vSphere 4.1 - ESX and vCenter
  vSphere 4.1 - ESX and VCenter
  Introduction to VMware vSphere
    VMware vSphere Introduction
      VMware vSphere Components
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
      Virtual Datacenter Architecture
        Hosts, Clusters, and Resource Pools
        VMware vSphere Distributed Services
      Network Architecture
      Storage Architecture
      VMware vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Core Services
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
        vCenter Server Interfaces
        Communication Between vCenter Server and ESX
        Accessing the Virtual Datacenter
      Additional Resources
  Getting Started with ESX
    Getting Started Tasks
    ESX Installation
      ESX Hardware Requirements
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
    Managing the ESX Host
      vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Download the vSphere Client
      Install the vSphere Client
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In to ESX
      Add a Virtual Machine by Importing a Virtual Appliance
    Managing Multiple Hosts with vCenter Server
      vSphere and vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Installation
        vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Prerequisites
        Install vCenter Server
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to vCenter Server
    Setting Up a Basic Inventory with the Getting Started Tabs
      Create a Datacenter
      Add a Host
      Create a Virtual Machine
    Where to Go Next
      The vSphere Tutorial
      vSphere Documentation
  ESX and vCenter Server Installation Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to VMware vSphere
    System Requirements
      ESX Hardware Requirements
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESX Performance
        Tested Software and Firmware for Creating ESX Installation Media
      vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Introduction to Installing ESX
      Overview of the Installation Process
      Prerequisites for Installing ESX
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Options for Accessing the Installation Media, Booting the Installer, and Running the Installer
      About ESX Evaluation Mode
      Required Information for ESX Installation
    Preparing to Install ESX
      Location of the ESX Installation Media
        Download the ESX ISO Image and Burn the Installation DVD
        Creating a Media Depot
      PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
        Conceptual Overview for PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        PXE Boot the ESX Installer
        Sample DHCP Configuration
        Kernel Image and Ramdisk Directory
        Creating a PXE Configuration File
        Using Remote Management Applications
      Installing ESX Using Scripted Mode
        Approaches for Scripted Installation
        About Installation Scripts
        About Default Installation Scripts
        Default ks-first.cfg Script
        Installation Script Commands
        Disk Device Names
        Differences Between Kickstart and ESX Commands
    Installing VMware ESX
      Boot Commands
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
      Install ESX Using the Text Mode
      Install ESX 4.1 Using the Scripted Mode
    ESX Partitioning
      Required Partitions
      Optional Partitions
    Post-Installation Considerations for ESX
      Download the vSphere Client
      Licensing the Host
      Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
    Installing, Removing, and Updating Third-Party Extensions
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using a Depot with the vihostupdate Utility
      Remove Custom Packages on ESX Using the Service Console
      Remove Selected Custom Packages on ESX/ESXi Using the vSphere Command Line
    vCenter Server Databases
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      About the Bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Database Package
      Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
      Configure DB2 Databases
        Configure an IBM DB2 Database User and Group
        Add the Database Instance Registry Variables
        Add the Client Instance Registry Variable
        Use a Script to Create a DB2 Database
        Use a Script to Create the DB2 Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a Connection to a Local DB2 Database on Microsoft Windows
        Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows
      Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Microsoft SQL Server Database
        Use a Script to Create the Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
      Configure Oracle Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
        Configure an Oracle Database User
        Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Remote Access
        Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
    Introduction to Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Prerequisites
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server with SQL Server
      About Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      Configure the URLs on a Standalone vCenter Server System
      Running the vCenter Server and vSphere Client Installers from a Network Drive
      vCenter Server Components
      Required Data for Installing vCenter Server
    Installing vCenter Server
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Server in a Virtual Machine
      Install vCenter Server
    Post-Installation Considerations for vCenter Server
      Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client
      Uninstall VMware vSphere Components
    Creating vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
      Linked Mode Prerequisites
      Linked Mode Considerations
      Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
      Joining to a Linked Mode Group During and After Installation
      Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
      Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
      Linked Mode Troubleshooting
        Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
        Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
    Install Additional Modules
      Install VMware vCenter Guided Consolidation
      Install VMware vCenter Update Manager
      Install VMware vCenter Converter
  vSphere Upgrade Guide
    About This Book
    About the Upgrade Process
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
      About the vCenter Server 4.1 Upgrade
      vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
      Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Database Scenarios
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      Back Up VirtualCenter 2.5 or Higher
      Run the vCenter Agent Preupgrade Check Tool
      Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
    Upgrading to vCenter Server 4.1
      Upgrade to vCenter Server 4.1
    Upgrade to vCenter Server on a Different Machine and Upgrade the Existing Database
      Back Up and Move the vCenter Server Database
        Back Up and Restore a Microsoft SQL Database
        Detach and Attach a Microsoft SQL Server Database
        Back Up and Restore an Oracle Database
      Back Up VirtualCenter or vCenter Server Configuration with the Data Migration Tool
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
        Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and a Bundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
        Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Install vCenter Server on the New Machine with a Nonbundled Database
      Update the vCenter Server Name for Plug-Ins
      Migrate a License Server Installed on the Same Machine as vCenter Server
    Postupgrade Considerations for vCenter Server
      Upgrade the vSphere Client
      Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
    Upgrading Datastore and Network Permissions
      Datastore Privileges
      Network Privileges
      Update Datastore Permissions
      Update Network Permissions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to ESX 4.1/ESXi 4.1
      About Host Upgrades
      Release Upgrade Support for ESX/ESXi
      vCenter Update Manager
        Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Scenario
      Recommendation for Static IP Addresses
      vSphere Components Upgraded by Update Manager
      Preserved Configuration Components
      Non-Preserved Configuration Components
      Back Up the ESX Host Configuration
      Back Up the ESXi Host Configuration
      Best Practices for Upgrades
    Upgrading to ESX 4.1 or ESXi 4.1
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Upgrade an ESXi Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the esxupdate Utility
    Postupgrade Considerations for Hosts
      Restore vSphere Web Access on ESX Hosts
      Evaluation Period Countdown
      Clean Up the ESX Bootloader Menu After Upgrade
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Uninstalling the VMware License Server
      Roll Back an ESX Upgrade
      Roll Back an ESXi Upgrade
      Restore the ESX Host Configuration
      Restore the ESXi Host Configuration
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      About VMware Tools
      About Virtual Machines and ESX/ESXi Upgrades
      Orchestrated Upgrade of Virtual Machines Scenario
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Microsoft Windows Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools in a Netware Virtual Machine
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines
    Example Upgrade Scenarios
      Upgrading Environments with Host Clusters
      Upgrading Environments without Host Clusters
      Moving Virtual Machines Using vMotion During an Upgrade
      Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines During an Upgrade (with vCenter Server)
      Upgrading to vCenter Server on a New Machine
  vSphere Datacenter Administration Guide
    Virtualization with VMware vSphere
      vSphere Concepts and Features
        Virtualization Basics
        Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
        vSphere Software Components
        vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
        Optional vCenter Server Components
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      vSphere Client Interfaces
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In
        Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
        vSphere Web Access
          Log In to vSphere Web Access
          Log Out of vSphere Web Access
        VMware Service Console
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
          Connect to the Service Console
          Using Commands on the Service Console
            View the man Page for a Service Console Command
      Using the vSphere Client
        Getting Started Tabs
          Disable Getting Started Tabs
          Restore Getting Started Tabs
        Status Bar, Recent Tasks, and Triggered Alarms
        Panel Sections
        View Virtual Machine Console
        Searching the vSphere Inventory
          Perform a Simple Search
          Perform an Advanced Search
        Using Lists
          Filter a List View
          Export a List
        Custom Attributes
          Add Custom Attributes
          Edit a Custom Attribute
        Select Objects
        Manage vCenter Server Plug-Ins
          Install Plug-Ins
          Disable and Enable Plug-Ins
          Remove Plug-Ins
          Troubleshooting Plug-Ins
        Save vSphere Client Data
        Working with Active Sessions
          View Active Sessions
          Terminate Active Sessions
          Send a Message to All Active Users
    Setting Up vCenter Server
      Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode
        Linked Mode Prerequisites
        Linked Mode Considerations
        Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
        Reconciling Roles When Connecting vCenter Server to a Linked Mode Group
        Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
        Change the Domain of a vCenter Server System in a Linked Mode Group
        Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
        Monitor vCenter Server Services
      Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
        Host Configuration
        Configuring vCenter Server
          Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
          Configuring Statistics Settings
            Configure Statistics Intervals
            Enable or Disable a Statistics Interval
            Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database
          Configure Runtime Settings
          Configure Active Directory Settings
          Configure Mail Sender Settings
          Configure SNMP Settings
          Configure Ports Settings
          Configure Timeout Settings
          Configure Logging Options
          Configure the Maximum Number of Database Connections
          Configure Database Retention Policy
          Configure SSL Settings
          Configure Advanced Settings
        Configuring Communication Among ESX, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
    Setting Up Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Organizing Your Inventory
        Create Datacenters
        Add Hosts
        Create Clusters
        Create Resource Pools
        Create Datastores
        Create Host-Wide Networks
        Create Datacenter-Wide Networks
          Edit General vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Edit Advanced vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Add Hosts to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Add a dvPort Group
          Edit General dvPort Group Settings
          Edit Advanced dvPort Group Settings
      Managing ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server Licenses
        About License Key Capacity
        About vSphere and vCenter Server License Keys
        About Using a License Server to Manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
          Configure vCenter Server to Use a License Server
        About the License Portal
        About License Inventories
        Controlling License Permissions
        View License Information
        Add a License Key to the License Inventory and Assign It to an Asset
        Add Multiple License Keys to the License Inventory
        Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets
        Export Report Data
        License a Host Without vCenter Server
        License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
        View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
        Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        About the Licensing Reporting Manager
        About Licensing Reports
        View Licensing Usage Reports with the Licensing Reporting Manager
        Download a Licensing Report
        Set a Threshold for License Usage
        Troubleshooting Licensing
          Applying Licenses
          About Overriding the Host License Configuration
          License Expiration
          Licensing vCenter Server and ESX/ESXi After Evaluation
          Access to the Licensing Reporting Manager
          Failure to Download Licensing Report
      Managing Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions
        Managing vSphere Users
          vCenter Server Users
          Host Users
          Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        Groups
        Removing or Modifying Users and Groups
        Best Practices for Users and Groups
        Using Roles to Assign Privileges
          Default Roles for ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server
          Create a Role
          Clone a Role
          Edit a Role
          Remove a Role
          Rename a Role
        Permissions in vSphere
          Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
          Multiple Permission Settings
            Example 1: Inheritance of Multiple Permissions
            Example 2: Child Permissions Overriding Parent Permissions
            Example 3: User Permissions Overriding Group Permissions
          Permission Validation
          Assign Permissions
          Adjust the Search List in Large Domains
          Change Permission Validation Settings
          Change Permissions
          Remove Permissions
        Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
        Required Privileges for Common Tasks
    Monitoring Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Working with Performance Statistics
        Statistics Collection for vCenter Server
          Data Counters
          Collection Intervals
            Configure Collection Intervals
            Enable or Disable Collection Intervals
          Statistics Levels
            Using Collection Levels Effectively
          How Metrics Are Stored in the vCenter Server Database
          Estimate the Statistics Impact on the vCenter Server Database
        Statistics Collection for Microsoft Windows Guest Operating Systems
          Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
          View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
        vCenter Server Performance Charts
          Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts Help
          Advanced Performance Charts
            View the Advanced Performance Charts
            Save Chart Data to a File
            Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet
            Customize Advanced Chart Views
            Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Monitoring and Troubleshooting Performance
          CPU Performance
          Disk I/O Performance
          Memory Performance
          Network Performance
          Storage Performance
      Monitoring Host Health Status
        Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host
        Monitor Health Status When Connected to vCenter Server
        Reset Hardware Sensors When Directly Connected to a Host
        Reset Health Status Sensors When Connected to vCenter Server
        Troubleshoot the Hardware Health Service
      SNMP and vSphere
        Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
          Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP for ESX/ESXi
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
          Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
          Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        SNMP Diagnostics
        Using SNMP with Guest Operating Systems
        VMware MIB Files
          VMWARE-ROOT-MIB
          VMWARE-ENV-MIB
          VMWARE-OBSOLETE-MIB
          VMWARE-PRODUCTS-MIB
          VMWARE-RESOURCES-MIB
          VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB
          VMWARE-TC-MIB
          VMWARE-VC-EVENT-MIB
          VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB
          SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
      Monitoring Storage Resources
        Working with Storage Reports
          Display Storage Reports
          Export Storage Reports
          Filter Storage Reports
          Customize Storage Reports
        Working with Storage Maps
          Display Storage Maps
          Export Storage Maps
          Hide Items on Storage Maps
          Move Items on Storage Maps
      Working with Alarms
        Alarm Triggers
          Condition and State Triggers
            Condition and State Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Condition and State Triggers
            Host Condition and State Triggers
            Datastore Condition and State Triggers
          Event Triggers
            Event Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Event Triggers
            Host Event Triggers
            Datastore Event Triggers
            Datacenter Event Triggers
            Cluster Event Triggers
            dvPort Group Event Triggers
            vNetwork Distributed Switch Event Triggers
            Network Event Triggers
        Alarm Actions
          Default vSphere Alarm Actions
          Disabling Alarm Actions
          SNMP Traps as Alarm Actions
          Email Notifications as Alarm Actions
          Running Scripts as Alarm Actions
            Alarm Environment Variables
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
        Alarm Reporting
        Creating Alarms
          Alarm Settings – General
          Alarm Settings – Triggers
            Set Up a Condition or State Trigger
            Set Up an Event Trigger
          Alarm Settings – Reporting
        Managing Alarms
          Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
          Change Alarm Attributes
          Disable Alarms
          Export a List of Alarms
          Identifying Triggered Alarms
          Remove Alarms
          Reset Triggered Event Alarms
          View Alarms
            View Alarms Defined on an Object
            View Alarms Triggered on an Object
            View All Alarms Triggered in vCenter Server
        Managing Alarm Actions
          Disable Alarm Actions
          Enable Alarm Actions
          Identifying Disabled Alarm Actions
          Remove Alarm Actions
          Run a Command as an Alarm Action
            Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
            Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings
        Preconfigured VMware Alarms
      System Log Files
        View System Log Entries
        View System Logs on an ESXi Host
        External System Logs
          ESX/ESXi System Logs
          vSphere Client System Logs
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        Export Diagnostic Data
        Collecting Log Files
          Set Verbose Logging
          Collect vSphere Log Files
          Collect ESX Log Files Using the Service Console
          Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
          ESX/ESXi VMkernel Files
    Maintaining Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Working with Tasks and Events
        Managing Tasks
          Viewing Tasks
            View All Tasks
            View Recent Tasks
            View Scheduled Tasks
