Chrispy_ wrote:In a typical production environment there will be multiple hosts and the vCenter VM can be moved around with HA and DRS so that it's still available if you need to take down a host for maintenance.
Personally, I don't like vCenter running on a VM. Having to move the vCenter VM around just to do simple maintenance is just one more step, and I feel that if you ever had to perform a disaster recovery it would be a nightmare chicken-and-egg scenario because you'd want to use vCenter to restore your whole VMWare estate
Chrispy_ wrote:(VMWare's real-time clock isn't exactly precise; You need NTP configured otherwise it'll drift - and I've seen a few different environments where Kerberos failures caused by a 5-minute time-skew are the result of a fully virtualised environment. NTP is trivial to configure but it's not always possible - either an isolated/segregated network for security reasons or software testing environment where time/date are simulated)