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  3. David
    David at |

    Hi Michael

    Good to see the vDS and Cisco 1000 v is supported. Can you clarify the comment re multiple vCenters for me.

    I know you can configure the web client to connect to multiple vCenters, and log into each one individually from one web client. However what happens if you connect to one vCenter that is part of a linked mode configuration, can you see both or all sites that are part of the linked mode configuration from the web client? I remember during the beta What's new course this wasn't possible.



    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi David,

      Alan is spot on. Provided you log into the web client with an account that has access to the linked VC's they will all show up. This is documented on page 212 of vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-installation-setup-guide, and also in the vSphere 5 online documentation at the following URL: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic…. It is only the vCenter Virtual Appliance that doesn't support linked mode in the current version.

  4. Alan
    Alan at |

    Hi David, as per vmware documentation:

    The vSphere Web Client can connect to a Linked Mode vCenter Server environment only if the vSphere Web Client is logged in to vCenter Server as a domain user. For example, if the Linked Mode vCenter Servers are installed with user "abc" added to domain "xyz," the vSphere Web Client user should log in using xyzabc.

    So i assume you should see all the vCenter "forest.



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