            Filter Tasks for a Host or Datacenter
            Use Keywords to Filter the Tasks List
          Cancel a Task
          Schedule Tasks
            Create a Scheduled Task
            Canceling Scheduled Tasks
            Change or Reschedule a Task
            Remove a Scheduled Task
          Policy Rules for Task Operations
        Managing Events
          Viewing Events
            View Events Associated with One Object
            View Events Associated with All Objects
          Filter Events on a Host or Datacenter
          Use Keywords to Filter the Events List
          Trigger an Alarm on an Event
          Export Events
        Report Errors
      Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
        Start an ESX/ESXi Host
        Reboot or Shut Down an ESX/ESXi Host
        Stop an ESX Host Manually
        Starting vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Is Running
          Restart the vCenter Server System
          Stop the vCenter Server System
      Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
        Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
          Disconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Understanding Managed Host Removal
        Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server
      Migrating Virtual Machines
        Cold Migration
        Migrating a Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migration with vMotion
          Host Configuration for vMotion
            vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
            vMotion Networking Requirements
          Virtual Machine Configuration Requirements for vMotion
            Swapfile Location Compatibility
          Migrating Virtual Machines with Snapshots
        Migration with Storage vMotion
          Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
        CPU Compatibility and EVC
          CPU Compatibility Scenarios
          CPU Families and Feature Sets
          About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
          EVC Requirements
          Create an EVC Cluster
          Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
          Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
          Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
          Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
          CPU Compatibility Masks
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion
          About Migration Compatibility Checks
        Storage vMotion Command-Line Syntax
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Disk File
          Storage vMotion Examples
        Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      Using vCenter Maps
        Set the Maximum Number of Map Objects
        vCenter vMotion Maps
        vCenter Map Icons and Interface Controls
        View vCenter Maps
        Print vCenter Maps
        Export vCenter Maps
    Appendixes
      Defined Privileges
        Alarms
        Datacenter
        Datastore
        Distributed Virtual Port Group
        Extension
        Folder
        Global
        Host CIM
        Host Configuration
        Host Inventory
        Host Local Operations
        Host Profile
        Network
        Performance
        Permissions
        Resource
        Scheduled Task
        Sessions
        Storage Views
        Tasks
        vApp
        Virtual Machine Configuration
        Virtual Machine Interaction
        Virtual Machine Inventory
        Virtual Machine Provisioning
        Virtual Machine State
        vNetwork Distributed Switch
        VRM Policy
      Performance Metrics
      Data Counters
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      Where to Go From Here
    Provisioning Virtual Machines
      How to Provision Virtual Machines
      Creating a Virtual Machine
        Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select a Configuration Path for the New Virtual Machine
        Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine
        Select a Host or Cluster
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Select a Virtual Machine Version
        Select an Operating System
        Select the Number of Virtual Processors
        Configure Virtual Memory
        Configure Networks
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
        Select a SCSI Controller
        Selecting a Virtual Disk Type
          Create a Virtual Disk
          Use an Existing Virtual Disk
          Create Raw Device Mappings
        Complete Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
      Working with Templates and Clones
        Clone a Virtual Machine
        Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine
        Create a Template
          Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template
          Clone Virtual Machine to Template
          Clone a Template
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Change Template Software or Virtual Machine Configuration
        Change Template Name
        Deleting Templates
          Remove Templates from the Inventory
          Delete a Template from the Disk
          Reregister Templates
        Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Customizing Guest Operating Systems
          Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
          Configure a Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses During Guest Operating System Customization
          Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
          Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
          Managing Customization Specifications
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File
            Edit a Customization Specification
            Remove a Customization Specification
            Copy a Customization Specification
            Export a Customization Specification
            Import a Customization Specification
      Deploying OVF Templates
        About OVF
        Deploy an OVF Template
        Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        Export an OVF Template
      Converting Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
        Consolidation First Time Use
        Consolidation Prerequisites
        About Consolidation Services
        Configuring Consolidation Settings
          Specify Default Credentials
          Specify Active Domains
        Find and Analyze Physical Systems
        Viewing Analysis Results
          About the Confidence Metric
        Converting Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
          Convert Systems Manually
          Convert Systems Using Recommendations
        Viewing Consolidation Tasks
        Troubleshooting Consolidation
          Negative Impact on vCenter Server Performance
          Windows Systems Not Discovered
          Windows Operating Systems Prevent Guided Consolidation from Collecting Performance Data
          Available Domains List Remains Empty
          Guided Consolidation Erroneously Reports Analysis Disabled
          Disable Guided Consolidation
          Uninstall Guided Consolidation
    Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
      Configuring Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Hardware, Options, and Resources Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
        Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine
        Change the Virtual Machine Name
        View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location
        Edit Configuration File Parameters
        Change the Configured Guest Operating System
        CPU Virtual Machine Configuration
          Change the CPU Configuration
          Allocate CPU Resources
          Configure Multicore Virtual CPUs
          Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings
            Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing
            Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
          Change CPU Hot-Plug Settings
          Change CPU Identification Mask Settings
          Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
        Memory Virtual Machine Configuration
          Change the Memory Configuration
          Allocate Memory Resources
          Change Memory Hot-Add Settings
          Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node
          Change the Swap File Location
        Virtual Disk Configuration
          Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
          Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        SCSI Controller Configuration
          Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration
          Change the SCSI Controller Type
          About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
            Enable and Disable VMI Paravirtualization
          Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter
        Network Virtual Machine Configuration
          Network Adapter Types
          Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
          Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration
          Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
          Change the Serial Port Configuration
          Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
          Change the Parallel Port Configuration
          Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
          Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
        Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
          Change the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Configuration
            Configure a Client Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
            Configure a Host Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
            Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
          Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Change the Floppy Drive Configuration
          Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
          Change the SCSI Device Configuration
          Add a PCI Device
          Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface
          Configure Video Cards
        USB Device Passthrough Configuration from an ESX/ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
          USB Passthrough Device Autoconnect Feature
          VMware Features Available with USB Device Passthrough
          Virtual Machine Functions that Can Result in Data Loss with USB Devices
          Setting Up Physical USB Connections on an ESX/ESXi Host
          Add USB Devices to an ESX/ESXi Host
          Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
          Configuring USB Passthrough Devices for vMotion
          Add a USB Passthrough Device to a Virtual Machine
          Remove a USB Device from a Virtual Machine
          Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine
          Remove USB Devices from an ESX/ESXi Host
          Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
            Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
            USB Passthrough Device Is Nonresponsive
        Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
        Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
        Configuring Troubleshooting Options
          Configure the Boot Options
          Enable Logging
          Disable Acceleration
          Configure Debugging and Statistics
      Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Components
        Install VMware Tools on a Windows Guest
        Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest from the X Window System
        Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer
        Install VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
        Install VMware Tools on a NetWare Guest
        Open the VMware Tools Properties Dialog Box
        VMware Tools Upgrades
        Upgrade VMware Tools Manually
        Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
        Custom VMware Tools Installation
        Change the VMware Tools Options for a Virtual Machine
        WYSE Multimedia Support
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support with VMware Tools
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support Using Add or Remove Programs
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support as Part of a VMware Tools Upgrade
      Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with VMware vApp
        Create a vApp
          Start the New vApp Wizard
          Name the vApp
          Select the vApp Destination
          Allocate vApp Resources
          Complete the vApp Creation
        Populate the vApp
          Create an Object Inside the vApp
          Add an Object to a vApp
        Edit vApp Settings
          Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
          Edit vApp Resources
          Edit vApp Properties
          View vApp License Agreement
          Edit IP Allocation Policy
          View Additional OVF Sections
          Configure Advanced vApp Properties
            Define OVF Environment Properties
            Edit Advanced IP Allocation Properties
        Configuring IP Pools
          Specify an IP Address Range
          Select DHCP
          Specify DNS Settings
          Specify a Proxy Server
          Select Network Associations
        Clone a vApp
        Power On a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
        Edit vApp Annotation
      Managing Virtual Machines
        Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
        Open a Console to a Virtual Machine
        Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
          Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
          Return a Virtual Machine or Template to vCenter Server
        Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
          Understanding Snapshots
          Relationship Between Snapshots
          Snapshots and Other Activity in the Virtual Machine
          Take a Snapshot
          Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
        Managing Existing Snapshots
          Restore a Snapshot
          Delete a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Parent Snapshot
          Reverting Snapshots
          Revert to Parent Snapshot
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
    Appendixes
      Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tools
        Install the Microsoft System Preparation Tools from a Microsoft Web Site Download
        Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tools from the Windows Operating System CD
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Web Access Administrator's Guide
    About This Book
    Introducing VMware vSphere Web Access
      About vSphere Web Access
      Key Features of vSphere Web Access
      Meeting System Requirements for Clients Running vSphere Web Access
        Hardware Requirements
        Operating System Requirements
        Browser Requirements
    Getting Started with vSphere Web Access
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on an ESX Host
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on vCenter Server
      Connect to vSphere Web Access
      Log Out of vSphere Web Access
    Managing Virtual Machines with vSphere Web Access
      Add a Virtual Machine to the Inventory
      Create a Virtual Machine with vSphere Web Access
        Specify a Name and a Location for the New Virtual Machine
        Select a Guest Operating System for the New Virtual Machine
        Specify the Amount of Memory and the Number Of Processors
        Add a Hard Disk to the New Virtual Machine
          Customize the New Virtual Disk
          Browse for an Existing Virtual Disk
        Add a Network Adapter to the New Virtual Machine
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical CD or DVD Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use an ISO Image for the New CD or DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical Floppy Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Floppy Image for the New Floppy Drive
          Create a New Floppy Image for the Virtual Floppy Drive
        Add a USB Controller to the New Virtual Machine
        Review the New Virtual Machine Hardware Configuration
        Install a Guest Operating System
      About VMware Remote Console
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Mozilla Firefox
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Internet Explorer
        Start VMware Remote Console
        Set the VMware Remote Console View
        Use Client Devices with VMware Remote Console
          Connect Client Devices to a Virtual Machine
          Connect Client Device Image Files to a Virtual Machine
        Quit VMware Remote Console
        Troubleshoot Virtual Machines Using VMware Remote Console
        VMware Remote Console Keyboard Shortcuts
      Managing VMware Tools
        Install VMware Tools on the Guest Operating System
        Upgrade VMware Tools
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on Windows
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on a Linux, Solaris, or FreeBSD Operating System
      Virtual Machine Tasks, Alarms, and Events
        View Virtual Machine Alarms
        View the Tasks Assigned to a Virtual Machine
        View Virtual Machine Events
      Creating Virtual Machine Shortcuts
        Create a Web Shortcut
        Create a VMware Remote Console Desktop Shortcut
      Upgrade the Virtual Machine Hardware Version
      Change the Power State of a Virtual Machine
      Delete a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      Changing the Hardware Configuration of Virtual Machines
        Change the Number of Processors in a Virtual Machine
        Change Memory Allocation in a Virtual Machine
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Host CD/DVD Media
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Client CD/DVD Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Host Floppy Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Client Floppy Media
        Modify a Hard Disk
        Modify a SCSI Device
        Modify a SCSI Controller
        Modify a Network Adapter
        Modify a Parallel Port
        Modify a Serial Port
      Removing Hardware Components from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a CD/DVD Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Floppy Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a SCSI Device from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Network Adapter from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Parallel Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Serial Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine
      Changing Virtual Machine Settings and Options
        Change the Name and Guest Operating System of a Virtual Machine
        Change Virtual Machine Power Settings
        Change Virtual Machine Settings Associated with the Host
        Changing Virtual Machine Advanced Settings
          Change Virtual Machine Runtime Settings
          Add a Parameter to the Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Edit a Parameter in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Adding Hardware to a Virtual Machine
      Add Hardware to a Virtual Machine
        Adding a Virtual Hard Disk
        Add a Hard Disk
        Add a Network Adapter
        Add a CD/DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive
        Adding a Serial Port
          Add a Physical Serial Port
          Add an Output Serial Port
          Add a Named Pipe Serial Port
        Adding a Parallel Port
          Add a Physical Parallel Port
          Add an Output Parallel Port
        Add a Passthrough SCSI Device
        Add a USB Controller
    Creating and Managing Snapshots
      When Not to Take a Snapshot
      Snapshots and Logging Changes
      Take a Snapshot
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Remove a Snapshot
      Set Snapshot Power Off Options
    Troubleshooting vSphere Web Access Errors
      Browser Service Unavailable Error 503
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Internet Explorer
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Firefox
      Problems Installing Software on a Guest Operating System
      Problems Performing Virtual Machine Power Operations
      Unsupported Version of Firefox
      Web Proxy Does Not Support IPv6 Addresses
  ESX Configuration Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to ESX Configuration
    Networking
      Introduction to Networking
        Networking Concepts Overview
        Network Services
        View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
        View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
      Basic Networking with vNetwork Standard Switches
        vNetwork Standard Switches
        Port Groups
        Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
          Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        VMkernel Networking Configuration
          TCP/IP Stack at the VMkernel Level
          Set Up VMkernel Networking
        Service Console Configuration
          Set Up Service Console Networking
          Configure Service Console Ports
          Set the Default Gateway
          Display Service Console Information
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
        vNetwork Standard Switch Properties
          Change the Number of Ports for a vSwitch
          Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter
          Add Uplink Adapters
          Cisco Discovery Protocol
            Enable CDP on an ESX Host
            View Cisco Switch Information on the vSphere Client
      Basic Networking with vNetwork Distributed Switches
        vNetwork Distributed Switch Architecture
        Configuring a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Create a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Add Hosts to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Manage Hosts on a vDS
          Edit General vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Edit Advanced vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          View Network Adapter Information for a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Upgrade a vDS to a Newer Version
