PacktLib: Implementing VMware vCenter Server

Implementing VMware vCenter Server

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

vCenter Deployment

Key vCenter functions and capabilities

VMware terminologies – vSphere, ESX, ESXi, hypervisor, and VMFS

vSphere component layers

The VMware licensing model

Planning the vSphere environment

Installing the Management Suite

Configuring a database for vCenter Server

Accessing vCenter with vSphere Client

Accessing vCenter with web client

Summary

Managing ESXi Hosts

Adding and removing existing hosts

Storage

Networking

EVC mode

Host Profiles

Summary

Virtual Machine Management

Creating a new VM

VMware Tools

Cloning the existing VM

Deploying a VM from a template

Importing/exporting an OVF template

Snapshots

Summary

Availability Management

Reducing planned and unplanned downtime

Creating a vSphere HA cluster

Fault Tolerance

Summary

Security Management

User management

Securing ESXi

Summary

Resource Management

Resource allocation

Resource pools

DRS

Summary

Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions

Events, alarms, and system monitoring

Viewing and scheduling tasks

The Update Manager plugin

Summary

VMware vCenter Operations

Installing and configuring vCenter Operations

Evaluation tasks

Summary

VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Installing and configuring vCenter Orchestrator

Administering vCenter Orchestrator

Summary

Index