When you install vCenter Server with an external Platform Services Controller, 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 have to reinstall the product.

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

Information Required for Installing vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller

Required Information

Default value

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.

Single Sign-On information.

Platform Services Controller FQDN or IP address.

Single Sign-On HTTPS port.

443

Single Sign-On user name.

Single Sign-On user password.

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 use an existing external database. Not required if you are using the bundled PostgreSQL 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

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 folders.

The folder in which to install vCenter Server.

The folder in which to store data for vCenter Server with an external 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.