Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring lab networking, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Now it's time to configure the networking…for my auto lab environment.…I'll have to do this for each ESXi host…in the environment, and each one…needs separate IP addresses.…The IP addresses used for each host…will end with the number of that host.…So on host one, they'll all end with a one,…on host two, they'll all end with a two,…and so on.…The first thing that I need to do…is add an additional physical adapter…to my first V switch.…To do this, I click on the manage physical…network adapters icon,…click on Plus, and I'll select vmnic1.…
I can verify that vmnic1 has the settings I want…by looking through the information here.…Click on OK and wait for the task to complete.…If the vmnic does not show up…after the task completes,…click on the refresh button…and it should show up.…Next I need to create two VMkernel interfaces…for my eye scuzzy traffic.…To do this, I'll click on the add host networking icon.…Select VMkernel network adapter.…I want to do this on my already existing V switch,…so I'll hit Next.…
I'll name the first one IPStore 1.…
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.