name.

A name for the vCenter Single Sign-On site.

Join a vCenter Single Sign-On domain.

Platform Services Controller FQDN or IP address.

HTTPS port to communicate with an existing vCenter Single Sign-On domain

443

Password for the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator account.

Join an existing site or create a new site.

Name of the site to join or name of the new site.

vCenter Server Service account information.

Can be the Windows system account or a user-specified account.

Account user name

Required if you use a user service account.

Account password

Required if you use a user service account.

Data source name (DSN).

Required if you plan to use an existing external database. Not required if you plan to use the bundled PostrgreSQL database. Leading and trailing spaces are not supported. Remove spaces from the beginning or end of the DSN.

Database user name.

Required if you plan to use an existing database. Not required if you plan to use the bundled PostgreSQL database. Non-ASCII characters are not supported.

Database password.

HTTP port.

80

HTTPS port.

443

Syslog Service port.

514

Syslog Service TLS port.

1514

Secure Token Service port.

7444

Auto Deploy Management port.

6502

Auto Deploy Service port.

6501

ESXi Dump Collector port.

6500

ESXi Heartbeat port.

902

vSphere Web Client port.

9443

Destination folder.

  • The folder in which to install vCenter Server.

  • The folder in which to store data for vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller.

The installation paths cannot contain non-ASCII characters, commas (,), periods (.), exclamation points (!), pound signs (#), at signs (@), or percentage signs (%).

  • The default installation folder is C:\Program Files\VMware.

  • The default folder for data storage is C:\ProgramData\VMware.

Join or do not participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

For information about the CEIP, see the Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program section in vCenter Server and Host Management.

Join the CEIP