Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating data stores, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Now that I have iSCSI configured for all three hosts…and I verified on all three hosts…that my iSCSI disks are showing up,…the next step is to configure the data storage for my lab.…The first thing that I want to do is…rename the local Datastores so that…it's different for each ESXi host.…To do this, I'll select my first ESXi host…go to related objects,…select the data stores screen,…and select Datastore1.…Right click on it and select Rename.…
I'm going to name this one…host1_local.…I'll do the same thing for host two.…Notice that this one is named Datastore1…and then one in parentheses.…This is because when the hosts were added to vCenter Server,…there was a collision of the names,…which is why I am renaming them.…And host3_local.…
Next I want to create my shared Datastores…that are going to be available to all three ESXi hosts.…I can do this under the Storage tab.…Right click on my Lab data center,…select Storage, and New Datastore.…First off, I'm going to create my…iSCSI Datastores.…For the type, I'll select VMF S.…
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.