        dvPort Groups
          Add a dvPort Group
          Edit General dvPort Group Properties
          Edit Advanced dvPort Group Properties
        dvPorts
          Monitor dvPort State
          Configure dvPort Settings
        Private VLANs
          Create a Private VLAN
          Remove a Primary Private VLAN
          Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
        Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switch Network Adapters
          Managing Physical Adapters
            Add an Uplink to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Remove an Uplink from a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Managing Virtual Network Adapters
            Create a VMkernel Network Adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Create a Service Console Network Adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Migrate a Virtual Adapter to a vNetwork Standard Switch
            Edit the VMkernel Configuration on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Edit the Service Console Configuration on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Remove a Virtual Adapter
        Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a dvPort Group
        Network I/O Control
          Enable Network I/O Control on a vDS
          Edit Network Resource Pool Settings
      Advanced Networking
        Internet Protocol Version 6
          Enable IPv6 Support on an ESX Host
        VLAN Configuration
        Networking Policies
          Load Balancing and Failover Policy
            Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a Port Group
            Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Teaming and Failover Policies
          VLAN Policy
            Edit the VLAN Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort VLAN Policies
          Security Policy
            Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception on a Port Group
            Edit the Security Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Security Policies
          Traffic Shaping Policy
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Port Group
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Traffic Shaping Policies
          Port Blocking Policies
            Edit the Port Blocking Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Port Blocking Policy
        Change the DNS and Routing Configuration
        MAC Addresses
          MAC Address Generation
          Set Up a MAC Address
        TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
          Enabling TSO
            Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine
            Check Whether TSO Is Enabled on a VMkernel Interface
          Enabling Jumbo Frames
            Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled vSwitch
            Enable Jumbo Frames on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
            Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled VMkernel Interface
        NetQueue and Networking Performance
          Enable NetQueue on an ESX Host
          Disable NetQueue on an ESX Host
        VMDirectPath I/O
          Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host
          Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
      Networking Best Practices, Scenarios, and Troubleshooting
        Networking Best Practices
        Mounting NFS Volumes
        Networking Configuration for Software iSCSI and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
          Create iSCSI Port for a Single NIC
          Using Multiple NICs for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
          Create Additional iSCSI Ports for Multiple NICs
        Configuring Networking on Blade Servers
          Configure a Virtual Machine Port Group with a VLAN on a Blade Server
          Configure a VMkernel Port with a VLAN on a Blade Server
        Troubleshooting
          Troubleshooting Service Console Networking
          Rename Network Adapters by Using the Service Console
          Troubleshooting Physical Switch Configuration
          Troubleshooting Port Group Configuration
    Storage
      Introduction to Storage
        About ESX Storage
        Types of Physical Storage
          Local Storage
          Networked Storage
        Supported Storage Adapters
        Target and Device Representations
          Understanding Fibre Channel Naming
          Understanding iSCSI Naming and Addressing
          Understanding Storage Device Naming
        About ESX Datastores
          VMFS Datastores
          Creating and Increasing VMFS Datastores
          Sharing a VMFS Volume Across ESX Hosts
          NFS Datastore
          How Virtual Machines Access Storage
        Comparing Types of Storage
        Displaying Storage Adapters
          View Storage Adapters Information
          Copy Storage Adapter Identifiers to the Clipboard
        Viewing Storage Devices
          Display Storage Devices for a Host
          Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
          Copy Storage Device Identifiers to the Clipboard
        Displaying Datastores
          Review Datastore Properties
      Configuring ESX Storage
        Local SCSI Storage
        Fibre Channel Storage
        iSCSI Storage
          iSCSI Initiators
          Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware Initiators
          Setting Up and Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
            Enable the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Setting Up and Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
            View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Determine Association Between Dependent Hardware iSCSI and Physical Network Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
          Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Initiators
            Set Up Dynamic Discovery
            Set Up Static Discovery
          Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
            Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
            Set Up CHAP Credentials for an iSCSI Initiator
            Set Up CHAP Credentials for a Target
            Disable CHAP
          Configuring Additional Parameters for iSCSI
            Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Datastore Refresh and Storage Rescan Operations
          Perform Storage Rescan
        Create VMFS Datastores
        Network Attached Storage
          NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
          Create an NFS-Based Datastore
        Creating a Diagnostic Partition
          Create a Diagnostic Partition
      Managing Storage
        Managing Datastores
          Rename Datastores
          Group Datastores
          Delete Datastores
          Unmount Datastores
        Changing VMFS Datastore Properties
          Increase VMFS Datastores
          Upgrade Datastores
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mounting VMFS Datastores with Existing Signatures
            Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Resignaturing VMFS Copies
            Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
        Using Multipathing with ESX
          Managing Multiple Paths
            VMware Multipathing Module
              VMware SATPs
              VMware PSPs
              VMware NMP Flow of I/O
          Multipathing with Local Storage and Fibre Channel SANs
          Multipathing with iSCSI SAN
          Path Scanning and Claiming
          Viewing the Paths Information
            View Datastore Paths
            View Storage Device Paths
          Setting a Path Selection Policy
            Change the Path Selection Policy
            Disable Paths
        Storage Hardware Acceleration
          Hardware Acceleration Requirements and Benefits
          Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Turn off Hardware Acceleration
        Thin Provisioning
          About Virtual Disk Formats
          Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
          View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
          Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
        Turn off vCenter Server Storage Filters
          vCenter Server Storage Filtering
      Raw Device Mapping
        About Raw Device Mapping
          Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
          Limitations of Raw Device Mapping
        Raw Device Mapping Characteristics
          RDM Virtual and Physical Compatibility Modes
          Dynamic Name Resolution
          Raw Device Mapping with Virtual Machine Clusters
          Comparing Available SCSI Device Access Modes
        Managing Mapped LUNs
          Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
          Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN
    Security
      Security for ESX Systems
        ESX Architecture and Security Features
          Security and the Virtualization Layer
          Security and Virtual Machines
          Security and the Virtual Networking Layer
            Creating a Network DMZ on a Single ESX Host
            Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESX Host
          Security and the Service Console
        Security Resources and Information
      Securing an ESX Configuration
        Securing the Network with Firewalls
          Firewalls for Configurations with vCenter Server
          Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
          Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
          Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
          Connecting ESX Hosts Through Firewalls
          Configuring Firewall Ports for Supported Services and Management Agents
            Allow Access to ESX for a Service or Management Agent
            Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
              Configure How Service Startup Relates to Firewall Configuration
          TCP and UDP Ports for Management Access
        Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
          Security Considerations for VLANs
            VLANs as Part of a Broader Security Implementation
            Properly Configure VLANs
            Create Separate Communications Between Management Tools and the Service Console
          Virtual Switch Protection and VLANs
        Securing Virtual Switch Ports
          MAC Address Changes
          Forged Transmissions
          Promiscuous Mode Operation
        Internet Protocol Security
          Add a Security Association
          Remove a Security Association
          List Available Security Associations
          Create a Security Policy
          Remove a Security Policy
          List Available Security Policies
        Securing iSCSI Storage
          Securing iSCSI Devices Through Authentication
            Enabling Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) for iSCSI SANs
            Disabling iSCSI SAN Authentication
          Protecting an iSCSI SAN
      Authentication and User Management
        Securing ESX Through Authentication and Permissions
        About Users, Groups, Permissions, and Roles
          Understanding Users
          Understanding Groups
          Understanding Password Requirements
          Understanding Permissions
            Assigning root User Permissions
            Understanding vpxuser Permissions
          Understanding Roles
            Assigning the No Access Role
            Assigning the Read Only Role
            Assigning the Administrator Role
        Working with Users and Groups on ESX Hosts
          View, Sort, and Export a List of Users and Groups
          Add a User to the Users Table
          Modify the Settings for a User
          Remove a User or Group
          Add a Group to the Groups Table
          Add or Remove Users from a Group
          Configure a Host to Use a Directory Service
          Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
          Use Host Profiles to Apply Permissions to Hosts
        Encryption and Security Certificates for ESX
          Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints
          Generate New Certificates for the ESX Host
          Replace a Default Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate
          Configure SSL Timeouts
          Modifying ESX Web Proxy Settings
            Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
            Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
      Service Console Security
        General Security Recommendations
        Log In to the Service Console
        Service Console Firewall Configuration
          Determine the Service Console Firewall Security Level
          Set the Service Console Firewall Security Level
          Open a Port in the Service Console Firewall
          Close a Port in the Service Console Firewall
          Troubleshooting When Firewalls are Overwritten
        Password Restrictions
          Password Aging
            Change Default Password Aging Restrictions for a Host
            Change Default Password Aging Restrictions for Users
          Password Strength and Complexity
            Change Default Password Complexity for the pam_passwdqc.so Plug-In
            Configure a Password Reuse Rule
            Using the pam_cracklib.so Authentication Plug-In
              Switch to the pam_cracklib.so Plug-In
        Cipher Strength
        setuid and setgid Flags
          Disable Optional Applications
          Default setuid Applications
          Default setgid Applications
        SSH Security
          Change the Default SSH Configuration
        Security Patches and Security Vulnerability Scanning Software
      Security Best Practices and Scenarios
        Security Approaches for Common ESX Deployments
          Single-Customer Deployment
          Multiple-Customer Restricted Deployment
          Multiple-Customer Open Deployment
        Virtual Machine Recommendations
          Installing Antivirus Software
          Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
            Enable Copy and Paste Operations Between the Guest Operating System and Remote Console
          Removing Unnecessary Hardware Devices
            Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices
          Limiting Guest Operating System Writes to Host Memory
            Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit
            Prevent the Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
          Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
            Limit Log File Numbers and Sizes
            Disable Logging for the Guest Operating System
    Host Profiles
      Managing Host Profiles
        Host Profiles Usage Model
        Access Host Profiles View
        Creating a Host Profile
          Create a Host Profile from Host Profiles View
          Create a Host Profile from Host
        Export a Host Profile
        Import a Host Profile
        Edit a Host Profile
          Edit a Policy
          Enable Compliance Check
        Manage Profiles
          Attaching Entities
            Attach Entities from the Host Profiles View
            Attach Entities from the Host
          Applying Profiles
            Apply a Profile from the Host Profiles View
            Apply a Profile from the Host
          Change Reference Host
          Manage Profiles from a Cluster
          Updating Profiles From the Reference Host
        Checking Compliance
          Check Compliance from the Host Profiles View
          Check Compliance from Host
          Check Cluster Compliance
    Appendixes
      ESX Technical Support Commands
      Linux Commands Used with ESX
      Using vmkfstools
        vmkfstools Command Syntax
        vmkfstools Options
          -v Suboption
          File System Options
            Creating a VMFS File System
            Example for Creating a VMFS File System
            Extending an Existing VMFS-3 Volume
            Example for Extending a VMFS-3 Volume
            Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
            Upgrading a VMFS-2 to VMFS-3
          Virtual Disk Options
            Supported Disk Formats
            Creating a Virtual Disk
            Example for Creating a Virtual Disk
            Initializing a Virtual Disk
            Inflating a Thin Virtual Disk
            Removing Zeroed Blocks
            Converting a Zeroedthick Virtual Disk to an Eagerzeroedthick Disk
            Deleting a Virtual Disk
            Renaming a Virtual Disk
            Cloning a Virtual or Raw Disk
            Example for Cloning a Virtual Disk
            Migrate VMware Workstation and VMware GSX Server Virtual Machines
            Extending a Virtual Disk
            Migrating a VMFS-2 Virtual Disk to VMFS-3
            Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
            Example for Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode RDM
            Creating a Physical Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
            Listing Attributes of an RDM
            Displaying Virtual Disk Geometry
            Checking and Repairing Virtual Disks
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
  vSphere Resource Management Guide
    Getting Started with Resource Management
      What Is Resource Management?
        Resource Types
        Resource Providers
        Resource Consumers
        Goals of Resource Management
      Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
        Resource Allocation Shares
        Resource Allocation Reservation
        Resource Allocation Limit
        Resource Allocation Settings Suggestions
        Changing Resource Allocation Settings—Example
      Viewing Resource Allocation Information
        Cluster Resource Allocation Tab
        Virtual Machine Resource Allocation Tab
      Admission Control
    Managing CPU Resources
      CPU Virtualization Basics
        Software-Based CPU Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted CPU Virtualization
        Virtualization and Processor-Specific Behavior
        Performance Implications of CPU Virtualization
      Administering CPU Resources
        View Processor Information
        Specifying CPU Configuration
        Multicore Processors
        Hyperthreading
          Hyperthreading and ESX/ESXi Hosts
          Enable Hyperthreading
          Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine
            Hyperthreaded Core Sharing Options
          Quarantining
        Using CPU Affinity
          Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor
          Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
        Using CPU Power Management Policies
          Select a CPU Power Management Policy
    Managing Memory Resources
      Memory Virtualization Basics
        Virtual Machine Memory
        Memory Overcommitment
        Memory Sharing
        Software-Based Memory Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
      Administering Memory Resources
        View Memory Allocation Information
          Host Memory Information
        Understanding Memory Overhead
          Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
        How ESX/ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        Memory Tax for Idle Virtual Machines
        Memory Reclamation
          Memory Balloon Driver
          Using Swap Files
            Swap File Location
            Enable Host-Local Swap for a DRS Cluster
            Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host
            Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
            Delete Swap Files
          Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
          Memory Compression
            Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache
            Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache
        Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
    Managing Storage I/O Resources
      Storage I/O Control Requirements
      Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
        View Storage I/O Control Shares and Limits
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
      Enable Storage I/O Control
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control Events
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create Resource Pools
        Resource Pool Attributes
        Resource Pool Creation Example
        Change Resource Pool Attributes
      Add Virtual Machines to a Resource Pool
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool
      Resource Pool Admission Control
        Expandable Reservations Example 1
        Expandable Reservations Example 2
    Creating a DRS Cluster
      Admission Control and Initial Placement
        Single Virtual Machine Power On
        Group Power On
      Virtual Machine Migration
        DRS Migration Threshold
        Migration Recommendations
      DRS Cluster Requirements
      Create a DRS Cluster
      Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Disable DRS
    Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources
      Adding Hosts to a Cluster
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
        Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster
      Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster
      Remove Hosts from a Cluster
        Using Maintenance Mode
        Using Standby Mode
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for VMware DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for VMware DPM
        Enabling VMware DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          VMware DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring VMware DPM
      Using Affinity Rules
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
    Viewing DRS Cluster Information
      Viewing the Cluster Summary Tab
        Cluster Summary Tab General Section
        Cluster Summary Tab VMware DRS Section
        VMware DRS Resource Distribution Chart
      Using the DRS Tab
        DRS Recommendations Page
        DRS Faults Page
        DRS History Page
    Using NUMA Systems with ESX/ESXi
      What is NUMA?
