Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5

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The 2013 edition of the bestselling vSphere book on the market Virtualization remains the hottest trend in the IT world, and VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. The demand for IT professionals skilled in virtualization and cloud-related technologies is great and expected to keep growing. This comprehensive Sybex guide covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, showing administrators step by step how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure it. This perfect blend of hands-on instruction, conceptual explanation, and practical application is reinforced with real-world examples. Led by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, both VMware vExperts, the author team provides expertise that will prepare IT professionals to excel in using this virtualization technology. * Virtualization is seen as a "best practice" for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, as well as for applications such as Exchange Server and SharePoint * IDC estimates that there are as many as 7 million jobs available worldwide in virtualization and cloud technology * Provides hands-on instruction in all the latest features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, with both conceptual explanations and practical applications * Author team is lead by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, well-known VMware experts and popular bloggers Mastering VMware vSphere provides what every virtualization professional needs to know.


Scott Lowe, VCDX 39, is an engineering architect for VMware focusing on network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN). He is also a VMware vExpert and author of Mastering VMware vSphere 5. Nick Marshall is a senior consultant with over 13 years of IT experience and multiple advanced IT certifications, including VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) in Datacenter Administration (DCA) and Datacenter Design (DCD). He currently works at VMware in the APAC region.

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All the Information IT Professionals Need for VMware vSphere 5.5

VMware vSphere is the world's leading virtualization platform, and vSphere 5.5 gives you even greater control over how to allocate your virtual resources. Whether you're just starting to virtualize, or you already have a virtualized environment but want to improve your skills with practical advice, best practices, and real-world examples, this book is your complete VMware vSphere resource. The author team of VMware vExperts Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall uses a logical, start-to-finish approach, showing you in detail how to install, configure, manage, and monitor a dynamic virtual environment using the VMware vSphere 5.5 product suite.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5.5 suite
  • Installing and configuring VMware ESXi™ Server, vCenter™ Server, and vSphere Update Manager
  • Creating and configuring virtual networks and storage devices
  • Ensuring high availability, and planning for disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Creating virtual machines, including installing VMware Tools, deploying, and managing everything with the vSphere Web Client
  • Cloning virtual machines with your own templates and vApps, or with OVF (Open Virtualization Format)
  • Understanding utilization versus allocation and balancing resource utilization
  • Integrating vCenter Operations Manager and monitoring VMware vSphere performance

  • Install, Configure, and Manage a Virtualized System with VMware vSphere 5.5
  • Increase Your Capacity with Scalable, Robust, Virtualized and Cloud Solutions
  • Monitor Performance and Maintain High Availability
  • Reinforce Skills with Best Practices and Real-World Examples

  • Contenu

    Foreword xxiii

    Introduction xxv

    Chapter 1 Introducing VMware vSphere 5.5 1

    Exploring VMware vSphere 5.5 1

    Examining the Products in the vSphere Suite 3

    Examining the Features in VMware vSphere 8

    Licensing VMware vSphere 18

    Why Choose vSphere? 22

    The Bottom Line 24

    Chapter 2 Planning and Installing VMware ESXi 25

    Planning a VMware vSphere Deployment 25

    Choosing a Server Platform 26

    Determining a Storage Architecture 28

    Integrating with the Network Infrastructure 29

    Deploying VMware ESXi 30

    Installing VMware ESXi Interactively 31

    Performing an Unattended Installation of VMware ESXi 35

    Deploying VMware ESXi with vSphere Auto Deploy 39

    Performing Post-installation Configuration 47

    Installing the vSphere C# Client 47

    Reconfiguring the Management Network 50

    Configuring Time Synchronization 52

    Configuring Name Resolution 53

    The Bottom Line 54

    Chapter 3 Installing and Configuring vCenter Server 57

    Introducing vCenter Server 57

    Centralizing User Authentication Using vCenter Single Sign-On 59

    Using the vSphere Web Client for Administration 62

    Understanding the vCenter Inventory Service 62

    Providing an Extensible Framework 63

    Choosing the Version of vCenter Server 64

    Planning and Designing a vCenter Server Deployment 65

    Sizing Hardware for vCenter Server 66

    Choosing a Database Server for vCenter Server 68

    Planning for vCenter Server Availability 70

    Running vCenter Server and Its Components as VMs 72

    Installing vCenter Server and Its Components 74

    Configuring the vCenter Server Backend Database Server 75

    Installing the vCenter Server Components 80

    Installing vCenter Server in a Linked Mode Group 88

    Deploying the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance 91

    Configuring an IP Address on the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance 94

    Accepting the End-User License Agreement 95

    Configuring the Database 96

    Setting Up Single Sign-On 96

    Active Directory Settings 97

    Starting the vCenter Server Services 97

    Exploring vCenter Server 97

    What's in the vSphere Web Client Home Screen? 98

    Using the Navigator 100

    Creating and Managing a vCenter Server Inventory 100

    Understanding Inventory Views and Objects 100

    Creating and Adding Inventory Objects 103

    Exploring vCenter Server's Management Features 106

    Understanding Basic Host Management 106

    Examining Basic Host Configuration 108

    Using Scheduled Tasks 111

    Using Events Console in vCenter Server 113

    Working with Host Profiles 114

    Tags 116

    Managing vCenter Server Settings 120

    General vCenter Server Settings 120

    Licensing 123

    Message of the Day 123

    Advanced Settings 123

    vSphere Web Client Administration 123

    Roles 124

    Licensing 124

    vCenter Solutions Manager 124

    Log Browser 124

    The Bottom Line 126

    Chapter 4 vSphere Update Manager and the vCenter Support Tools 129

    vSphere Update Manager 129

    Installing vSphere Update Manager 131

    Defining the Requirements 132

    Configuring VUM's Database 133

    Creating the Open Database Connectivity Data Source Name 136

    Installing VUM 137

    Installing the Update Manager Download Service (Optional) 140

    Installing the vSphere Update Manager Plug-in 141

    Reconfiguring the VUM or UMDS Installation with the Update Manager Utility 142

    Upgrading VUM from a Previous Version 143

    Configuring vSphere Update Manager 143

    Creating Baselines 149

    Routine Updates 153

    Attaching and Detaching Baselines or Baseline Groups 153

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