VMware VSphere 5 Administration Instant Reference

VMware VSphere 5 Administration Instant Reference

By: Andy Daniel (author), Van van Noy (author), Christopher Kusek (author)Paperback

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Compact and portable reference guide for quick answers to VMware vSphere If you're looking to migrate to the newest version of VMware vSphere, this concise guide will get you up to speed and down to business in no time. If you're new to VMware vSphere, this book is for you too! The compact size of this quick reference makes it easy for you to have by your side whether you're in the field, server room, or at your desk. Helpful elements for finding information such as thumb tabs, tables of contents with page numbers at the beginning of each chapter, and special headers puts what you need at your fingertips, fast. No matter your skill level, this book's focus on essential day-to-day tasks for administering vSphere make it a handy reference for anyone. * Covers the highly anticipated release of VMware vSphere * Allows you to hit the ground running with the latest VMware vSphere software * Provides you answers on the spot with concise, no-nonsense instruction Designed for busy IT professionals, this instant reference is the perfect go-to resource.

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Contents

Introduction xix Part I: Building a VMware vSphere Environment 1 Chapter 1: Introduction to vSphere 3 Understand the Legacy Features of vSphere 5 VMotion 5 VMware Cluster 7 Distributed Resource Scheduler 7 High Availability 8 VMware vCenter Converter 9 VMware vSphere Update Manager 10 64-Bit 11 VMware Capacity Planner 11 Host Profiles 11 vCenter Linked Mode 12 Distributed Power Management 12 Enhanced VMotion Compatibility 12 VMware Data Recovery 13 vSphere Client 13 VMkernel Protection 14 Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning 14 VMware DCUI 15 vSphere Web Client 15 Understand the New Features of vSphere 16 Enhancements in Storage 16 Storage DRS 16 Enhancements in VMFS-5 16 Enhancements in Storage VMotion 17 Virtual Machine Scalability 17 vCenter Improvements 18 Fault Tolerance 18 Networking Enhancements 19 VMware vShield 5 Suite 19 Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring ESXi 21 Prepare for Installation 22 Install ESXi 24 Install ESXi Manually 26 Automate ESXi Installation 29 Configure Post-Install Options 34 Configure ESXi from the Console 35 Install the vSphere Client 38 Configure ESXi from within the vSphere Client 39 Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server 51 Prepare for Installation 52 Identify Hardware Requirements 53 Identify Operating System Requirements for vCenter Server and vSphere Client 53 Identify Database Requirements 55 Identify Networking Requirements 56 Identify Authentication Requirements 58 Install a Database 58 Create a vCenter Database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 58 Create a vCenter Database in Oracle 61 Prepare and Install vCenter Server 63 Prepare for Installation 64 Install vCenter Server 65 Deploy a vCenter Server Appliance 69 Configure a vCenter Server Appliance 73 Install Additional Components 78 Install vSphere Client 85 Configure vCenter Server 86 Connect to vCenter Server 86 Install Plug-Ins in vSphere Client 87 Configure Advanced vCenter Server Settings 89 Create a Datacenter 90 Add a Cluster 91 Add a Host 100 Chapter 4: Understanding Licensing 103 Become Familiar with VMware Licensing 104 Review the Versions of vSphere 106 Review the Licensing Method in vSphere 110 Manage Licenses 111 Install Licenses 111 Assign Licenses 114 Unassign and Remove Licenses 118 Change Licenses Assigned to Assets 120 Install Licenses for Legacy Hosts 121 Review Installed Licenses 124 View Licenses by Product 125 View Licenses by License Key 126 View Licenses by Asset 127 Chapter 5: Upgrading to vSphere 5 129 Prepare for the Upgrade 130 Upgrade vCenter Server 132 Upgrade to vCenter Server 5.0 on the Same System 133 Upgrade to vCenter Server 5.0 on a Different System 134 Install vCenter Server Appliance 135 Perform Postupgrade Tasks 136 Upgrade ESX/ESXi Hosts 139 Upgrade ESX/ESXi Using vCenter Update Manager 140 Perform a Manual In-Place Upgrade 144 Upgrade with a Fresh ESX/ESXi Installation 144 Perform Postupgrade Tasks 145 Upgrade VMware Tools 145 Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware 146 Part II: Configuring Your vSphere Environment 149 Chapter 6: Creating and Managing Virtual Networking 151 Understand the Basics 153 Work with Virtual Switches 153 Understand Network Services 154 Use NIC Teaming 154 Configure VLANs 155 Use VLAN Tagging 155 View Networking Configuration