      How ESX/ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with a Single NUMA Node Using CPU Affinity
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node Using Memory Affinity
    Appendixes
      Performance Monitoring Utilities: resxtop and esxtop
        Using the esxtop Utility
        Using the resxtop Utility
        Using esxtop or resxtop in Interactive Mode
          Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
            Common Statistics Description
            Statistics Columns and Order Pages
            Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands
          CPU Panel
          CPU Power Panel
          Memory Panel
          Storage Adapter Panel
          Storage Device Panel
          Virtual Machine Storage Panel
          Network Panel
          Interrupt Panel
        Using Batch Mode
          Prepare for Batch Mode
          Use esxtop or resxtop in Batch Mode
          Batch Mode Command-Line Options
        Using Replay Mode
          Prepare for Replay Mode
          Use esxtop in Replay Mode
          Replay Mode Command-Line Options
      Advanced Attributes
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
          Advanced Memory Attributes
          Advanced NUMA Attributes
        Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
          Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
  vSphere Availability Guide
    About This Book
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      VMware HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      VMware Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
    Creating and Using VMware HA Clusters
      How VMware HA Works
      VMware HA Admission Control
        Host Failures Cluster Tolerates Admission Control Policy
        Percentage of Cluster Resources Reserved Admission Control Policy
        Specify a Failover Host Admission Control Policy
        Choosing an Admission Control Policy
      VMware HA Checklist
      Creating a VMware HA Cluster
        Create a VMware HA Cluster
        Cluster Features
        Host Monitoring Status
        Enabling or Disabling Admission Control
        Virtual Machine Options
        VM and Application Monitoring
      Customizing VMware HA Behavior
        Set Advanced VMware HA Options
        VMware HA Advanced Attributes
        Customize VMware HA Behavior for an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for VMware HA Clusters
        Networking Best Practices
        Network Path Redundancy
    Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      How Fault Tolerance Works
      Using Fault Tolerance with DRS
      Fault Tolerance Use Cases
      Fault Tolerance Checklist
      Fault Tolerance Interoperability
      Preparing Your Cluster and Hosts for Fault Tolerance
        Enable Host Certificate Checking
        Configure Networking for Host Machines
          Fault Tolerance Host Networking Configuration Example
        Create VMware HA Cluster and Check Compliance
      Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
        Turn On Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      Viewing Information About Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
      Fault Tolerance Best Practices
        Virtual Machine Failovers
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      VMware Fault Tolerance Configuration Recommendations
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerance
        Hardware Virtualization Must Be Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Must Be Available for Secondary VM
        Secondary VM on Overcommitted Host Degrades Performance of Primary VM
        Virtual Machines with Large Memory Can Prevent Use of Fault Tolerance
        Secondary VM CPU Usage Appears Excessive
    Appendixes
      Fault Tolerance Error Messages
  iSCSI SAN Configuration Guide
    About This Book
    Using ESX/ESXi with an iSCSI Storage Area Network
      Understanding Virtualization
        Network Virtualization
        Storage Virtualization
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Target Compared to LUN Representations
        Multipathing and Path Failover
        Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      Overview of Using ESX/ESXi with a SAN
        ESX/ESXi and SAN Use Cases
        Finding Further Information
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESX/ESXi
        Third-Party Management Applications
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across ESX/ESXi Hosts
        Metadata Updates
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a SAN
      Understanding Multipathing and Failover
        Managing Multiple Paths
          VMware Multipathing Module
            VMware SATPs
            VMware PSPs
            VMware NMP Flow of I/O
        Host-Based Path Failover
        Array-Based Failover
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Designing for Server Failure
        Using VMware HA
        Server Failover and Storage Considerations
      LUN Display and Rescan
    Configuring iSCSI Initiators and Storage
      ESX/ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESX/ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware Initiators
      Setting Up and Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between Dependent Hardware iSCSI and Physical Network Adapters
      Setting Up and Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Enable the Software iSCSI Adapter
      Networking Configuration for Software iSCSI and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Create iSCSI Port for a Single NIC
        Using Multiple NICs for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Create Additional iSCSI Ports for Multiple NICs
      Bind iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
        Binding iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
        Disconnect iSCSI Ports from iSCSI Adapters
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
      Enabling Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch
        Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled VMkernel Interface
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Initiators
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery
        Set Up Static Discovery
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for an iSCSI Initiator
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for a Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Additional Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add an iSCSI Session for a Specified Target
        Duplicate iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
      Add iSCSI Storage
    Modifying SAN Storage Systems for ESX/ESXi
      Testing ESX/ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Considerations for iSCSI SAN Storage Systems
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      Enable HP StorageWorks MSA1510i to Communicate with ESX/ESXi
      HP StorageWorks EVA Storage Systems
      NetApp Storage Systems
        Provision Storage by Using FilerView Storage Management
        Provision Storage by Using Command-Line Interface
      EqualLogic Storage Systems
      LeftHand Networks SAN/iQ Storage Systems
      Dell PowerVault MD3000i Storage Systems
      iSCSI Targets in vApps
    Booting from iSCSI SAN
      General Boot from iSCSI SAN Recommendations
      Prepare the iSCSI SAN
      Configure ESX Hosts to Boot from iSCSI SAN
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Setting Up ESXi Host to Boot from iSCSI
          Configure iSCSI Boot Parameters
          Change Boot Sequence in BIOS
          Install ESXi to iSCSI Target
          Boot ESXi from iSCSI Target
        Networking Best Practices
        Change iBFT iSCSI Boot Settings
        Troubleshooting iBFT iSCSI Boot
          Loss of System's Gateway Causes Loss of Network Connectivity
          Changing iSCSI Boot Parameters Causes ESXi to Boot in Stateless Mode
      Collecting Diagnostic Information for ESXi Hosts
        Configure vSphere Management Assistant
        Configure ESXi Host
    Managing ESX/ESXi Systems That Use SAN Storage
      Viewing Storage Adapter Information
        View Storage Adapter Information
        Copy Storage Adapter Names to Clipboard
      Viewing Storage Device Information
        Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
        Copy Storage Device Identifiers to Clipboard
      Viewing Datastore Information
        Review Datastore Properties
      Resolving Storage Display Issues
        Datastore Refresh and Storage Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs
        Disable Sparse LUN Support
        Turn off vCenter Server Storage Filters
          vCenter Server Storage Filtering
      Path Scanning and Claiming
        Viewing the Paths Information
          View Datastore Paths
          View Storage Device Paths
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
          Change the Path Selection Policy
          Disable Paths
        Path Management and Manual, or Static, Load Balancing
        Set Guest Operating System Timeout
      Sharing Diagnostic Partitions
      Avoiding and Resolving SAN Problems
      Optimizing SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance
        Network Performance
      Resolving Performance Issues
        Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
        Resolving Path Thrashing
          Understanding Path Thrashing
          Resolve Path Thrashing
        Equalize Disk Access Between Virtual Machines
        Set Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
        Reducing SCSI Reservations
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Snapshot Software
        Using a Third-Party Backup Package
        Layered Applications
          Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
          File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Mounting VMFS Datastores with Existing Signatures
          Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Unmount Datastores
        Resignaturing VMFS Copies
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
      Storage Hardware Acceleration
        Hardware Acceleration Requirements and Benefits
        Hardware Acceleration Support Status
        Turn off Hardware Acceleration
    Appendixes
      iSCSI SAN Configuration Checklist
      VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface
        resxtop Command
        vicfg-iscsi Command
        vicfg-mpath Command
        esxcli corestorage claimrule Command
        vmkping Command
      Managing Multipathing Modules and Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins
        Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
          List Multipathing Claim Rules for the Host
          Display Multipathing Modules
          Display SATPs for the Host
          Display NMP Storage Devices
          Add Multipathing Claim Rules
          Delete Multipathing Claim Rules
          Mask Paths
          Unmask Paths
          Define NMP SATP Rules
        Managing Hardware Acceleration Filter and Plug-Ins
          Display Hardware Acceleration Filter
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Status of a Storage Device
          View Hardware Acceleration Plug-In for a Device
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
        esxcli corestorage claimrule Options
  vSphere 4.1 - ESX and VCenter
  Introduction to VMware vSphere
    VMware vSphere Introduction
      VMware vSphere Components
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
      Virtual Datacenter Architecture
        Hosts, Clusters, and Resource Pools
        VMware vSphere Distributed Services
      Network Architecture
      Storage Architecture
      VMware vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Core Services
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
        vCenter Server Interfaces
        Communication Between vCenter Server and ESX
        Accessing the Virtual Datacenter
      Additional Resources
  Getting Started with ESX
    Getting Started Tasks
    ESX Installation
      ESX Hardware Requirements
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
    Managing the ESX Host
      vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Download the vSphere Client
      Install the vSphere Client
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In to ESX
      Add a Virtual Machine by Importing a Virtual Appliance
    Managing Multiple Hosts with vCenter Server
      vSphere and vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Installation
        vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Prerequisites
        Install vCenter Server
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to vCenter Server
    Setting Up a Basic Inventory with the Getting Started Tabs
      Create a Datacenter
      Add a Host
      Create a Virtual Machine
    Where to Go Next
      The vSphere Tutorial
      vSphere Documentation
  ESX and vCenter Server Installation Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to VMware vSphere
    System Requirements
      ESX Hardware Requirements
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESX Performance
        Tested Software and Firmware for Creating ESX Installation Media
      vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Introduction to Installing ESX
      Overview of the Installation Process
      Prerequisites for Installing ESX
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Options for Accessing the Installation Media, Booting the Installer, and Running the Installer
      About ESX Evaluation Mode
      Required Information for ESX Installation
    Preparing to Install ESX
      Location of the ESX Installation Media
        Download the ESX ISO Image and Burn the Installation DVD
        Creating a Media Depot
      PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
        Conceptual Overview for PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        PXE Boot the ESX Installer
        Sample DHCP Configuration
        Kernel Image and Ramdisk Directory
        Creating a PXE Configuration File
        Using Remote Management Applications
      Installing ESX Using Scripted Mode
        Approaches for Scripted Installation
        About Installation Scripts
        About Default Installation Scripts
        Default ks-first.cfg Script
        Installation Script Commands
        Disk Device Names
        Differences Between Kickstart and ESX Commands
    Installing VMware ESX
      Boot Commands
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
      Install ESX Using the Text Mode
      Install ESX 4.1 Using the Scripted Mode
    ESX Partitioning
      Required Partitions
      Optional Partitions
    Post-Installation Considerations for ESX
      Download the vSphere Client
      Licensing the Host
      Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
    Installing, Removing, and Updating Third-Party Extensions
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using a Depot with the vihostupdate Utility
      Remove Custom Packages on ESX Using the Service Console
      Remove Selected Custom Packages on ESX/ESXi Using the vSphere Command Line
    vCenter Server Databases
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      About the Bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Database Package
      Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
      Configure DB2 Databases
        Configure an IBM DB2 Database User and Group
        Add the Database Instance Registry Variables
        Add the Client Instance Registry Variable
        Use a Script to Create a DB2 Database
        Use a Script to Create the DB2 Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a Connection to a Local DB2 Database on Microsoft Windows
        Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows
      Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Microsoft SQL Server Database
        Use a Script to Create the Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
      Configure Oracle Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
        Configure an Oracle Database User
        Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Remote Access
        Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
    Introduction to Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Prerequisites
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server with SQL Server
      About Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      Configure the URLs on a Standalone vCenter Server System
      Running the vCenter Server and vSphere Client Installers from a Network Drive
      vCenter Server Components
      Required Data for Installing vCenter Server
    Installing vCenter Server
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Server in a Virtual Machine
      Install vCenter Server
    Post-Installation Considerations for vCenter Server
      Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client
      Uninstall VMware vSphere Components
    Creating vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
      Linked Mode Prerequisites
      Linked Mode Considerations
      Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
      Joining to a Linked Mode Group During and After Installation
      Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
      Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
      Linked Mode Troubleshooting
        Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
        Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
    Install Additional Modules
      Install VMware vCenter Guided Consolidation
      Install VMware vCenter Update Manager
      Install VMware vCenter Converter
  vSphere Upgrade Guide
    About This Book
    About the Upgrade Process
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      vCenter Server and the vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
      About the vCenter Server 4.1 Upgrade
      vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
      Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Database Scenarios
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      Back Up VirtualCenter 2.5 or Higher
      Run the vCenter Agent Preupgrade Check Tool
      Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
    Upgrading to vCenter Server 4.1
      Upgrade to vCenter Server 4.1
    Upgrade to vCenter Server on a Different Machine and Upgrade the Existing Database
      Back Up and Move the vCenter Server Database
        Back Up and Restore a Microsoft SQL Database
        Detach and Attach a Microsoft SQL Server Database
        Back Up and Restore an Oracle Database
      Back Up VirtualCenter or vCenter Server Configuration with the Data Migration Tool
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
        Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and a Bundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
        Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Install vCenter Server on the New Machine with a Nonbundled Database
      Update the vCenter Server Name for Plug-Ins
      Migrate a License Server Installed on the Same Machine as vCenter Server
    Postupgrade Considerations for vCenter Server
      Upgrade the vSphere Client
      Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
    Upgrading Datastore and Network Permissions
      Datastore Privileges
      Network Privileges
      Update Datastore Permissions
      Update Network Permissions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to ESX 4.1/ESXi 4.1
      About Host Upgrades
      Release Upgrade Support for ESX/ESXi
      vCenter Update Manager
        Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Scenario
      Recommendation for Static IP Addresses
      vSphere Components Upgraded by Update Manager
      Preserved Configuration Components
      Non-Preserved Configuration Components
      Back Up the ESX Host Configuration
      Back Up the ESXi Host Configuration
      Best Practices for Upgrades
    Upgrading to ESX 4.1 or ESXi 4.1
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Upgrade an ESXi Host with the vihostupdate Utility
      Upgrade an ESX Host with the esxupdate Utility
    Postupgrade Considerations for Hosts
      Restore vSphere Web Access on ESX Hosts
      Evaluation Period Countdown
      Clean Up the ESX Bootloader Menu After Upgrade
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Uninstalling the VMware License Server
      Roll Back an ESX Upgrade
      Roll Back an ESXi Upgrade
      Restore the ESX Host Configuration
      Restore the ESXi Host Configuration
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      About VMware Tools
      About Virtual Machines and ESX/ESXi Upgrades
      Orchestrated Upgrade of Virtual Machines Scenario
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Microsoft Windows Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools in a Netware Virtual Machine
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines
    Example Upgrade Scenarios
      Upgrading Environments with Host Clusters
      Upgrading Environments without Host Clusters
      Moving Virtual Machines Using vMotion During an Upgrade
      Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines During an Upgrade (with vCenter Server)
      Upgrading to vCenter Server on a New Machine
  vSphere Datacenter Administration Guide
    Virtualization with VMware vSphere
      vSphere Concepts and Features
        Virtualization Basics
        Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
        vSphere Software Components
        vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
        Optional vCenter Server Components
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      vSphere Client Interfaces
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In
        Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
        vSphere Web Access
          Log In to vSphere Web Access
          Log Out of vSphere Web Access
        VMware Service Console
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
          Connect to the Service Console
          Using Commands on the Service Console
            View the man Page for a Service Console Command
      Using the vSphere Client
        Getting Started Tabs
          Disable Getting Started Tabs
          Restore Getting Started Tabs
        Status Bar, Recent Tasks, and Triggered Alarms
        Panel Sections
        View Virtual Machine Console
        Searching the vSphere Inventory
          Perform a Simple Search
          Perform an Advanced Search
        Using Lists
          Filter a List View
          Export a List
        Custom Attributes
          Add Custom Attributes
          Edit a Custom Attribute
        Select Objects
        Manage vCenter Server Plug-Ins
          Install Plug-Ins
          Disable and Enable Plug-Ins
          Remove Plug-Ins
          Troubleshooting Plug-Ins
        Save vSphere Client Data
        Working with Active Sessions
          View Active Sessions
          Terminate Active Sessions
          Send a Message to All Active Users
    Setting Up vCenter Server
      Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode
        Linked Mode Prerequisites
        Linked Mode Considerations
        Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
        Reconciling Roles When Connecting vCenter Server to a Linked Mode Group
        Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
        Change the Domain of a vCenter Server System in a Linked Mode Group
        Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
        Monitor vCenter Server Services
      Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
        Host Configuration
        Configuring vCenter Server
          Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
          Configuring Statistics Settings
            Configure Statistics Intervals
            Enable or Disable a Statistics Interval
            Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database
          Configure Runtime Settings
          Configure Active Directory Settings
          Configure Mail Sender Settings
          Configure SNMP Settings
          Configure Ports Settings
          Configure Timeout Settings
          Configure Logging Options
          Configure the Maximum Number of Database Connections
