Join Russell Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of VMware vSphere: Administer and Manage Virtual Machines.
- [Instructor] Now 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 version 6.5. I'll include information on 6.0 where possible, but we'll be mostly staying in the 6.5 realm. Now, before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of vSphere web client, vCenter server, ESXi configurations, and of course, virtual machines. It will also be best if you had around six months of hands-on experience with VMware ESXi.
But if you don't, that's okay, you will at least want to have a lab to follow along though. If you are using a lab to follow along, you're going to need about two hosts running ESXi version 6.5, of course and four virtual machines, a shared storage solution, and a vCenter server implementation. Now, make sure that this is a lab environment and not production. And that you also have administrative rights.
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