PacktLib: VMware ESXi Cookbook

VMware ESXi Cookbook

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Installing and Configuring ESXi

Introduction

Installing ESXi using Interactive Mode

Deploying ESXi hosts using scripted installation

Deploying ESXi hosts using Auto Deploy

Installing vSphere Client

Configuring NTP settings on the ESXi host

Configuring DNS and Routing

Licensing an ESXi host

Installing and Using vCenter

Introduction

Installing vCenter SSO

Installing VMware vCenter

Installing vSphere Web Client

Installing vSphere Auto Deploy

Working with the vCenter inventory objects

Configuring the vCenter Server settings

Working with tags

Using schedule tasks

Managing the plug-ins in vCenter

Deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Networking

Introduction

Creating and deleting VM network port groups

Creating VMkernel port groups

Modifying vSwitch properties

Working with vSphere Distributed Switches

Configuring Private VLANs (PVLAN)

Working with advanced networking

Enabling jumbo frames

Configuring network policies

Storage

Introduction

Implementing the iSCSI storage

Implementing FC and FCoE storages

Configuring Raw Device Mapping

Managing VMFS and NFS datastores

Configuring the storage profiles of a virtual machine

Resource Management and High Availability

Introduction

Preparing hosts for vMotion

Implementing resource pools

Implementing Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

Implementing Distributed Power Management (DPM)

Implementing High Availability (HA)

Implementing Storage Dynamic Resource Scheduling (SDRS)

Managing Virtual Machines

Introduction

Deploying virtual machines

Installing and customizing a guest operating system

Configuring the ESXi host and VM for Fault Tolerance

Configuring virtual machine hardware

Configuring virtual machine's options

Creating snapshots, templates, and clones

Securing the ESXi Server and Virtual Machines

Introduction

Configuring the ESXi firewall

Enabling the Lockdown mode

Managing ESXi authentication

Managing ESXi certificates

Configuring logging for virtual machines

Configuring security settings for virtual machines

Performance Monitoring and Alerts

Introduction

Running vCenter performance monitoring graphs

Configuring SNMP for ESXi and vCenter

Running performance monitoring using ESXTOP

Configuring vCenter alarms

Managing log files

vSphere Update Manager

Introduction

Installing Update Manager

Configuring Update Manager

Creating and managing baselines

Scanning and remediating vSphere objects

Configuring UMDS

Index