          Configure Database Retention Policy
          Configure SSL Settings
          Configure Advanced Settings
        Configuring Communication Among ESX, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
    Setting Up Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Organizing Your Inventory
        Create Datacenters
        Add Hosts
        Create Clusters
        Create Resource Pools
        Create Datastores
        Create Host-Wide Networks
        Create Datacenter-Wide Networks
          Edit General vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Edit Advanced vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Add Hosts to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Add a dvPort Group
          Edit General dvPort Group Settings
          Edit Advanced dvPort Group Settings
      Managing ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server Licenses
        About License Key Capacity
        About vSphere and vCenter Server License Keys
        About Using a License Server to Manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
          Configure vCenter Server to Use a License Server
        About the License Portal
        About License Inventories
        Controlling License Permissions
        View License Information
        Add a License Key to the License Inventory and Assign It to an Asset
        Add Multiple License Keys to the License Inventory
        Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets
        Export Report Data
        License a Host Without vCenter Server
        License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
        View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
        Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        About the Licensing Reporting Manager
        About Licensing Reports
        View Licensing Usage Reports with the Licensing Reporting Manager
        Download a Licensing Report
        Set a Threshold for License Usage
        Troubleshooting Licensing
          Applying Licenses
          About Overriding the Host License Configuration
          License Expiration
          Licensing vCenter Server and ESX/ESXi After Evaluation
          Access to the Licensing Reporting Manager
          Failure to Download Licensing Report
      Managing Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions
        Managing vSphere Users
          vCenter Server Users
          Host Users
          Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        Groups
        Removing or Modifying Users and Groups
        Best Practices for Users and Groups
        Using Roles to Assign Privileges
          Default Roles for ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server
          Create a Role
          Clone a Role
          Edit a Role
          Remove a Role
          Rename a Role
        Permissions in vSphere
          Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
          Multiple Permission Settings
            Example 1: Inheritance of Multiple Permissions
            Example 2: Child Permissions Overriding Parent Permissions
            Example 3: User Permissions Overriding Group Permissions
          Permission Validation
          Assign Permissions
          Adjust the Search List in Large Domains
          Change Permission Validation Settings
          Change Permissions
          Remove Permissions
        Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
        Required Privileges for Common Tasks
    Monitoring Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Working with Performance Statistics
        Statistics Collection for vCenter Server
          Data Counters
          Collection Intervals
            Configure Collection Intervals
            Enable or Disable Collection Intervals
          Statistics Levels
            Using Collection Levels Effectively
          How Metrics Are Stored in the vCenter Server Database
          Estimate the Statistics Impact on the vCenter Server Database
        Statistics Collection for Microsoft Windows Guest Operating Systems
          Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
          View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
        vCenter Server Performance Charts
          Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts Help
          Advanced Performance Charts
            View the Advanced Performance Charts
            Save Chart Data to a File
            Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet
            Customize Advanced Chart Views
            Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Monitoring and Troubleshooting Performance
          CPU Performance
          Disk I/O Performance
          Memory Performance
          Network Performance
          Storage Performance
      Monitoring Host Health Status
        Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host
        Monitor Health Status When Connected to vCenter Server
        Reset Hardware Sensors When Directly Connected to a Host
        Reset Health Status Sensors When Connected to vCenter Server
        Troubleshoot the Hardware Health Service
      SNMP and vSphere
        Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
          Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP for ESX/ESXi
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
          Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
          Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        SNMP Diagnostics
        Using SNMP with Guest Operating Systems
        VMware MIB Files
          VMWARE-ROOT-MIB
          VMWARE-ENV-MIB
          VMWARE-OBSOLETE-MIB
          VMWARE-PRODUCTS-MIB
          VMWARE-RESOURCES-MIB
          VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB
          VMWARE-TC-MIB
          VMWARE-VC-EVENT-MIB
          VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB
          SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
      Monitoring Storage Resources
        Working with Storage Reports
          Display Storage Reports
          Export Storage Reports
          Filter Storage Reports
          Customize Storage Reports
        Working with Storage Maps
          Display Storage Maps
          Export Storage Maps
          Hide Items on Storage Maps
          Move Items on Storage Maps
      Working with Alarms
        Alarm Triggers
          Condition and State Triggers
            Condition and State Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Condition and State Triggers
            Host Condition and State Triggers
            Datastore Condition and State Triggers
          Event Triggers
            Event Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Event Triggers
            Host Event Triggers
            Datastore Event Triggers
            Datacenter Event Triggers
            Cluster Event Triggers
            dvPort Group Event Triggers
            vNetwork Distributed Switch Event Triggers
            Network Event Triggers
        Alarm Actions
          Default vSphere Alarm Actions
          Disabling Alarm Actions
          SNMP Traps as Alarm Actions
          Email Notifications as Alarm Actions
          Running Scripts as Alarm Actions
            Alarm Environment Variables
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
        Alarm Reporting
        Creating Alarms
          Alarm Settings – General
          Alarm Settings – Triggers
            Set Up a Condition or State Trigger
            Set Up an Event Trigger
          Alarm Settings – Reporting
        Managing Alarms
          Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
          Change Alarm Attributes
          Disable Alarms
          Export a List of Alarms
          Identifying Triggered Alarms
          Remove Alarms
          Reset Triggered Event Alarms
          View Alarms
            View Alarms Defined on an Object
            View Alarms Triggered on an Object
            View All Alarms Triggered in vCenter Server
        Managing Alarm Actions
          Disable Alarm Actions
          Enable Alarm Actions
          Identifying Disabled Alarm Actions
          Remove Alarm Actions
          Run a Command as an Alarm Action
            Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
            Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings
        Preconfigured VMware Alarms
      System Log Files
        View System Log Entries
        View System Logs on an ESXi Host
        External System Logs
          ESX/ESXi System Logs
          vSphere Client System Logs
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        Export Diagnostic Data
        Collecting Log Files
          Set Verbose Logging
          Collect vSphere Log Files
          Collect ESX Log Files Using the Service Console
          Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
          ESX/ESXi VMkernel Files
    Maintaining Your Virtual Infrastructure
      Working with Tasks and Events
        Managing Tasks
          Viewing Tasks
            View All Tasks
            View Recent Tasks
            View Scheduled Tasks
            Filter Tasks for a Host or Datacenter
            Use Keywords to Filter the Tasks List
          Cancel a Task
          Schedule Tasks
            Create a Scheduled Task
            Canceling Scheduled Tasks
            Change or Reschedule a Task
            Remove a Scheduled Task
          Policy Rules for Task Operations
        Managing Events
          Viewing Events
            View Events Associated with One Object
            View Events Associated with All Objects
          Filter Events on a Host or Datacenter
          Use Keywords to Filter the Events List
          Trigger an Alarm on an Event
          Export Events
        Report Errors
      Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
        Start an ESX/ESXi Host
        Reboot or Shut Down an ESX/ESXi Host
        Stop an ESX Host Manually
        Starting vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Is Running
          Restart the vCenter Server System
          Stop the vCenter Server System
      Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
        Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
          Disconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Understanding Managed Host Removal
        Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server
      Migrating Virtual Machines
        Cold Migration
        Migrating a Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migration with vMotion
          Host Configuration for vMotion
            vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
            vMotion Networking Requirements
          Virtual Machine Configuration Requirements for vMotion
            Swapfile Location Compatibility
          Migrating Virtual Machines with Snapshots
        Migration with Storage vMotion
          Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
        CPU Compatibility and EVC
          CPU Compatibility Scenarios
          CPU Families and Feature Sets
          About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
          EVC Requirements
          Create an EVC Cluster
          Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
          Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
          Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
          Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
          CPU Compatibility Masks
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion
          About Migration Compatibility Checks
        Storage vMotion Command-Line Syntax
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Disk File
          Storage vMotion Examples
        Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      Using vCenter Maps
        Set the Maximum Number of Map Objects
        vCenter vMotion Maps
        vCenter Map Icons and Interface Controls
        View vCenter Maps
        Print vCenter Maps
        Export vCenter Maps
    Appendixes
      Defined Privileges
        Alarms
        Datacenter
        Datastore
        Distributed Virtual Port Group
        Extension
        Folder
        Global
        Host CIM
        Host Configuration
        Host Inventory
        Host Local Operations
        Host Profile
        Network
        Performance
        Permissions
        Resource
        Scheduled Task
        Sessions
        Storage Views
        Tasks
        vApp
        Virtual Machine Configuration
        Virtual Machine Interaction
        Virtual Machine Inventory
        Virtual Machine Provisioning
        Virtual Machine State
        vNetwork Distributed Switch
        VRM Policy
      Performance Metrics
      Data Counters
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      Where to Go From Here
    Provisioning Virtual Machines
      How to Provision Virtual Machines
      Creating a Virtual Machine
        Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select a Configuration Path for the New Virtual Machine
        Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine
        Select a Host or Cluster
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Select a Virtual Machine Version
        Select an Operating System
        Select the Number of Virtual Processors
        Configure Virtual Memory
        Configure Networks
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
        Select a SCSI Controller
        Selecting a Virtual Disk Type
          Create a Virtual Disk
          Use an Existing Virtual Disk
          Create Raw Device Mappings
        Complete Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
      Working with Templates and Clones
        Clone a Virtual Machine
        Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine
        Create a Template
          Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template
          Clone Virtual Machine to Template
          Clone a Template
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Change Template Software or Virtual Machine Configuration
        Change Template Name
        Deleting Templates
          Remove Templates from the Inventory
          Delete a Template from the Disk
          Reregister Templates
        Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Customizing Guest Operating Systems
          Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
          Configure a Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses During Guest Operating System Customization
          Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
          Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
          Managing Customization Specifications
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File
            Edit a Customization Specification
            Remove a Customization Specification
            Copy a Customization Specification
            Export a Customization Specification
            Import a Customization Specification
      Deploying OVF Templates
        About OVF
        Deploy an OVF Template
        Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        Export an OVF Template
      Converting Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
        Consolidation First Time Use
        Consolidation Prerequisites
        About Consolidation Services
        Configuring Consolidation Settings
          Specify Default Credentials
          Specify Active Domains
        Find and Analyze Physical Systems
        Viewing Analysis Results
          About the Confidence Metric
        Converting Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
          Convert Systems Manually
          Convert Systems Using Recommendations
        Viewing Consolidation Tasks
        Troubleshooting Consolidation
          Negative Impact on vCenter Server Performance
          Windows Systems Not Discovered
          Windows Operating Systems Prevent Guided Consolidation from Collecting Performance Data
          Available Domains List Remains Empty
          Guided Consolidation Erroneously Reports Analysis Disabled
          Disable Guided Consolidation
          Uninstall Guided Consolidation
    Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
      Configuring Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Hardware, Options, and Resources Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
        Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine
        Change the Virtual Machine Name
        View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location
        Edit Configuration File Parameters
        Change the Configured Guest Operating System
        CPU Virtual Machine Configuration
          Change the CPU Configuration
          Allocate CPU Resources
          Configure Multicore Virtual CPUs
          Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings
            Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing
            Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
          Change CPU Hot-Plug Settings
          Change CPU Identification Mask Settings
          Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
        Memory Virtual Machine Configuration
          Change the Memory Configuration
          Allocate Memory Resources
          Change Memory Hot-Add Settings
          Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node
          Change the Swap File Location
        Virtual Disk Configuration
          Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
          Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        SCSI Controller Configuration
          Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration
          Change the SCSI Controller Type
          About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
            Enable and Disable VMI Paravirtualization
          Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter
        Network Virtual Machine Configuration
          Network Adapter Types
          Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
          Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration
          Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
          Change the Serial Port Configuration
          Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
          Change the Parallel Port Configuration
          Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
          Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
        Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
          Change the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Configuration
            Configure a Client Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
            Configure a Host Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
            Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
          Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Change the Floppy Drive Configuration
          Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
          Change the SCSI Device Configuration
          Add a PCI Device
          Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface
          Configure Video Cards
        USB Device Passthrough Configuration from an ESX/ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
          USB Passthrough Device Autoconnect Feature
          VMware Features Available with USB Device Passthrough
          Virtual Machine Functions that Can Result in Data Loss with USB Devices
          Setting Up Physical USB Connections on an ESX/ESXi Host
          Add USB Devices to an ESX/ESXi Host
          Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
          Configuring USB Passthrough Devices for vMotion
          Add a USB Passthrough Device to a Virtual Machine
          Remove a USB Device from a Virtual Machine
          Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine
          Remove USB Devices from an ESX/ESXi Host
          Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
            Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
            USB Passthrough Device Is Nonresponsive
        Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
        Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
        Configuring Troubleshooting Options
          Configure the Boot Options
          Enable Logging
          Disable Acceleration
          Configure Debugging and Statistics
      Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Components
        Install VMware Tools on a Windows Guest
        Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest from the X Window System
        Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer
        Install VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
        Install VMware Tools on a NetWare Guest
        Open the VMware Tools Properties Dialog Box
        VMware Tools Upgrades
        Upgrade VMware Tools Manually
        Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
        Custom VMware Tools Installation
        Change the VMware Tools Options for a Virtual Machine
        WYSE Multimedia Support
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support with VMware Tools
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support Using Add or Remove Programs
          Install WYSE Multimedia Support as Part of a VMware Tools Upgrade
      Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with VMware vApp
        Create a vApp
          Start the New vApp Wizard
          Name the vApp
          Select the vApp Destination
          Allocate vApp Resources
          Complete the vApp Creation
        Populate the vApp
          Create an Object Inside the vApp
          Add an Object to a vApp
        Edit vApp Settings
          Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
          Edit vApp Resources
          Edit vApp Properties
          View vApp License Agreement
          Edit IP Allocation Policy
          View Additional OVF Sections
          Configure Advanced vApp Properties
            Define OVF Environment Properties
            Edit Advanced IP Allocation Properties
        Configuring IP Pools
          Specify an IP Address Range
          Select DHCP
          Specify DNS Settings
          Specify a Proxy Server
          Select Network Associations
        Clone a vApp
        Power On a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
        Edit vApp Annotation
      Managing Virtual Machines
        Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
        Open a Console to a Virtual Machine
        Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
          Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
          Return a Virtual Machine or Template to vCenter Server
        Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
          Understanding Snapshots
          Relationship Between Snapshots
          Snapshots and Other Activity in the Virtual Machine
          Take a Snapshot
          Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
        Managing Existing Snapshots
          Restore a Snapshot
          Delete a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Parent Snapshot
          Reverting Snapshots
          Revert to Parent Snapshot
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
    Appendixes
      Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tools
        Install the Microsoft System Preparation Tools from a Microsoft Web Site Download
        Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tools from the Windows Operating System CD
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Web Access Administrator's Guide
    About This Book
    Introducing VMware vSphere Web Access
      About vSphere Web Access
      Key Features of vSphere Web Access
      Meeting System Requirements for Clients Running vSphere Web Access
        Hardware Requirements
        Operating System Requirements
        Browser Requirements
    Getting Started with vSphere Web Access
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on an ESX Host
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on vCenter Server
      Connect to vSphere Web Access
      Log Out of vSphere Web Access
    Managing Virtual Machines with vSphere Web Access
      Add a Virtual Machine to the Inventory
