Verify that the vCenter Server computer meets the hardware and software requirements to install VSA Manager.

VSA Manager has the same hardware requirements as vCenter Server 5.0. For more information about the vCenter Server 5.0 hardware requirements, see vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements.

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit (SP2 required)

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit (SP2 required)

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit SP2

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter 64-bit R2

You install VSA Manager on the vCenter Server system.

vCenter Server 5.0

vCenter Server 5.0 Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (installed during vCenter Server 5.0 installation)

vCenter Server 5.0 Tomcat 6.0.18 (installed during vCenter Server 5.0 installation)

Windows Installer 4.5 or higher

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Internet Explorer 7 or higher

Latest version of Adobe Flash for Internet Explorer

Make sure that you have sufficient disk space to install VSA Manager.

Hard Disk Space Requirements for VSA Manager Installation

File or Directory Used by VSA Manager Installer

Hard Disk Space Requirements

Installation executable

VMware-vsamanager-en-1.0.0-<build_number>.exe

780MB

Temporary installation files

Windows Server 2003: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

Windows Server 2008: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp

2.3GB

VSA Manager installation directory

Windows Server 2003: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\VSA Manager

Windows Server 2008: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\VSA Manager

3.9MB

VSA Manager Web application archive

Windows Server 2003: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\VSAManager.war

Windows Server 2008: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\VSAManager.war

780MB

VSA Manager Web application installation directory

Windows Server 2003: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\VSAManager\

Windows Server 2008: %PROGRAMFILES%\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\VSAManager\

780MB

Total hard disk space required

4.7GB

VSA Manager installation adds exceptions to the Windows Firewall. Make sure that the ports required by VSA Manager are available.

Port Number Exceptions that VSA Manager adds to Windows Firewall

VSA Manager Service

TCP Port Number

VSA Manager - VSA Cluster Client Port

2181

VSA Manager - VSA Cluster Server Port

2888

VSA Manager - VSA Cluster Election Port

3888

VSA Manager - VSA Cluster Java Remote Method Invocation Port

2375

You must be a local Administrator to install and run the VSA Manager Installer.