When sitting around today thinking about the grand scheme of things for my future state architecture, I was presented with a question from a co-worker about linked-mode.
Does the new 5.1 stuff allow for linked-mode in the appliance?
Knowing the short answer was easy, but explaining how it could be done now with SSO without “linked-mode” spawned a test in my home lab. The test is to have more than one vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) attached and manageable through the 5.1 vSphere Web Client. In short, the answer is yes, it can be done. Here is how:
You will first need to deploy another VCSA somewhere, in my case it was in my lab where my other VCSA was deployed. Once the deployment of the OVF is done you will want to login to the VAMI by going to https://:5480. Your initial login is, of course, root and the password is vmware.
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