Configuring VMware Enhanced Linked Mode (vSphere 6.0) Child TopicsIntroductionOne of the advantages of a Dell EMC Converged System is turnkey delivery of a pre-configured physical and logical working system. Converged Systems are physically and logically configured during the manufacturing process. If you have multiple Converged Systems you can use Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) with VMware vSphere 6.0 to log on to a single VMware vCenter and operate, manage and maintain multiple VMware vCenter servers. Due to the installation prerequisites, VMware vSphere 6.0 ELM must be configured on the customer premises. VMware ELM with VMware vSphere 6.0 use cases ELM with VMware vSphere 6.0 can be used several situations. Backing up and restoring Converged Systems with VMware ELMUse this information to review backup and recovery capabilities. AMP design (AMP-2S only)Dell EMC manufacturing configures the AMP with VMware vSphere 6.0 (AMP-2S only) using only VMware recommended topologies. Deployment of the PSC and VMware vCenter using a non-recommended topology may prevent backing up and restoring a VMware vCenter server environment with a PSC(s). VMware ELM scalability planningDetermine the number of PSCs and VMware vCenter servers that are needed for an ELM configuration with VMware vSphere 6.0 in a SSO Domain and SSO site. VMware ELM deployment information When deploying VMware ELM, replicate roles, permission, licenses, tags, and policies across linked VMware vCenter servers. VMware ELM dependencies and limitationsAll VMware PSCs and VMware vCenter Servers participating in an ELM configuration must run the same software build number. VMware ELM ReferencesThese references provide additional information about VMware ELM. VMware ELM Conclusions Enhanced Linked Mode with VMware vSphere 6.0 provides single pane of glass management for up to eight PSCs and ten VMware vCenters in a Single Sign-On Domain and provides simultaneous single pane of glass management for up to ten VMware vCenter servers. This provides an operational improvement in managing multiple VMware vCenter servers. However, as the number of PSCs and VMware vCenter servers increases, the size of the VMware vSphere 6.0 fault domain becomes larger.