Does anyone know the proper sequence to bring up an ESX environment running Virtual Center?
For example, do I bring up the VMWare ESX hosts in the cluster first, or the Virtual Center host first? Thanks Robot! This was for a cluster that I inherited, as I know next to nothing about ESX. Thanks to you I was able to bring everything up in the right sequence after installing our new hardware. The Virtual Center Server is what enables you to cluster the ESX servers so this needs to be up and running before you can even think of clustering anything. Having that said it doesnt matter what order you build your cluster. Existing ESX servers can be clustered from within Virtual Center providing they are at leat ESX 3.0. What I would do. 1. Decide how big cluster is to be and have hardware in place. 2. Build out VC server 3. Build out ESX machines 4. Add ESX machines to VC 5. Create cluster in VC by adding ESX servers. The Virtual Center admin manual contains all of this and can be obtained here. http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pages/vi_pubs_35.html Scroll down to main documentat