An instance of vCenter Single Sign On runs on the vCenter Server Appliance. By default, vCenter Server uses this embedded Single Sign On instance. You can configure the Single Sign On database settings and change the deployment type from embedded to external.

For information about changing the Single Sign On mode from embedded to external, see Change the vCenter Single Sign On Mode in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Before you make changes to the Single Sign On configuration, you must stop the vCenter Server service.

1

Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

2

On the vCenter Server tab, click SSO.

3

Select a Single Sign On database type.

Caution

When you change the database type, information in the Single Sign On database is deleted.

Option

Description

embedded

Connect to the database that is running on this vCenter Server Appliance.

oracle

Connect to an external, existing database.

4

Enter the external database information.

5

Click Test Settings.

6

Click Save Settings.

Start the vCenter Server service.