Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing the ESXi host from the console, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Now that I have the AutoLab environment up and running,…let's take a look at the console of an ESXi host.…I'll select my first host here.…In a production environment,…you would typically access the consoles…through a remote console…like a DRAC or an iLO or something like that,…but in our lab environment we have…direct console access through VMware Workstation.…This interface here is referred to as the DCUI…or the Direct Console User Interface,…and it gives us access to the ESXi host to do some…basic administration and troubleshooting.…
Notice down in the yellow part of the screen…I see the name of the ESXi host…and the IP address that it has connected to it,…and you can connect directly to the ESXi host…to download a copy of the vSphere Web Client…if you don't already have it.…From here, if you look all the way…down to the bottom of the screen,…you can see that I can press F2 to customize my system,…enter the root password,…and this brings me to the configuration page inside of ESXi.…First option, I can set the password from this screen.…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.