Mastering VMware vSphere 6
Nick Marshall, Grant Orchard, Josh Atwell
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Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.
This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to:
- Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components
- Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates
- Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines
- Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility
- Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs
- Monitor infrastructure performance and availability
- Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
all the workflows that automate actions in vCenter Server. Foreword When I handed off the Mastering VMware vSphere series of books to Nick Marshall with Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5, Nick invited me to write the foreword for that version of the book. In that foreword, I shared the story of how Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and Mastering VMware vSphere 5 had come to be, and why I’d felt it necessary to “pay it forward” by giving someone else (Nick, in this case) the same opportunity I’d been given.
product suite is a comprehensive collection of products and features that together provide a full array of enterprise virtualization functionality. The vSphere product suite includes the following products and features: VMware ESXi VMware vCenter Server vSphere Update Manager VMware vSphere Desktop Client and vSphere Web Client VMware vCenter Orchestrator vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multi-Processing vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) vSphere Storage DRS
network gateway to be used as the default gateway for downloading the installation script and the installation media. netmask=XX.XXXX.XX Specifies the network mask for the network interface used to download the installation script or the installation media. vlanid=XX Configures the network interface to be on the specified VLAN when downloading the installation script or the installation media. ks=cdrom:/path Not a comprehensive list of boot options The list found in Table 2.1 includes only
updated to work with the vSphere Web Client? Well, in some cases you may not have a choice other than to use the older client, but over time the crossover period will fade away and only the vSphere Web Client will be used. Prior to vSphere 5.5, I would have stated that the vSphere Desktop Client was still the one to use, but now that vendors have had time to update and features are presented only through the vSphere Web Client, it’s my opinion that we’re on the other side of the curve. As stated
default ports on which vCenter Server operates. Unless you have a specific reason to change them, I recommend accepting the defaults. 10. Change the directory for installation if desired and click Next. 11. On the final screen, shown in Figure 3.11, review your configuration. To start the installation process, click Install. Figure 3.11 The vCenter Server installation program will ask for all the configuration options up front before installing the software. vCenter server and IIS Despite the