You can install vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server separately to customize the location and configuration of the components.

Alternatively, you can install vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server together on a single host machine using the vCenter Server Simple Install option. This option is appropriate for small deployments. See Install vCenter Single Sign On, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server by Using Simple Install.

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You can install or upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On in a basic, high availability, or multisite deployment.

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The vSphere Web Client lets you connect to a vCenter Server system to manage an ESXi host through a browser.

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After you install vCenter Single Sign-On, confirm that any vCenter Server administrators in existing Active Directory (AD) domains are recognized by Single Sign-On.

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You can install or upgrade vCenter Single Sign On, vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server separately to customize the location and configuration of the components.

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Automatic replication of data between Single Sign-On sites is not supported in a multisite deployment. After you install or make a change to one of the Single Sign-On instances, you must perform a manual data export and import operation with a command-line tool.

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You can install vCenter Server separately from vCenter Single Sign-On and vCenter Inventory Service to customize the location and configuration of the components.