      Create a Virtual Machine with vSphere Web Access
        Specify a Name and a Location for the New Virtual Machine
        Select a Guest Operating System for the New Virtual Machine
        Specify the Amount of Memory and the Number Of Processors
        Add a Hard Disk to the New Virtual Machine
          Customize the New Virtual Disk
          Browse for an Existing Virtual Disk
        Add a Network Adapter to the New Virtual Machine
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical CD or DVD Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use an ISO Image for the New CD or DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical Floppy Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Floppy Image for the New Floppy Drive
          Create a New Floppy Image for the Virtual Floppy Drive
        Add a USB Controller to the New Virtual Machine
        Review the New Virtual Machine Hardware Configuration
        Install a Guest Operating System
      About VMware Remote Console
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Mozilla Firefox
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Internet Explorer
        Start VMware Remote Console
        Set the VMware Remote Console View
        Use Client Devices with VMware Remote Console
          Connect Client Devices to a Virtual Machine
          Connect Client Device Image Files to a Virtual Machine
        Quit VMware Remote Console
        Troubleshoot Virtual Machines Using VMware Remote Console
        VMware Remote Console Keyboard Shortcuts
      Managing VMware Tools
        Install VMware Tools on the Guest Operating System
        Upgrade VMware Tools
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on Windows
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on a Linux, Solaris, or FreeBSD Operating System
      Virtual Machine Tasks, Alarms, and Events
        View Virtual Machine Alarms
        View the Tasks Assigned to a Virtual Machine
        View Virtual Machine Events
      Creating Virtual Machine Shortcuts
        Create a Web Shortcut
        Create a VMware Remote Console Desktop Shortcut
      Upgrade the Virtual Machine Hardware Version
      Change the Power State of a Virtual Machine
      Delete a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      Changing the Hardware Configuration of Virtual Machines
        Change the Number of Processors in a Virtual Machine
        Change Memory Allocation in a Virtual Machine
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Host CD/DVD Media
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Client CD/DVD Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Host Floppy Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Client Floppy Media
        Modify a Hard Disk
        Modify a SCSI Device
        Modify a SCSI Controller
        Modify a Network Adapter
        Modify a Parallel Port
        Modify a Serial Port
      Removing Hardware Components from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a CD/DVD Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Floppy Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a SCSI Device from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Network Adapter from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Parallel Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Serial Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine
      Changing Virtual Machine Settings and Options
        Change the Name and Guest Operating System of a Virtual Machine
        Change Virtual Machine Power Settings
        Change Virtual Machine Settings Associated with the Host
        Changing Virtual Machine Advanced Settings
          Change Virtual Machine Runtime Settings
          Add a Parameter to the Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Edit a Parameter in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Adding Hardware to a Virtual Machine
      Add Hardware to a Virtual Machine
        Adding a Virtual Hard Disk
        Add a Hard Disk
        Add a Network Adapter
        Add a CD/DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive
        Adding a Serial Port
          Add a Physical Serial Port
          Add an Output Serial Port
          Add a Named Pipe Serial Port
        Adding a Parallel Port
          Add a Physical Parallel Port
          Add an Output Parallel Port
        Add a Passthrough SCSI Device
        Add a USB Controller
    Creating and Managing Snapshots
      When Not to Take a Snapshot
      Snapshots and Logging Changes
      Take a Snapshot
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Remove a Snapshot
      Set Snapshot Power Off Options
    Troubleshooting vSphere Web Access Errors
      Browser Service Unavailable Error 503
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Internet Explorer
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Firefox
      Problems Installing Software on a Guest Operating System
      Problems Performing Virtual Machine Power Operations
      Unsupported Version of Firefox
      Web Proxy Does Not Support IPv6 Addresses
  ESX Configuration Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to ESX Configuration
    Networking
      Introduction to Networking
        Networking Concepts Overview
        Network Services
        View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
        View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
      Basic Networking with vNetwork Standard Switches
        vNetwork Standard Switches
        Port Groups
        Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
          Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        VMkernel Networking Configuration
          TCP/IP Stack at the VMkernel Level
          Set Up VMkernel Networking
        Service Console Configuration
          Set Up Service Console Networking
          Configure Service Console Ports
          Set the Default Gateway
          Display Service Console Information
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
        vNetwork Standard Switch Properties
          Change the Number of Ports for a vSwitch
          Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter
          Add Uplink Adapters
          Cisco Discovery Protocol
            Enable CDP on an ESX Host
            View Cisco Switch Information on the vSphere Client
      Basic Networking with vNetwork Distributed Switches
        vNetwork Distributed Switch Architecture
        Configuring a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Create a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Add Hosts to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Manage Hosts on a vDS
          Edit General vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          Edit Advanced vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings
          View Network Adapter Information for a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Upgrade a vDS to a Newer Version
        dvPort Groups
          Add a dvPort Group
          Edit General dvPort Group Properties
          Edit Advanced dvPort Group Properties
        dvPorts
          Monitor dvPort State
          Configure dvPort Settings
        Private VLANs
          Create a Private VLAN
          Remove a Primary Private VLAN
          Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
        Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switch Network Adapters
          Managing Physical Adapters
            Add an Uplink to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Remove an Uplink from a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Managing Virtual Network Adapters
            Create a VMkernel Network Adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Create a Service Console Network Adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Migrate a Virtual Adapter to a vNetwork Standard Switch
            Edit the VMkernel Configuration on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Edit the Service Console Configuration on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Remove a Virtual Adapter
        Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vNetwork Distributed Switch
          Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a dvPort Group
        Network I/O Control
          Enable Network I/O Control on a vDS
          Edit Network Resource Pool Settings
      Advanced Networking
        Internet Protocol Version 6
          Enable IPv6 Support on an ESX Host
        VLAN Configuration
        Networking Policies
          Load Balancing and Failover Policy
            Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a Port Group
            Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Teaming and Failover Policies
          VLAN Policy
            Edit the VLAN Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort VLAN Policies
          Security Policy
            Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception on a Port Group
            Edit the Security Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Security Policies
          Traffic Shaping Policy
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a vSwitch
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Port Group
            Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Traffic Shaping Policies
          Port Blocking Policies
            Edit the Port Blocking Policy on a dvPort Group
            Edit dvPort Port Blocking Policy
        Change the DNS and Routing Configuration
        MAC Addresses
          MAC Address Generation
          Set Up a MAC Address
        TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
          Enabling TSO
            Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine
            Check Whether TSO Is Enabled on a VMkernel Interface
          Enabling Jumbo Frames
            Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled vSwitch
            Enable Jumbo Frames on a vNetwork Distributed Switch
            Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
            Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled VMkernel Interface
        NetQueue and Networking Performance
          Enable NetQueue on an ESX Host
          Disable NetQueue on an ESX Host
        VMDirectPath I/O
          Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host
          Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
      Networking Best Practices, Scenarios, and Troubleshooting
        Networking Best Practices
        Mounting NFS Volumes
        Networking Configuration for Software iSCSI and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
          Create iSCSI Port for a Single NIC
          Using Multiple NICs for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
          Create Additional iSCSI Ports for Multiple NICs
        Configuring Networking on Blade Servers
          Configure a Virtual Machine Port Group with a VLAN on a Blade Server
          Configure a VMkernel Port with a VLAN on a Blade Server
        Troubleshooting
          Troubleshooting Service Console Networking
          Rename Network Adapters by Using the Service Console
          Troubleshooting Physical Switch Configuration
          Troubleshooting Port Group Configuration
    Storage
      Introduction to Storage
        About ESX Storage
        Types of Physical Storage
          Local Storage
          Networked Storage
        Supported Storage Adapters
        Target and Device Representations
          Understanding Fibre Channel Naming
          Understanding iSCSI Naming and Addressing
          Understanding Storage Device Naming
        About ESX Datastores
          VMFS Datastores
          Creating and Increasing VMFS Datastores
          Sharing a VMFS Volume Across ESX Hosts
          NFS Datastore
          How Virtual Machines Access Storage
        Comparing Types of Storage
        Displaying Storage Adapters
          View Storage Adapters Information
          Copy Storage Adapter Identifiers to the Clipboard
        Viewing Storage Devices
          Display Storage Devices for a Host
          Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
          Copy Storage Device Identifiers to the Clipboard
        Displaying Datastores
          Review Datastore Properties
      Configuring ESX Storage
        Local SCSI Storage
        Fibre Channel Storage
        iSCSI Storage
          iSCSI Initiators
          Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware Initiators
          Setting Up and Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
            Enable the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Setting Up and Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
            View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
            Determine Association Between Dependent Hardware iSCSI and Physical Network Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
          Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Initiators
            Set Up Dynamic Discovery
            Set Up Static Discovery
          Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
            Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
            Set Up CHAP Credentials for an iSCSI Initiator
            Set Up CHAP Credentials for a Target
            Disable CHAP
          Configuring Additional Parameters for iSCSI
            Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Datastore Refresh and Storage Rescan Operations
          Perform Storage Rescan
        Create VMFS Datastores
        Network Attached Storage
          NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
          Create an NFS-Based Datastore
        Creating a Diagnostic Partition
          Create a Diagnostic Partition
      Managing Storage
        Managing Datastores
          Rename Datastores
          Group Datastores
          Delete Datastores
          Unmount Datastores
        Changing VMFS Datastore Properties
          Increase VMFS Datastores
          Upgrade Datastores
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mounting VMFS Datastores with Existing Signatures
            Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Resignaturing VMFS Copies
            Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
        Using Multipathing with ESX
          Managing Multiple Paths
            VMware Multipathing Module
              VMware SATPs
              VMware PSPs
              VMware NMP Flow of I/O
          Multipathing with Local Storage and Fibre Channel SANs
          Multipathing with iSCSI SAN
          Path Scanning and Claiming
          Viewing the Paths Information
            View Datastore Paths
            View Storage Device Paths
          Setting a Path Selection Policy
            Change the Path Selection Policy
            Disable Paths
        Storage Hardware Acceleration
          Hardware Acceleration Requirements and Benefits
          Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Turn off Hardware Acceleration
        Thin Provisioning
          About Virtual Disk Formats
          Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
          View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
          Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
        Turn off vCenter Server Storage Filters
          vCenter Server Storage Filtering
      Raw Device Mapping
        About Raw Device Mapping
          Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
          Limitations of Raw Device Mapping
        Raw Device Mapping Characteristics
          RDM Virtual and Physical Compatibility Modes
          Dynamic Name Resolution
          Raw Device Mapping with Virtual Machine Clusters
          Comparing Available SCSI Device Access Modes
        Managing Mapped LUNs
          Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
          Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN
    Security
      Security for ESX Systems
        ESX Architecture and Security Features
          Security and the Virtualization Layer
          Security and Virtual Machines
          Security and the Virtual Networking Layer
            Creating a Network DMZ on a Single ESX Host
            Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESX Host
          Security and the Service Console
        Security Resources and Information
      Securing an ESX Configuration
        Securing the Network with Firewalls
          Firewalls for Configurations with vCenter Server
          Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
          Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
          Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
          Connecting ESX Hosts Through Firewalls
          Configuring Firewall Ports for Supported Services and Management Agents
            Allow Access to ESX for a Service or Management Agent
            Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
              Configure How Service Startup Relates to Firewall Configuration
          TCP and UDP Ports for Management Access
        Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
          Security Considerations for VLANs
            VLANs as Part of a Broader Security Implementation
            Properly Configure VLANs
            Create Separate Communications Between Management Tools and the Service Console
          Virtual Switch Protection and VLANs
        Securing Virtual Switch Ports
          MAC Address Changes
          Forged Transmissions
          Promiscuous Mode Operation
        Internet Protocol Security
          Add a Security Association
          Remove a Security Association
          List Available Security Associations
          Create a Security Policy
          Remove a Security Policy
          List Available Security Policies
        Securing iSCSI Storage
          Securing iSCSI Devices Through Authentication
            Enabling Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) for iSCSI SANs
            Disabling iSCSI SAN Authentication
          Protecting an iSCSI SAN
      Authentication and User Management
        Securing ESX Through Authentication and Permissions
        About Users, Groups, Permissions, and Roles
          Understanding Users
          Understanding Groups
          Understanding Password Requirements
          Understanding Permissions
            Assigning root User Permissions
            Understanding vpxuser Permissions
          Understanding Roles
            Assigning the No Access Role
            Assigning the Read Only Role
            Assigning the Administrator Role
        Working with Users and Groups on ESX Hosts
          View, Sort, and Export a List of Users and Groups
          Add a User to the Users Table
          Modify the Settings for a User
          Remove a User or Group
          Add a Group to the Groups Table
          Add or Remove Users from a Group
          Configure a Host to Use a Directory Service
          Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
          Use Host Profiles to Apply Permissions to Hosts
        Encryption and Security Certificates for ESX
          Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints
          Generate New Certificates for the ESX Host
          Replace a Default Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate
          Configure SSL Timeouts
          Modifying ESX Web Proxy Settings
            Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
            Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
      Service Console Security
        General Security Recommendations
        Log In to the Service Console
        Service Console Firewall Configuration
          Determine the Service Console Firewall Security Level
          Set the Service Console Firewall Security Level
          Open a Port in the Service Console Firewall
          Close a Port in the Service Console Firewall
          Troubleshooting When Firewalls are Overwritten
        Password Restrictions
          Password Aging
            Change Default Password Aging Restrictions for a Host
            Change Default Password Aging Restrictions for Users
          Password Strength and Complexity
            Change Default Password Complexity for the pam_passwdqc.so Plug-In
            Configure a Password Reuse Rule
            Using the pam_cracklib.so Authentication Plug-In
              Switch to the pam_cracklib.so Plug-In
        Cipher Strength
        setuid and setgid Flags
          Disable Optional Applications
          Default setuid Applications
          Default setgid Applications
        SSH Security
          Change the Default SSH Configuration
        Security Patches and Security Vulnerability Scanning Software
      Security Best Practices and Scenarios
        Security Approaches for Common ESX Deployments
          Single-Customer Deployment
          Multiple-Customer Restricted Deployment
          Multiple-Customer Open Deployment
        Virtual Machine Recommendations
          Installing Antivirus Software
          Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
            Enable Copy and Paste Operations Between the Guest Operating System and Remote Console
          Removing Unnecessary Hardware Devices
            Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices
          Limiting Guest Operating System Writes to Host Memory
            Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit
            Prevent the Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
          Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
            Limit Log File Numbers and Sizes
            Disable Logging for the Guest Operating System
    Host Profiles
      Managing Host Profiles
        Host Profiles Usage Model
        Access Host Profiles View
        Creating a Host Profile
          Create a Host Profile from Host Profiles View
          Create a Host Profile from Host
        Export a Host Profile
        Import a Host Profile
        Edit a Host Profile
          Edit a Policy
          Enable Compliance Check
        Manage Profiles
          Attaching Entities
            Attach Entities from the Host Profiles View
            Attach Entities from the Host
          Applying Profiles
            Apply a Profile from the Host Profiles View
            Apply a Profile from the Host
          Change Reference Host
          Manage Profiles from a Cluster
          Updating Profiles From the Reference Host
        Checking Compliance
          Check Compliance from the Host Profiles View
          Check Compliance from Host
          Check Cluster Compliance
    Appendixes
      ESX Technical Support Commands
      Linux Commands Used with ESX
      Using vmkfstools
        vmkfstools Command Syntax
        vmkfstools Options
          -v Suboption
          File System Options
            Creating a VMFS File System
            Example for Creating a VMFS File System
            Extending an Existing VMFS-3 Volume
            Example for Extending a VMFS-3 Volume
            Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
            Upgrading a VMFS-2 to VMFS-3
          Virtual Disk Options
            Supported Disk Formats
            Creating a Virtual Disk
            Example for Creating a Virtual Disk
            Initializing a Virtual Disk
            Inflating a Thin Virtual Disk
            Removing Zeroed Blocks
            Converting a Zeroedthick Virtual Disk to an Eagerzeroedthick Disk
            Deleting a Virtual Disk
            Renaming a Virtual Disk
            Cloning a Virtual or Raw Disk
            Example for Cloning a Virtual Disk
            Migrate VMware Workstation and VMware GSX Server Virtual Machines
            Extending a Virtual Disk
            Migrating a VMFS-2 Virtual Disk to VMFS-3
            Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
            Example for Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode RDM
            Creating a Physical Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
            Listing Attributes of an RDM
            Displaying Virtual Disk Geometry
            Checking and Repairing Virtual Disks
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
  vSphere Resource Management Guide
    Getting Started with Resource Management
      What Is Resource Management?
