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Virtualization with VMware vSphere
vSphere Concepts and Features 1
n“Virtualization Basics,” on page 13
Virtualization Basics
Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
vSphere Software Components
vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
Optional vCenter Server Components
vCenter Server Plug-Ins
vSphere Client Interfaces 2
Start the vSphere Client and Log In
Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
vSphere Web Access
VMware Service Console
Using the vSphere Client 3
Getting Started Tabs
Status Bar, Recent Tasks, and Triggered Alarms
Panel Sections
View Virtual Machine Console
Searching the vSphere Inventory
Using Lists
Custom Attributes
Select Objects
Manage vCenter Server Plug-Ins
Save vSphere Client Data
Working with Active Sessions
Setting Up vCenter Server
Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode 4
n“Linked Mode Prerequisites,” on page 37
Linked Mode Prerequisites
Linked Mode Considerations
Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
Reconciling Roles When Connecting vCenter Server to a Linked Mode Group
Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
You can isolate a vCenter Server instance from a Linked Mode group
Change the Domain of a vCenter Server System in a Linked Mode Group
Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
Linked Mode Troubleshooting
Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
Monitor vCenter Server Services
Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server 5
n“Host Configuration,” on page 45
n“Configuring vCenter Server,” on page 45
Host Configuration
Configuring vCenter Server
Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database
Configure the Maximum Number of Database Connections
Configure Database Retention Policy
Configuring Communication Among ESX, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
Setting Up Your Virtual Infrastructure
Organizing Your Inventory 6
Create Datacenters
Add Hosts
Create Clusters
Create Resource Pools
Create Datastores
Create Host-Wide Networks
Create Datacenter-Wide Networks
Managing ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server Licenses 7
About License Key Capacity
About vSphere and vCenter Server License Keys
About Using a License Server to Manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
About the License Portal
About License Inventories
Controlling License Permissions
View License Information
Add a License Key to the License Inventory and Assign It to an Asset
Add Multiple License Keys to the License Inventory
Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets
Export Report Data
License a Host Without vCenter Server
License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
About the Licensing Reporting Manager
About Licensing Reports
View Licensing Usage Reports with the Licensing Reporting Manager
Download a Licensing Report
Set a Threshold for License Usage
Troubleshooting Licensing
Managing Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions 8
n“Managing vSphere Users,” on page 87
Managing vSphere Users
Removing or Modifying Users and Groups
Best Practices for Users and Groups
Using Roles to Assign Privileges
Permissions in vSphere
Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
Required Privileges for Common Tasks
Monitoring Your Virtual Infrastructure
Working with Performance Statistics 9
n“Statistics Collection for vCenter Server,” on page 107
Statistics Collection for vCenter Server
Statistics Collection for Microsoft Windows Guest Operating Systems
vCenter Server Performance Charts
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Performance
Monitoring Host Health Status 10
Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host
Monitor Health Status When Connected to vCenter Server
Reset Hardware Sensors When Directly Connected to a Host
Reset Health Status Sensors When Connected to vCenter Server
Troubleshoot the Hardware Health Service
SNMP and vSphere 11
n“Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server,” on page 129
Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
VMware MIB Files
Monitoring Storage Resources 12
n“Working with Storage Reports,” on page 147
n“Working with Storage Maps,” on page 149
Working with Storage Reports
Working with Storage Maps
n“Alarm Triggers,” on page 152
Alarm Triggers
Alarm Actions
Managing Alarms
Managing Alarm Actions
Preconfigured VMware Alarms
n“View System Log Entries,” on page 181
n“View System Logs on an ESXi Host,” on page 181
View System Log Entries
View System Logs on an ESXi Host
External System Logs
Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
Export Diagnostic Data
Collecting Log Files
Maintaining Your Virtual Infrastructure
Working with Tasks and Events 15
n“Managing Tasks,” on page 189
Managing Tasks
Managing Events
Report Errors
Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components 16
n“Start an ESX/ESXi Host,” on page 201
n“Reboot or Shut Down an ESX/ESXi Host,” on page 201
Start an ESX/ESXi Host
Reboot or Shut Down an ESX/ESXi Host
Stop an ESX Host Manually
Starting vCenter Server
Managing Hosts in vCenter Server 17
n“Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host,” on page 205
Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
Remove a Host from a Cluster
Understanding Managed Host Removal
Migration with vMotion
Migration with Storage vMotion
CPU Compatibility and EVC
Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion
Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion
Storage vMotion Command-Line Syntax
Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
Set the Maximum Number of Map Objects
vCenter vMotion Maps
vCenter Map Icons and Interface Controls
View vCenter Maps
Print vCenter Maps
Export vCenter Maps
Appendixes
Defined Privileges A
Datacenter
Datastore
Distributed Virtual Port Group
Extension
Host CIM
Host Inventory
Host Local Operations
Host Profile
Performance
Permissions
Scheduled Task
Sessions
Storage Views
Tasks
vApp
Virtual Machine Configuration
Virtual Machine Interaction
Virtual Machine Inventory
Virtual Machine Provisioning
Virtual Machine State
vNetwork Distributed Switch
VRM Policy
Performance Metrics B
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