Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the operating system and VMware tools, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Once I have the virtual machine created,…and an ISO connected to it for the installation,…the next step is to power on the virtual machine…to begin the installation.…Right-click on it,…select Power On.…Once the power on process has completed,…I can open a console on the virtual machine,…and we'll see the installation process has begun.…The speed of the installation process is largely…going to be determined by the speed of the hard drive…that you're using for your AutoLab environment.…
Once the installation process has begun,…I notice that I have no mouse control in this window here.…This does sometimes happen with the vSphere Web Client,…so I have an alternate method for accessing the console…in case that does occur.…I can close the console out here,…minimize the vSphere Web Client,…and launch the Windows version of the client.…It'll automatically connect up to my vCenter server.…
Click on OK for the evaluation notice.…From here, I can select my virtual machine,…and open this console,…and see if I get mouse control.…
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