How To Deploy VMware vCenter Appliance 6.5

In this article, I’ll show you how to deploy VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 using the new Installer.

VCSA 6.5 brings many Improvements to the VMware Infrastructure and version 6.5 simplify the Installation process even more.

The new VCSA 6.5 comes with a new HTML 5 web management client and the old fat client Is no longer available.

To get started, Download VCSA 6.5 from Vmware, Open the ISO Image on a management machine (Linux, MAC or Windows) and go to:


Double click on Installer.exe to start the Install

Click Install

Click next

Select deployment method

Select host to deploy the In on (needs to be ESXi 5.5 and above)

Set the VCSA root password

Select appliance size

Select datastore

Give VCSA IP address or host name (If you give it a hostname make sure you create the hostname In DNS before otherwise, the Installation will fail)


To access VSCA go to


Before we can use It we need to finish the configuration, So In the vSphere 6.5 screen click on

Set up vCenter Server Appliance

Login with the root account

Follow the steps and finish the Installation


To access VSCA use


Or use https://ipaddress to get to the getting started page