Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding vSphere storage basics, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Shared storage is a key component…of many vSphere features including vMotion and HA.…There are several different types…of shared storage available for vSphere…including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS,…VSAN and Virtual Volumes.…In this lab, we'll be using iSCSI and NFS.…NFS is a little different from the others…because the underlying file system will not be VMFS.…Instead it will be presented…as an already formatted NFS mount.…
I currently have a host selected,…and I'm again under the 'Manage' tab.…This time I've selected 'Storage'.…From here I can manage Storage Adapters…that are used to connect to our shared storage.…There are several different adapters…that are already listed,…most of these are the local adapters.…I also have added an iSCSI Software Adapter…that will be used to connect to iSCSI.…I can select this adapter and in the lower window…I can manage the configuration for that adapter.…I'll be using this screen later on.…
Also from the top pane, I can refresh storage information…in case I've added any new adapters into the environment,…
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