Learn about the different file types of a virtual machine and their importance.
- [Instructor] Now a virtual machine…is software-based hardware,…so it is made up of a bunch of files…that define the virtual machine itself.…Let's take a moment to look at those files…that create the virtual machine.…The first file we're going to look at is the VMX file.…This is the virtual machine configuration file.…Whenever you change the number…of processors on your virtual machine,…you're changing the VMX file.…Add RAM, you're changing the VMX file.…The VMX file is based on your VM hardware version…that defines how the VMX file is put together…and what it's capable of doing,…but your actual configuration…is contained within the VMX file itself.…
The VMDK file is the disk.…If we were to compare this to a physical machine,…the VMX file would be the CPU, the RAM, the power supply,…all those types of little devices, the NIC card.…But the VMDK file would be the actual hard drive.…So the VMX and VMDK files…are essential to a virtual machine.…In fact, with these two files, the VMX and VMDK file,…I can recreate this virtual machine…
Instructor Russell Long demonstrates how to configure advanced settings, create and manage a multisite content library, set up and maintain vCloud Air, and deploy vApps. Russell shows how to publish and subscribe to a content catalog, determine which permissions are required to manage content catalogs, and configure a content library to work across sites. He compares automatic sync with on-demand sync. He also takes you through the steps of authentication configuration, VM migration to vCloud Air, and VPN connection verification.
This course is also an exam preparation resource, as it covers the topics in the Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machine domain of the VCP-DCV 6 exam.
- Deploying and configuring VMs
- Managing shared USB devices
- Configuring hosts and VMs for passthrough
- Monitoring VM resource consumption
- Taking a snapshot of a VM
- Managing content libraries
- Using content library roles
- Creating a VPN connection between vCloud Air and an on-premises site
- Migrating a VM to vCloud Air
- Deploying and configuring vApps