VCenter 5.0 to 5.1 U1 Upgrade while Separating or Splitting out Services (Part 3): Inventory Service

As part of this series, we have already install SSO and the web client.  We will now be installing inventory on it’s own server.  The inventory service contains it’s own local database that is created during installation.  It does not need a SQL database, but I am not quite sure what it is using.  The inventory service install does not really contain anything until we get to Part 4 when we upgrade Vcenter and connect it to the inventory service.

1.  Log onto the server that you will be installing the inventory service.

2. Double click the auto install of your Vcenter Download and select inventory service or browse directly to the install for this component and double click.  Hit Next.


3.  Select the install directory and hit next.


4.  Enter the FQDN of this server if not already populated and hit next.


5.  Take default ports or change them to your organization’s standard and hit next.


6.  Select the Java heap size for your environment.  In my opinion it doesn’t hurt to go one size larger if you ever think your environment will grow.


7.  Enter the FQDN or your SSO server that was built in Part 1 and enter the admin@System-Domain password.


8.  Install the default self signed certificates for the inventory service.  You can replace them with CA certificates at a later time if need be.


9.  Begin the install and wait for it to finish.


10.  Click finish on the install and on to the last part!


Next part will be getting the Vcenter service upgraded and pointed to the new SSO/Inventory servers.


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