Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding vSphere networking basics, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Before I move on to configuring the network for AutoLab,…I'd like to discuss how networking works on an ESXi host.…I currently have one of my ESXi hosts selected.…I'm under the Management tab and the Networking section.…In the middle of the screen,…you can see the diagram for a vSwitch.…On the right side, it shows my physical adapters…that are connected to this vSwitch.…I can select the (i) for each one of those physical adapters…to view information on that physical adapter…or to view CDP information if it's available.…
On the left side of the vSwitch are the port groups.…All connections to a vSwitch are done through port groups.…I can also click on the (i) here to see quick information…on the configuration of this port group.…Each VM kernel interface will have its own port group,…while virtual machines with the same network configuration…will share a port group.…You can see here the port group for vmk0,…which is my management vmk.…It is in a port group called Management Network.…
Virtual machines in the same port group will have an…
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