Article by Michael Poore (@mpoore)
Is it possible to install vCO on a Windows server silently? Yes.
If you have the EXE file (DVDDrive:\vCenter-Server\vCO\vCenterOrchestrator.exe) available on the server then installing is as simple as:
D:\vCenter-Server\vCO>vCenterOrchestrator.exe -i silent
It takes a few seconds to complete but at the end of it the vCO Configuration service is present and running:
Of course that’s just installing vCO, it’s not configured – that’s still to be done (see my earlier article on configuring vCO).
So, what’s the point of doing such an install then? Where’s the benefit? If you look at vCO’s Configuration Maximums it’s not entirely obvious is it?
|Connected vCenter Server systems||10|
|Connected ESX/ESXi servers||300|
|Connected virtual machines spread over vCenter Server systems||15000|
|Concurrent running workflows||150|
You’d need a very large environment to *need* more than one vCO server let alone to need a method of automatically deploying them. Either that or a very particular use case.
Michael is a Senior Consultant for Xtravirt. If it's got buttons or flashy lights on it then it'll probably be on his radar. When not "mending computers" (it's sometimes easier than explaining "cloud" to relatives), Michael provides essential education, entertainment and trampoline services to his two children.