Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding an ESXi host, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- The first step in creating my lab environment…is to add in the ESXi host.…To do this, I'll go to Hosts and Custers,…and the first thing I need to do is…add in a new data center.…A data center is simply the top level object…within vcenter's server.…It allows for us to create all objects underneath of it.…This is what vmware would refer to…as a software defined data center.…I'll simply name my data center lab,…wait a moment and it should show up.…
Underneath the lab data center I can create folders…to add in my ESXi host,…or I can add them in directly…underneath the lab data center.…For now I'll add them in directly,…and do this by right clicking on the lab…and select Add Host.…Enter in either the host name or the IP address.…It's preferable to add the ESXi host…by their fully qualified domain name,…in this case I'll start with host1.lab.local,…User Name and Password, this will be the administrative…User Name and Password on the ESXi host…which is always going to be root.…
And the password that I configured…when I installed AutoLab.…
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.
- Building a lab environment with AutoLab
- Preparing VMware Workstation
- Accessing the ESXi host
- Using clients
- Configuring networking and storage
- Creating data stores
- Creating virtual machines
- Using templates and snapshots
- Performing migrations