Join Russell Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of VMware vSphere: Deploy and Consolidate a Data Center.
- Before you get started with this course, there are a few things you need to know. I'll be working with an ESXi, or vSphere Environment running six dot five. I'll include include information on six dot zero where possible. But we will mostly stay in the six dot five realm. Now before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of the vSphere Web Client, vCenter Server, ESXi configurations, and virtual machines. It would also be best if you have around six months of hands-on experience with a VMware ESXi Environment.
Now if you don't have that experience, I want you to at least follow along in a lab environment. Now, for the configuration of auto-deploy you will also need access to a FTP server and the administrative access to the DHCP server on your lab network if you intend to follow along in a lab. Now any experience you already have with FTP or DHCP is a bonus here. Now if you would like to follow along in your lab environment you will need at least two hosts running ESXi and four virtual machines.
You will also need a shared storage solution and a vCenter Server. Make sure this is a lab environment, and not production, and you need administrative rights. Now you will also need access to a FTP Server and a DHCP Server for the network your lab resides in for our portion on auto-deploy. So let's go ahead and have some fun!
- Deploying images with Auto Deploy GUI
- Creating a host profile
- Attaching hosts to a profile
- Modifying a host profile
- Detaching a host from a host profile
- Consolidating physical workloads using VMware Converter
- Installing vCenter Converter
- Converting a machine using vCenter Converter
- Troubleshooting conversion errors