Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the ESXi hosts and vCenter Server, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- After the domain controller deployment…has completed,…it's booted back up…and we've run the validate script…to verify that everything was installed properly.…The next step is to install the ESXi host.…Select the host virtual machine…and power it on.…It'll get a get a gage CP Mac address…and come up to a boot screen.…I want to select ESXi 6.0 automated builds.…If I've created other versions here,…they would show up in this list as well.…
Then we'll do a Host1 Automated Install.…Once this process has begun,…we can start the same process on the other two ESXi hosts.…Make sure that you select the different host number…for each ESXi host…so that they have different names.…One all of the hosts…are up to this yellow and grey screen,…verify that each one shows a different IP address.…
This one is .11.…This one is .12.…And Host3 should be .13.…The final step in the build process…is to build the virtual center system.…The vCenter Server build is similar…to the domain controller build…except that it takes less time.…The first thing I need to do…
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.