VMware vCenter Operations in Memory Constrained Lab Environments

I’m always eager to learn some new cool pieces of technology. Yes, I know vCenter Operations for quite some time, but it makes a difference, if you install it on your own. Thus said, I grabbed the VMware vCenter Operations vApp (referred to as vCOps) as an evaluation copy here. After downloading the ova I logged in to my vCenter server and went for Deploy OVF Template…. Looking at the memory specifications for a small vCOps deployment I realized quickly that it won’t work on my Mac Mini (vCOps minimum requirement of 16GB RAM).

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