vCenter Server – Physical or Virtual

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Virtual Center
VMWare esxi 5
VMware vSphere 5
What is the best practice to install VC 5.x ... Physical machine or Virtual machine? What are their respective advantages/disadvantages?

Software/Hardware used:
ESXi 5

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In my opinion there are several benefits when using virtualization as I describe in Virtualization Benefits – Lefteris Karafilis Blog

Easier DR, Snapshots, HW consolidation, HA clustering to name a few. The same goes with VCenter as long as you are able to host it in a HA cluster or a node that won’t affect its managed VSphere environment. It is not an accident that VMware released an appliance version of VCenter.

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