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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook by Hersey Cartwright

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Choosing a vCenter Single Sign-On deployment mode

In vSphere 5.1, there are three deployment modes available for the vCenter SSO server. These are as follows:

  • Basic mode
  • High availability cluster mode
  • Multisite mode

The deployment mode that is chosen depends on the requirements of the design. Is high availability required? Will there be a SSO server located at multiple sites? Will vCenter Linked Mode be used? This recipe takes a look at the different deployment modes and how they are used.

SSO has been rewritten, and the deployment has been simplified in vSphere 5.5. vSphere 5.5 provides a single deployment option for single or multiple sites. The dependency on an external database has also been removed in vSphere 5.5.

How to do it…

To determine the ...

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