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Table Of Contents

Module 1: Upgrading Virtual Infrastructure
Executive Summary
Technically Specific Issues
Module 2: In Place Upgrade of VC
In Place Upgrade of VC 1.2 to 2.x
Post-Upgrade Tasks
Installing the VI Client
Module 3: In Place Upgrade of ESX
Confirming you can upgrade
Upgrading with CD-ROM
Licensing ESX Server
Upgrading VMFS-2 to VMFS-3
Relocate the Virtual Machines
Update VMFS Volume Labels & DataStore Name for Uniqueness
Custom Upgrading with a Tar-Ball (Optional)
Upgrading to VMFS-3 from the Service Console
Fixing the Service Console Network Problems
Clean Installation of ESX 3.x (Optional)
Enabling SSH/SCP from your ESX host to other hosts
Cold Migration from ESX 2.x to ESX 3.x
Module 4: Upgrading Virtual Machines
Upgrading Virtual Machine Hardware (GUI)
Upgrading VM Tools (GUI)
Upgrading VMXnet to Flexible Network Adapter
Upgrading VM Hardware & Tools for Bulk (CLI)
Module 5: Networking
Creating an Internal Only Switch
Creating a NIC Team vSwitch
Creating a VMKernel Switch for VMotion
Increasing the Number of Ports on vSwitch
Setting Speed & Duplex
Managing Service Console Networking
Creating a vSwitch with VLAN Support
Module 6: Storage (VMFS, SAN’s, NFS, iSCSI)
Setting up NFS/NAS on RedHat Linux
Setting up NFS/NAS on Windows with SFU
Adding a NFS Mount Point
Setting up iSCSI with Fedora Core 5 and iSCSI Target
Setting up a Windows iSCSI Target with Stringbean WinTarget
Module 7: Deployment and Migration
Creating a Folder Holding Templates
Using Clone to a Template
Using Convert to a Template
Importing and Exporting Virtual Disks
Manage VM’s using Web Access
Generating Remote Console URL’s for VM’s
Modifying a VM: Hot Pluggable Disks
Using Topology Maps
VMotion and CPU Compatibility
Checking your ESX CPU Attributes with CPU Boot CD
Enabling and Disable CPU Attributes on a VM
Performing a Hot Migration (VMotion)
Module 8: Resource Management
Creating Resource Pools on an ESX Host
Distributed Resource Service (DRS) Cluster
Creating a DRS Cluster
Creating VM Affinities and Anti-Affinity Rules
Modifying Virtual Machine Options
Removing an ESX Host from a DRS Cluster
Module 9: High Availability & Backup
Enabling the VMware HA Cluster
Trigging VMware High Availability
Appendix A: Reverting back to SQL Authentication
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ESX3.x VC2 Upgrade Guide

ESX3.x VC2 Upgrade Guide

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