        Resource Types
        Resource Providers
        Resource Consumers
        Goals of Resource Management
      Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
        Resource Allocation Shares
        Resource Allocation Reservation
        Resource Allocation Limit
        Resource Allocation Settings Suggestions
        Changing Resource Allocation Settings—Example
      Viewing Resource Allocation Information
        Cluster Resource Allocation Tab
        Virtual Machine Resource Allocation Tab
      Admission Control
    Managing CPU Resources
      CPU Virtualization Basics
        Software-Based CPU Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted CPU Virtualization
        Virtualization and Processor-Specific Behavior
        Performance Implications of CPU Virtualization
      Administering CPU Resources
        View Processor Information
        Specifying CPU Configuration
        Multicore Processors
        Hyperthreading
          Hyperthreading and ESX/ESXi Hosts
          Enable Hyperthreading
          Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine
            Hyperthreaded Core Sharing Options
          Quarantining
        Using CPU Affinity
          Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor
          Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
        Using CPU Power Management Policies
          Select a CPU Power Management Policy
    Managing Memory Resources
      Memory Virtualization Basics
        Virtual Machine Memory
        Memory Overcommitment
        Memory Sharing
        Software-Based Memory Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
      Administering Memory Resources
        View Memory Allocation Information
          Host Memory Information
        Understanding Memory Overhead
          Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
        How ESX/ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        Memory Tax for Idle Virtual Machines
        Memory Reclamation
          Memory Balloon Driver
          Using Swap Files
            Swap File Location
            Enable Host-Local Swap for a DRS Cluster
            Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host
            Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
            Delete Swap Files
          Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
          Memory Compression
            Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache
            Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache
        Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
    Managing Storage I/O Resources
      Storage I/O Control Requirements
      Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
        View Storage I/O Control Shares and Limits
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
      Enable Storage I/O Control
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control Events
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create Resource Pools
        Resource Pool Attributes
        Resource Pool Creation Example
        Change Resource Pool Attributes
      Add Virtual Machines to a Resource Pool
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool
      Resource Pool Admission Control
        Expandable Reservations Example 1
        Expandable Reservations Example 2
    Creating a DRS Cluster
      Admission Control and Initial Placement
        Single Virtual Machine Power On
        Group Power On
      Virtual Machine Migration
        DRS Migration Threshold
        Migration Recommendations
      DRS Cluster Requirements
      Create a DRS Cluster
      Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Disable DRS
    Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources
      Adding Hosts to a Cluster
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
        Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster
      Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster
      Remove Hosts from a Cluster
        Using Maintenance Mode
        Using Standby Mode
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for VMware DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for VMware DPM
        Enabling VMware DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          VMware DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring VMware DPM
      Using Affinity Rules
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
    Viewing DRS Cluster Information
      Viewing the Cluster Summary Tab
        Cluster Summary Tab General Section
        Cluster Summary Tab VMware DRS Section
        VMware DRS Resource Distribution Chart
      Using the DRS Tab
        DRS Recommendations Page
        DRS Faults Page
        DRS History Page
    Using NUMA Systems with ESX/ESXi
      What is NUMA?
      How ESX/ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with a Single NUMA Node Using CPU Affinity
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node Using Memory Affinity
    Appendixes
      Performance Monitoring Utilities: resxtop and esxtop
        Using the esxtop Utility
        Using the resxtop Utility
        Using esxtop or resxtop in Interactive Mode
          Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
            Common Statistics Description
            Statistics Columns and Order Pages
            Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands
          CPU Panel
          CPU Power Panel
          Memory Panel
          Storage Adapter Panel
          Storage Device Panel
          Virtual Machine Storage Panel
          Network Panel
          Interrupt Panel
        Using Batch Mode
          Prepare for Batch Mode
          Use esxtop or resxtop in Batch Mode
          Batch Mode Command-Line Options
        Using Replay Mode
          Prepare for Replay Mode
          Use esxtop in Replay Mode
          Replay Mode Command-Line Options
      Advanced Attributes
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
          Advanced Memory Attributes
          Advanced NUMA Attributes
        Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
          Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
  vSphere Availability Guide
    About This Book
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      VMware HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      VMware Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
    Creating and Using VMware HA Clusters
      How VMware HA Works
      VMware HA Admission Control
        Host Failures Cluster Tolerates Admission Control Policy
        Percentage of Cluster Resources Reserved Admission Control Policy
        Specify a Failover Host Admission Control Policy
        Choosing an Admission Control Policy
      VMware HA Checklist
      Creating a VMware HA Cluster
        Create a VMware HA Cluster
        Cluster Features
        Host Monitoring Status
        Enabling or Disabling Admission Control
        Virtual Machine Options
        VM and Application Monitoring
      Customizing VMware HA Behavior
        Set Advanced VMware HA Options
        VMware HA Advanced Attributes
        Customize VMware HA Behavior for an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for VMware HA Clusters
        Networking Best Practices
        Network Path Redundancy
    Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      How Fault Tolerance Works
      Using Fault Tolerance with DRS
      Fault Tolerance Use Cases
      Fault Tolerance Checklist
      Fault Tolerance Interoperability
      Preparing Your Cluster and Hosts for Fault Tolerance
        Enable Host Certificate Checking
        Configure Networking for Host Machines
          Fault Tolerance Host Networking Configuration Example
        Create VMware HA Cluster and Check Compliance
      Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
        Turn On Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      Viewing Information About Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
      Fault Tolerance Best Practices
        Virtual Machine Failovers
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      VMware Fault Tolerance Configuration Recommendations
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerance
        Hardware Virtualization Must Be Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Must Be Available for Secondary VM
        Secondary VM on Overcommitted Host Degrades Performance of Primary VM
        Virtual Machines with Large Memory Can Prevent Use of Fault Tolerance
        Secondary VM CPU Usage Appears Excessive
    Appendixes
      Fault Tolerance Error Messages
  iSCSI SAN Configuration Guide
    About This Book
    Using ESX/ESXi with an iSCSI Storage Area Network
      Understanding Virtualization
        Network Virtualization
        Storage Virtualization
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Target Compared to LUN Representations
        Multipathing and Path Failover
        Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      Overview of Using ESX/ESXi with a SAN
        ESX/ESXi and SAN Use Cases
        Finding Further Information
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESX/ESXi
        Third-Party Management Applications
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across ESX/ESXi Hosts
        Metadata Updates
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a SAN
      Understanding Multipathing and Failover
        Managing Multiple Paths
          VMware Multipathing Module
            VMware SATPs
            VMware PSPs
            VMware NMP Flow of I/O
        Host-Based Path Failover
        Array-Based Failover
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Designing for Server Failure
        Using VMware HA
        Server Failover and Storage Considerations
      LUN Display and Rescan
    Configuring iSCSI Initiators and Storage
      ESX/ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESX/ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware Initiators
      Setting Up and Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between Dependent Hardware iSCSI and Physical Network Adapters
      Setting Up and Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Enable the Software iSCSI Adapter
      Networking Configuration for Software iSCSI and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Create iSCSI Port for a Single NIC
        Using Multiple NICs for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Create Additional iSCSI Ports for Multiple NICs
      Bind iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
        Binding iSCSI Ports to iSCSI Adapters
        Disconnect iSCSI Ports from iSCSI Adapters
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
      Enabling Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch
        Create a Jumbo Frames-Enabled VMkernel Interface
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Initiators
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery
        Set Up Static Discovery
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for an iSCSI Initiator
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for a Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Additional Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add an iSCSI Session for a Specified Target
        Duplicate iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
      Add iSCSI Storage
    Modifying SAN Storage Systems for ESX/ESXi
      Testing ESX/ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Considerations for iSCSI SAN Storage Systems
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      Enable HP StorageWorks MSA1510i to Communicate with ESX/ESXi
      HP StorageWorks EVA Storage Systems
      NetApp Storage Systems
        Provision Storage by Using FilerView Storage Management
        Provision Storage by Using Command-Line Interface
      EqualLogic Storage Systems
      LeftHand Networks SAN/iQ Storage Systems
      Dell PowerVault MD3000i Storage Systems
      iSCSI Targets in vApps
    Booting from iSCSI SAN
      General Boot from iSCSI SAN Recommendations
      Prepare the iSCSI SAN
      Configure ESX Hosts to Boot from iSCSI SAN
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Setting Up ESXi Host to Boot from iSCSI
          Configure iSCSI Boot Parameters
          Change Boot Sequence in BIOS
          Install ESXi to iSCSI Target
          Boot ESXi from iSCSI Target
        Networking Best Practices
        Change iBFT iSCSI Boot Settings
        Troubleshooting iBFT iSCSI Boot
          Loss of System's Gateway Causes Loss of Network Connectivity
          Changing iSCSI Boot Parameters Causes ESXi to Boot in Stateless Mode
      Collecting Diagnostic Information for ESXi Hosts
        Configure vSphere Management Assistant
        Configure ESXi Host
    Managing ESX/ESXi Systems That Use SAN Storage
      Viewing Storage Adapter Information
        View Storage Adapter Information
        Copy Storage Adapter Names to Clipboard
      Viewing Storage Device Information
        Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
        Copy Storage Device Identifiers to Clipboard
      Viewing Datastore Information
        Review Datastore Properties
      Resolving Storage Display Issues
        Datastore Refresh and Storage Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs
        Disable Sparse LUN Support
        Turn off vCenter Server Storage Filters
          vCenter Server Storage Filtering
      Path Scanning and Claiming
        Viewing the Paths Information
          View Datastore Paths
          View Storage Device Paths
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
          Change the Path Selection Policy
          Disable Paths
        Path Management and Manual, or Static, Load Balancing
        Set Guest Operating System Timeout
      Sharing Diagnostic Partitions
      Avoiding and Resolving SAN Problems
      Optimizing SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance
        Network Performance
      Resolving Performance Issues
        Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
        Resolving Path Thrashing
          Understanding Path Thrashing
          Resolve Path Thrashing
        Equalize Disk Access Between Virtual Machines
        Set Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
        Reducing SCSI Reservations
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Snapshot Software
        Using a Third-Party Backup Package
        Layered Applications
          Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
          File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Mounting VMFS Datastores with Existing Signatures
          Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Unmount Datastores
        Resignaturing VMFS Copies
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
      Storage Hardware Acceleration
        Hardware Acceleration Requirements and Benefits
        Hardware Acceleration Support Status
        Turn off Hardware Acceleration
    Appendixes
      iSCSI SAN Configuration Checklist
      VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface
        resxtop Command
        vicfg-iscsi Command
        vicfg-mpath Command
        esxcli corestorage claimrule Command
        vmkping Command
      Managing Multipathing Modules and Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins
        Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
          List Multipathing Claim Rules for the Host
          Display Multipathing Modules
          Display SATPs for the Host
          Display NMP Storage Devices
          Add Multipathing Claim Rules
          Delete Multipathing Claim Rules
          Mask Paths
          Unmask Paths
          Define NMP SATP Rules
        Managing Hardware Acceleration Filter and Plug-Ins
          Display Hardware Acceleration Filter
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Status of a Storage Device
          View Hardware Acceleration Plug-In for a Device
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
        esxcli corestorage claimrule Options
vSphere 4.0 Update 1 and Later - ESX and vCenter
  vSphere 4.0 Update 1 and Later - ESX and vCenter
  Introduction to VMware vSphere
    VMware vSphere Introduction
      VMware vSphere Components
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
      Virtual Datacenter Architecture
        Hosts, Clusters, and Resource Pools
        VMware vSphere Distributed Services
      Network Architecture
      Storage Architecture
        VMware Consolidated Backup
      VMware vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Core Services
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
        vCenter Server Interfaces
        Communication Between vCenter Server and ESX
        Accessing the Virtual Datacenter
      Additional Resources
    Glossary
  Getting Started with ESX
    Getting Started Tasks
    ESX Installation
      Prerequisites for Installing ESX
      ESX Hardware Requirements
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
    Managing Your First ESX Host
      vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Download the vSphere Client
      Install the vSphere Client
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In to ESX
      Add Your First Virtual Machine by Importing a Virtual Appliance
    Managing Multiple Hosts with vCenter Server
      vSphere and vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Installation
        vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Prerequisites
        Install vCenter Server
    Setting Up a Basic Inventory with the Getting Started Tabs
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In to vCenter Server
      Create a Datacenter
      Add a Host
      Create a Virtual Machine
    Where to Go Next
      The vSphere Tutorial
      vSphere Documentation
  ESX and vCenter Server Installation Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to VMware vSphere
    System Requirements
      ESX Hardware Requirements
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESX Performance
        Tested Software and Firmware for Creating ESX Installation Media
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Introduction to Installing ESX
      Prerequisites for Installing ESX
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Options for Accessing the Installation Media, Booting the Installer, and Running the Installer
      About ESX Evaluation Mode
      ESX Installation Options
    Location of the ESX Installation Media
      Download the ESX ISO Image and Burn the Installation DVD
      Creating a Media Depot
    Booting the ESX Installer
      Bootstrap Commands
      Boot the ESX Installer from the Installation DVD
      PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
        Conceptual Overview for PXE Booting the ESX Installer
        PXE Boot the ESX Installer
        Sample DHCP Configuration
        Creating a PXE Configuration File
        Kernel Image and Ramdisk Directory
        Using Remote Management Applications
    Installing VMware ESX
      Install ESX Using the Graphical Mode
      Install ESX Using the Text Mode
      Installing ESX Using Scripted Mode
        Approaches for Scripted Installation
        About Installation Scripts
        About Default Installation Scripts
        Default ks-first.cfg Script
        Perform a Scripted Installation
        Installation Script Commands
        Disk Device Names
        Differences Between Kickstart and ESX Commands
    ESX Partitioning
      Required Partitions
      Optional Partitions
    Post-Installation Considerations for ESX
      Download the vSphere Client
      Licensing the Host
      Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
    Installing, Removing, and Updating Third-Party Extensions
      About Patching Hosts with vSphere Host Update Utility
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
      Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using Offline Bundles with the vihostupdate Utility
      Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using a Depot with the vihostupdate Utility
      Remove Custom Packages on ESX Using the Service Console
      Remove Selected Custom Packages on ESX/ESXi Using the vSphere Command Line
    Preparing the vCenter Server Databases
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Create a 32-Bit DSN on a 64-Bit Operating System
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      About the Bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Database Package
      Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
      Configure DB2 Databases
        Configure an IBM DB2 Database User and Group
        Add the Database Instance Registry Variables
        Add the Client Instance Registry Variable
        Use a Script to Create a DB2 Database
        Use a Script to Create the DB2 Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a Connection to a Local DB2 Database on Microsoft Windows
        Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows
      Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Microsoft SQL Server Database
        Use a Script to Create the Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
      Configure Oracle Databases
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
        Configure an Oracle Database User
        Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema (Optional)
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Remote Access
        Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
    Introduction to Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Prerequisites
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server with SQL Server
