VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook

VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook

Abhilash G. B.

Language: English

Pages: 414

ISBN: 1782172858

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

VMware is still the undisputed leader in providing virtualization solutions ranging from server virtualization to storage and network virtualization. VMware vSphere is the industry's most complete and robust virtualization platform, transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures.

VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook will walk you through the procedures involved in installing or upgrading your current vSphere environment to Version 5.5 and also help you perform the most common administration tasks ranging from configuring HA, DRS, and DPM, configuring storage and networking, to patching/upgrading using vSphere Update Manager, performing remote CLI operations using VMA, and monitoring the performance of a vSphere environment.

This book is written with simplified and to-the-point theory eliminating the need for lengthy reading before performing a task. Most of the tasks are accompanied with relevant screenshots and flowcharts to facilitate your understanding.















should be listed online under the Storage Providers tab: The datastores corresponding to the LUNs on the array will show the VASA-propagated system storage capabilities. None of the capabilities have to be manually assigned. VASA will auto-propagate the capability of the underlying LUN to its corresponding datastore. For example, the following is a screenshot showing the system-generated capability of one of the datastores: See also For more information on using storage providers, read the

you intend to add a virtual network adapter (vNIC), and then click on Edit Settings.Use the New device option available in the Edit Settings window, select Network as the device option, and then click on Add as demonstrated in the following screenshot: A New Network entry for the adapter will be made available on the settings page. Use the drop-down box next to New Network to select a port group.Select the network Adapter Type and a port group to connect the network adapter: Click on OK to

VM to override the cluster automation level: From the vCenter's inventory home, navigate to the Hosts and Clusters view.Select a cluster and navigate to Manage | Settings | VM Overrides.On the VM Overrides page, click on the Add button to bring up the Add VM Overrides window.In the Add VM Overrides window, click on the + icon to bring up the Select a VM window.In the Select a VM window, select the VM whose settings need to be overridden and click on OK. This should take you back to the Add VM

continue: Modify the vSphere Update Manager install location and patch store location, if needed, and click on Next: Tip Although the default patch store location is the system drive (C:), it is recommended to have the patch store on a different drive to reduce the chances of using up all the free space in the system drive. If there enough free space, it would throw a warning informing you of this, as shown in the following screenshot: Click on OK to close the warning. On the Ready to

customizing the columnar output again. Getting ready To get started, we need access to the ESXi CLI via the console or SSH. How to do it… To export the esxtop configuration to a file, first launch esxtop, customize the output as required, hit the W key by shifting to uppercase, specify a directory patch to save the configuration file, and then hit Enter: The file created can then be used to display the configuration template, without the need to go through the customization again. In this

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