How to Configure ODBC for vCenter

Today we are discussing about how to configure ODBC driver for vCenter external database.

I am using MSSQL 2014 Express database and I created a data base called “vgyanvc”.

Let’s start:-

Open ODBC Data Source Administrator (64-bit) from start menu.

Select System DSN and click on “Add..”

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From ” Create new data source” plane select “SQL Server native client 11.0”.

Click “Finish”

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Enter database name in the Name field: “vgyanvc”

Enter database server name in the server field: “vc.vgyan.local”

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Select SQL authentication here:-

  1. Windows authentication
  2. SQL server authentication (sa)

Select authentication and click next..

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Change the default database to your database name ex: vgyanvc, Click “Next”

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Select default options and Click “Finish”

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Database test completed successfully!!

Click “OK” here..

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Verify the ODBC configuration and click “OK” here..

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Now we can see the “vgyanvc” in ODBC.

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Thanks for reading!!!

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Written by Sujith Surendran

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