and Network Adapter Information 156 Network with vSwitches 157 Set Up NIC Teaming on the Management Network 157 Assign Static IP Addresses for the Management Network 159 Create a vSwitch for Virtual Machine Networking 159 Network with vSphere Distributed Switches 163 Configure a vSphere Distributed Switch 164 Add Hosts and Adapters to a vDS 167 Edit General and Advanced vDS Settings 168 Manage Physical and Virtual Network Adapters 168 Migrate Existing Virtual Adapters into vDS 171 Add a dvPort Group 173 Edit a dvPort Group 174 Create a Private VLAN 175 Migrate VMs to a vDS 176 Understand Advanced Networking 178 Customize MAC Addresses 178 Create VMkernel Ports for Software iSCSI 179 Troubleshoot Using the Command Line 182 Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol 184 Enable IPv6 185 Chapter 7: Configuring and Managing Storage 187 Become Familiar with Storage Concepts 188 Learn the Basics of Storage in vSphere 188 Learn the Types of Supported Storage 191 Learn the Benefits of Remote Storage 192 Guidelines for Implementing Storage 195 Configure Fibre Channel SAN Storage 196 Connect Fibre Channel Storage to an ESXi Host 197 Manage Fibre Channel Storage on an ESXi Host 198 Configure NPIV for Virtual Machines 202 Configure iSCSI SAN Storage 205 Become Familiar with ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements 205 Configure Hardware iSCSI Initiators if Present 206 Configure Software iSCSI Initiators 206 Configure NFS Storage 223 Configure NFS Storage with ESXI 223 Chapter 8: High Availability and Business Continuity 229 Minimize Planned Downtime 230 Configure and Use vMotion 230 Migrate Virtual Disks with Storage vMotion 236 Protect Against Host Failure 237 Set Up vSphere High Availability 237 Set Up vSphere Fault Tolerance 243 Guard Against VM Failure 249 Chapter 9: Managing Virtual Machines 253 Create Virtual Machines 254 Create a New Virtual Machine 255 Clone an Existing Virtual Machine 259 Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template 262 Create a Template 263 Modify Virtual Machines 266 Reconfigure the Hardware of a Virtual Machine 267 Add Hardware to a Virtual Machine 271 Remove Hardware from a Virtual Machine 276 Manage Virtual Machine Hardware Versions 276 Determine the Virtual Machine Hardware Version 277 Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware 279 Perform Other Virtual Machine Management Tasks 279 Change the Virtual Machine Power State 280 Work with Virtual Machine Snapshots 281 Install or Upgrade the VMware Tools 284 Chapter 10: Importing and Exporting Virtual Machines 287 Understand the Migration Process 288 Understand the Types of Migrations 288 Review the Components in a Migration 289 Perform a Physical-to-Virtual Migration 290 Perform a Hot Migration 291 Perform a Cold Migration 293 Clean Up After a Migration 295 Troubleshoot Physical-to-Virtual Migrations 296 Perform a Virtual-to-Virtual Migration 297 Migrate to or from a Different VMware Platform 298 Migrate from a Competing Product 302 Use a Virtual-to-Virtual Migration for Reconfiguration 302 Troubleshoot Virtual-to-Virtual Migrations 305 Import an Open Virtualization Format Template 306 Understand OVF Templates 306 Deploy an OVF Template 307 Chapter 11: Configuring Security 311 Configure vCenter Server Access Control 312 Understand vCenter Server s Predefined Roles 312 Customize Roles 314 Manage Permissions 317 Secure vCenter Server 319 Harden the vCenter Server Computer 319 Remove Default Administrative Access to vCenter Server 320 Secure Your ESXi and ESXi Hosts 321 Control Network Access to the Management Network 321 Isolate the Management Network 323 Delete Unnecessary Local Accounts 324 Understand Lockdown Mode 325 Secure Your Virtual Machines 325 Configure Virtual Machine Isolation 326 Harden the Guest Operating System 328 Chapter 12: Managing Resources and Performance 329 Understand Resource Allocation 330 Allocate Resources to Virtual Machines 331 Allocate Resources in the VM Configuration 331 Guarantee Resources with Reservations 333 Constrain Resource Usage with Limits 335 Control Resource Allocation Using Shares 338 Use Resource Pools 341 Create a Resource Pool 342 Control CPU Allocation with a Resource Pool 343 Control Memory Allocation with a Resource Pool 348 Monitor Performance 348 Identify a Resource-Constrained ESXi Host 348 Identify a Resource-Constrained Virtual Machine 350 Appendix A: Fundamentals of the Command-Line Interface 355 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781118024430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781118024430
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 1118024435

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