Installing vCenter Single Sign-On service allows the system to improve security simplifying the authentication process within vSphere infrastructure.
vCenter SSO made its appearance in vSphere 5.1 with the goal of centralizing the authentication process and it’s a core component of vCenter Server 5.5.
The installation procedure of VMware vCenter 5.5 involves several steps and for a successful installation every piece of software has to be configured accordingly.
- Part 1 - Install guide introduction
- Part 2 - Install ESXi 5.5
- Part 3 - Install vCenter Single Sign-On
- Part 4 - Install vSphere Web Client
- Part 5 - Install Inventory Service
- Part 6 - Create vCenter database and DSN
- Part 7 - Install vCenter Server
- Part 8 - Create Update Manager database and DSN
- Part 9 - Install Update Manager
Part 3 - Install vCenter Single Sign-On
The first step of the procedure is the installation of the Single Sign-On service. From the VMware vCenter Installer select the option vCenter Single Sign-On and click Install button to proceed.
The Setup Wizard appears guiding the user through the installation process. Click Next to start.
Accept the EULA and click Next.
The wizard checks the prerequisites. If no errors are reported, click Next to continue.
Select option that best fit in your network environment then click Next.
Type the password will be used by SSO Administrator account.
Type a name in the Site name field. Click Next.
Leave default settings if you don’t have any specific need then click Next.
Leave default value as destination folder. Click Next.
Review install options then click Install button to proceed.
The installation takes place showing the ongoing status.
When installation is complete, click Finish to exit Setup Wizard.
First step of VMware vCenter 5.5 installation is done. The vSphere Web Client is the next component to be installed in the system.