http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2032885 – This video discusses and demonstrates how to install VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method.
In particular, this video tutorial shows how to perform a basic installation of the vCenter Single Sign On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server components on a single host machine using the vCenter Server Simple Install option.
Before installing vCenter Server 5.1, vSphere 5.1 requires you to install vCenter Single Sign On and install the Inventory Service. You can install vCenter Single Sign On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server all on a single host machine using the vCenter Server Simple Install option. This option is appropriate for small deployments.
For additional information see the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide athttp://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
Note: Installation sequences are shortened in the video for the sake of time. In reality, installations will take a little bit longer to complete.
Note: For best viewing results, ensure that the 720p HD option is selected and view in full screen mode.