So you have ESXi up and running. What is next? Get the vCenter appliance running. I downloaded the OVA and imported in just a few minutes.
After getting the appliance all booted go the https://<your-ip>:5480
Setup vCenter Options
I selected custom so I could go through all the options.
Oracle is also an option.
Fill in if external. Embedded you just need to choose a password for the Administrator.
Setup your Active Directory authentication. You can do this later if you don’t have the right information now. One thing I learned is the hostname of the appliance MUST be set to a FQDN for this to work.
Sign in. the default username and password for the appliance is root and vmware
Now you have a ESXi all ready and added. Start being Virtually awesome.