Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Windows vSphere client, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- The first option that I'll look at to access our…vSphere environment is the Windows Client.…The Windows Client can be used to access…either the ESXi host directly, or vCenter Server.…VMware doesn't recommend using the Windows Client…to access vCenter Server, as not all of the features…of vCenter are available through the Windows Client.…The preferred method for accessing the vCenter Server…is the Web Client.…I'm currently sitting on my VC desktop,…and there's an icon here to access the vSphere Client.…
There's also a second link here that just says vSphere.…That one is connected to vCenter Server,…so that's not the one I want to use right now.…Double click on the link.…Enter in the host name if it's not already showing up.…The user name, because we're connecting directly to…the ESXi host, is going to be root, and the password…will be the one that I created using Autolab.…Select Login.…The first time that I login, the Security Warning…is going to come up.…
To not see that again, select install the certificate,…
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