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Beschreibung

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.



Autorentext

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.



Klappentext

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



Zusammenfassung

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.



Inhalt

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

Performing a Scan 156

Staging Patches 159

Remediating Hosts 160

Upgrading VMware Tools 164

Upgrading Virtual Appliances and Host Extensions 166

Upgrading Hosts with vSphere Update Manager 166

Importing an ESXi Image and Creating the Host Upgrade Baseline 167

Upgrading a Host 168

Upgrading VM Hardware 171

Performing an Orchestrated Upgrade 173

Investigating Alternative Update Options 173

Using vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI 173

Upgrading and Patching without vSphere Update Manager 174

vCenter Support Tools 175

ESXi Dump Collector 175

Syslog Collector 181

Other vCenter Support Tools 185

The Bottom Line 185

Chapter 5 Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks 189

Putting Together a Virtual Network 189

Working with vSphere Standard Switches 192

Comparing Virtual Switches and Physical Switches 193

Understanding Ports and Port Groups 194

Understanding Uplinks 196

Configuring Management Network...

Produktinformationen

Titel: Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5
Autor:
EAN: 9781118750230
ISBN: 978-1-118-75023-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Sybex
Genre: Betriebssysteme, Benutzeroberflächen
Anzahl Seiten: 840
Veröffentlichung: 15.10.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 42.7 MB