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In vSphere 6, the License Service is part of the Platform Services Controller.It delivers centralized license management and reporting functionality to vSphere and to products integrated with vSphere.It provides an inventory for licenses in the vSphere environment and manages the license assignments for ESXi hosts, vCenter Server systems, and clusters with VMware Virtual SAN± enabled . It manages the license assignments for products that integrate with vSphere.
130VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, ManageYou can use the License Service with freshly installed vSphere 6 environments or with environments that are upgraded from vSphere 5.x to vSphere 6 For more information about vSphere licensing, see vCenter Server and Host Management at https://.
Module 4vCenter Server131vCenter Server4Preparing for vCenter Server Appliance Deployment (1)Slide 4-25Before deploying vCenter Server Appliance, you must complete several tasks:±Verify that all vCenter Server Appliance system requirements are met.±Prepare a vCenter Server database:±Use the included PostgreSQL database.±Set up an external Oracle database.±For the first installation of vCenter Server Appliance, you must first deploy the Platform Services Controller and then vCenter Server.±If you deploy vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller, this happens automatically.±If you install vCenter Server with an external Platform Services Controller, you must first install the Platform Services Controller and then install vCenter Server.
132VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, ManagePreparing for vCenter Server Appliance Deployment (2)Slide 4-26Before deploying vCenter Server Appliance, you must complete several tasks:±When you install vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller, you must provide the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the static IP of the host machine on which you are performing the install or upgrade. VMware recommends using the FQDN.±Before you install vCenter Server Appliance, verify that all machines on the vSphere network have their clocks synchronized.
Module 4vCenter Server133vCenter Server4Deploying vCenter Server ApplianceSlide 4-27You can configure vCenter Server Appliance by using the vSphere Web Client, the appliance shell, or the Direct Console User Interface.You must download and install the vCenter Server Appliance installer and the VMware Client Integration Plug-In.The Client Integration Plug-In provides access to a virtual machine±s console in the vSphere Web Client as well as access to other vSphere infrastructure tasks.
134VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, ManagevCenter Server Appliance Installation Media Slide 4-28vCenter Server Appliance is distributed as an ISO image, which contains the following components:±vCenter Server Appliance 6 data file (vcsafolder)±Client Integration Plug-In 6 for Windows, Mac, and Linux ±vCenter Server Appliance command-line installer±vCenter Server Appliance UI deployment Web page (index.html)