      About Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      Configure the URLs on a Standalone vCenter Server System
      Running the vCenter Server and vSphere Client Installers from a Network Drive
      vCenter Server Components
      Required Data for Installing vCenter Server
    Installing vCenter Server
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Server in a Virtual Machine
      Install vCenter Server
    Postinstallation Considerations for vCenter Server
      Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client
      Install the vSphere Host Update Utility
      Uninstall VMware vSphere Components
    Creating vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
      Linked Mode Prerequisites
      Linked Mode Considerations
      Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
      Joining to a Linked Mode Group During and After Installation
      Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
      Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
      Linked Mode Troubleshooting
        Configuring a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
        Configuring Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
    Install Additional Modules
      Install VMware vCenter Guided Consolidation
      Install VMware vCenter Update Manager
      Install VMware vCenter Converter
    Managing ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server Licenses
      About License Key Capacity
      About vSphere and vCenter Server License Keys
      About Using a License Server to Manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
        Configure vCenter Server to Use a License Server
      About the License Portal
      About License Inventories
      Controlling License Permissions
      View License Information
      Add a License Key to the License Inventory and Assign It to an Asset
      Add Multiple License Keys to the License Inventory
      Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets
      Export Report Data
      License a Host Without vCenter Server
      License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
      View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
      Set an ESX/ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
      Troubleshooting Licensing
        Applying Licenses
        About Overriding the Host License Configuration
        License Expiration
        Licensing vCenter Server and ESX/ESXi After Evaluation
  vSphere Upgrade Guide
    About This Book
    Changes to the Upgrade Process
      vCenter Server Upgrade
      Host Upgrade
      Datastore Upgrade
      Virtual Machine Upgrade
      Licensing
    Example Upgrade Scenarios
      About the Upgrade Process
      Upgrading Environments with Host Clusters
      Upgrading Environments Without Host Clusters
      Upgrading by Moving Virtual Machines Using VMotion
      Upgrading by Moving Virtual Machines Using Upgrade VMotion
      Upgrading by Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines (with vCenter Server)
      Upgrading by Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines (Without vCenter Server)
      Upgrading to vCenter Server on a New Machine
    Changing Host Types
      Change ESX to ESXi Installable
      Change ESXi Embedded to ESX
      Change ESXi Embedded to ESXi Installable
    System Requirements
      ESX Hardware Requirements
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESX Performance
        Tested Software and Firmware for Creating ESX Installation Media
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      Requirements for Creating Virtual Machines
      Required Ports
      Supported Remote Management Firmware Versions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
      About the vCenter Server 4.0 Upgrade
      vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
      Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Database Scenarios
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database After Shortening the Computer Name to 15 Characters or Fewer
      Back Up VirtualCenter 2.x
      Run the vCenter Agent Preupgrade Check Tool
      Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
    Upgrading to vCenter Server 4.0
      About the Database Upgrade Wizard
      Upgrade to vCenter Server
        Upgrade the vCenter Server Database Schema
    Upgrading to vCenter Server on a Different Machine and Keeping the Existing Database
      Back Up and Restore a Microsoft SQL Database
      Detach and Attach a Microsoft SQL Server Database
      Back Up and Restore an Oracle Database
      Create a 32-Bit DSN on a 64-Bit Operating System
      Upgrade to vCenter Server on a Different Machine
    Postupgrade Considerations for vCenter Server
      Upgrade to the vSphere Client
      Using a License Server to Manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
      License Server Scenarios
      Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server 4.0 Upgrade
      Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Restore VirtualCenter 2.x
    Upgrading Datastore and Network Permissions
      Datastore Privileges
      Network Privileges
      Update Datastore Permissions
      Update Network Permissions
    Preparing for the Upgrade to ESX 4.0/ESXi 4.0
      About Host Upgrades
      vSphere Host Update Utility
        System Requirements for vSphere Host Update Utility
      vCenter Update Manager
        Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Scenario
      Recommendation for Static IP Addresses
      List of Upgraded vSphere Components
      List of Preserved Configuration Components
      Back Up the ESX Host Configuration
      Back Up the ESXi Host Configuration
      Release Upgrade Support for ESX/ESXi
        Upgrading from ESX 2.5.5
        Upgrading from ESX 3.0.0 and 3.0.1
    Upgrade to ESX 4.0 or ESXi 4.0
      Upgrade ESX Hosts
      Upgrade ESXi Hosts
    Postupgrade Considerations for Hosts
      Restore vSphere Web Access on ESX Hosts
      Evaluation Period Countdown
      Clean Up the ESX Bootloader Menu After Upgrade
      About the esxconsole.vmdk
      Uninstalling the VMware License Server
      vSphere Host Update Utility Support for Rolling Back ESX/ESXi Upgrades
      Roll Back an ESX Upgrade
      Roll Back an ESXi Update, Patch, or Upgrade
      Restore the ESX Host Configuration
      Restore the ESXi Host Configuration
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      About VMware Tools
      About Virtual Machines and ESX/ESXi Upgrades
      Orchestrated Upgrade of Virtual Machines Scenario
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Microsoft Windows Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Linux Guest in an X Terminal
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the RPM Installer
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
      Perform an Interactive Upgrade of VMware Tools in a Netware Virtual Machine
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines
    About Host Updates and Patches
      Best Practices for Updates
      About Patching Hosts with vSphere Host Update Utility
        System Requirements for vSphere Host Update Utility
        Add a Host to the List
        Download Patches and Updates
        Scan Hosts and Apply Available Updates and Patches
        Customizing vSphere Host Update Utility
        About ESXi Boot and Standby Builds
        Roll Back an ESXi Update, Patch, or Upgrade
      About the vihostupdate Command-Line Utility
        Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using Offline Bundles with the vihostupdate Utility
        Update an ESX/ESXi Host Using a Depot with the vihostupdate Utility
        Uninstall a Bundle from a Host
  vSphere Basic System Administration
    About This Book
    Getting Started
      vSphere Components
        Components of vSphere
        vSphere Client Interfaces
        Functional Components
        Managed Components
        Access Privileges Components
        vCenter Server Plug-Ins
        vCenter Components That Require Tomcat
        Optional vCenter Server Components
      Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
        Start an ESX/ESXi Host
        Reboot or Shut Down an ESX/ESXi Host
        Stop an ESX Host Manually
        Starting vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Is Running
          Restart the vCenter Server System
          Stop the vCenter Server System
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In
        Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
        vSphere Web Access
          Log In to vSphere Web Access
          Log Out of vSphere Web Access
        VMware Service Console
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
          Connect to the Service Console
          Using Commands on the Service Console
            View the man Page for a Service Console Command
      Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode
        Linked Mode Prerequisites
        Linked Mode Considerations
        Join a Linked Mode Group After Installation
        Reconciling Roles When Connecting vCenter Server to a Linked Mode Group
        Isolate a vCenter Server Instance from a Linked Mode Group
        Change the Domain of a vCenter Server System in a Linked Mode Group
        Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configuring a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
          Configuring Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
        Monitor vCenter Server Services
      Using the vSphere Client
        Getting Started Tabs
          Disable Getting Started Tabs
          Restore Getting Started Tabs
        Status Bar, Recent Tasks, and Triggered Alarms
        Panel Sections
        View Virtual Machine Console
        Searching the vSphere Inventory
          Perform a Simple Search
          Perform an Advanced Search
        Using Lists
          Filter a List View
          Export a List
        Custom Attributes
          Add Custom Attributes
          Edit a Custom Attribute
        Select Objects
        Manage vCenter Server Plug-Ins
          Install Plug-Ins
          Disable and Enable Plug-Ins
          Remove Plug-Ins
          Troubleshooting Extensions
        Save vSphere Client Data
      Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
        Host Configuration
        Configuring vCenter Server
        Access the vCenter Server Settings
        Configuring Communication Among ESX, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
        Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings
        Working with Active Sessions
          View Active Sessions
          Terminate Active Sessions
          Send a Message to All Active Users
        SNMP and vSphere
          Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
            Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
          Configure SNMP for ESX/ESXi
            Configure SNMP Communities
            Configure the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
            Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
          Configure SNMP Management Client Software
          SNMP Diagnostics
          Using SNMP with Guest Operating Systems
          VMware MIB Files
            VMWARE-ROOT-MIB
            VMWARE-ENV-MIB
            VMWARE-OBSOLETE-MIB
            VMWARE-PRODUCTS-MIB
            VMWARE-RESOURCES-MIB
            VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB
            VMWARE-TC-MIB
            VMWARE-VC-EVENT-MIB
            VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB
            SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
        System Log Files
          View System Log Entries
          View System Logs on an ESXi Host
          External System Logs
            ESX/ESXi System Logs
            vSphere Client System Logs
          Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
          Export Diagnostic Data
          Collecting Log Files
            Set Verbose Logging
            Collect vSphere Log Files
            Collect ESX Log Files Using the Service Console
            Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
            ESX/ESXi VMkernel Files
      Managing the vSphere Client Inventory
        Understanding vSphere Client Objects
          Identifying Objects in the vSphere Client Inventory
          Viewing Object Relationships
        Add an Inventory Object
          Add a Cluster, Resource Pool, Host, or Virtual Machine
          Add a Folder or Datacenter
        Moving Objects in the Inventory
        Remove an Inventory Object
        Browsing Datastores in the vSphere Client Inventory
          Copying Virtual Machine Disks with the Datastore Browser
      Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
        About Hosts
        Add a Host
          Add a Host to a vCenter Server Cluster
          Add a Host to a vCenter Server Datacenter
        Completing the Add Host Process
        Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
          Disconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnect a Managed Host
          Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Understanding Managed Host Removal
        Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server
        Monitoring Host Health Status
          Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host
          Monitor Health Status When Connected to vCenter Server
          Troubleshoot the Hardware Health Service
    Virtual Machine Management
      Consolidating the Datacenter
        Consolidation First Time Use
        Consolidation Prerequisites
        About Consolidation Services
        Configuring Consolidation Settings
          Specify Default Credentials
          Specify Active Domains
        Find and Analyze Physical Systems
        Viewing Analysis Results
          About the Confidence Metric
        Converting Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
          Convert Systems Manually
          Convert Systems Using Recommendations
        Viewing Consolidation Tasks
        Troubleshooting Consolidation
          Negative Impact on vCenter Server Performance
          Windows Systems Not Discovered
          Windows Operating Systems Prevent Guided Consolidation from Collecting Performance Data
          Available Domains List Remains Empty
          Guided Consolidation Erroneously Reports Analysis Disabled
          Disable Guided Consolidation
          Uninstall Guided Consolidation
      Deploying OVF Templates
        About OVF
        Deploy an OVF Template
        Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
        Export an OVF Template
      Managing VMware vApp
        Create a vApp
          Start the New vApp Wizard
          Name the vApp
          Select the vApp Destination
          Allocate vApp Resources
          Complete the vApp Creation
        Populate the vApp
          Create an Object Inside the vApp
          Add an Object to a vApp
        Edit vApp Settings
          Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
          Edit vApp Resources
          Edit vApp Properties
          View vApp License Agreement
          Edit IP Allocation Policy
          View Additional OVF Sections
          Configure Advanced vApp Properties
            Define OVF Environment Properties
            Edit Advanced IP Allocation Properties
        Configuring IP Pools
          Specify an IP Address Range
          Select DHCP
          Specify DNS Settings
          Specify a Proxy Server
        Clone a vApp
        Power On a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Edit vApp Annotation
      Creating Virtual Machines
        Access the New Virtual Machine Wizard
        Select a Path Through the New Virtual Machine Wizard
        Enter a Name and Location
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Select a Virtual Machine Version
        Select an Operating System
        Select the Number of Virtual Processors
        Configure Virtual Memory
        Configure Networks
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
        Select a SCSI Adapter
        Selecting a Virtual Disk Type
          About Virtual Disk Formats
          Create a Virtual Disk
          Use an Existing Virtual Disk
          Create Raw Device Mappings
            Virtual Disk Compatibility Modes
          Do Not Create a Disk
        Complete Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
        Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools
          Install VMware Tools on a Windows Guest
          Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest from the X Window System
          Install or Upgrade VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the tar Installer
          Install or Upgrade VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the RPM Installer
          Install VMware Tools on a Solaris Guest
          Install VMware Tools on a NetWare Guest
          Display the VMware Tools Properties Dialog Box
          VMware Tools Upgrades
          Upgrade VMware Tools Manually
          Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
          Custom VMware Tools Installation
          WYSE Multimedia Support
            Install WYSE Multimedia Support with VMware Tools
            Install WYSE Multimedia Support Using Add or Remove Programs
            Install WYSE Multimedia Support as Part of a VMware Tools Upgrade
      Managing Virtual Machines
        Changing Virtual Machine Power States
          Transitional Power States
          Automatically Start or Shutdown Virtual Machines with Host Start or Shutdown
          Configure vSphere Toolbar Power Controls
          Power On or Power Off a Virtual Machine Manually
          Suspend a Virtual Machine
          Resume a Suspended Virtual Machine
          Scheduling a Power State Change for a Virtual Machine
        Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
          Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
          Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
          Return a Virtual Machine or Template to vCenter Server
        Configure Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Behavior
      Virtual Machine Configuration
        Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
          Determine the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine
        Virtual Machine Properties Editor
          Edit an Existing Virtual Machine Configuration
          Virtual Machine Hardware Configuration
          Change the Video Card Configuration
          Change the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Configuration
          Change the Floppy Drive Configuration
          Change the SCSI Device Configuration
          Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
          Change the Memory Configuration
          Change the Virtual Ethernet Adapter (NIC) Configuration
          Change the Parallel Port Configuration
          Change the SCSI Controller or SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration
          Change the Serial Port Configuration
          Change the Virtual Processor or CPU Configuration
          Virtual Machine Options
            Change the General Settings of a Virtual Machine
            Change the VMware Tools Options for a Virtual Machine
            Change Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
            Change Advanced Virtual Machine Settings
          Virtual Machine Resource Settings
            CPU Resources
            Change CPU Settings of a Virtual Machine
            Advanced CPU Settings
            Change Advanced CPU Settings of a Virtual Machine
            Memory Resources
            Change the Memory Settings of a Virtual Machine
              Advanced Memory Resources
              Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node
            Disk Resources
            Change the Disk Settings of a Virtual Machine
        Adding New Hardware
          Rescan a Host
          Start the Add Hardware Wizard
          Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
          Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
          Add a DVD/CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine
          Add an Ethernet Adapter (NIC) to a Virtual Machine
            Network Adapter Types
            Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
          Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine
          Add a PCI Device
          Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter
            About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Adapters
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
      Working with Templates and Clones
        Creating Templates
          Convert Virtual Machine to Template
          Clone Virtual Machine to Template
          Clone Existing Template
        Edit a Template
        Change Template Name
        Deploy Virtual Machines from Templates
        Convert Templates to Virtual Machines
        Deleting Templates
          Remove Templates from Inventory
          Delete Template from Disk
        Regain Templates
        Clone Virtual Machines
        Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Preparing for Guest Customization
          Virtual Hardware Requirements for Guest Customization
            About SCSI Disks
            Setting Up SCSI Disks
          Windows Requirements for Guest Customization
          Linux Requirements for Guest Customization
          Naming Requirements for a Guest Operating System
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
        Create a Customization Specification for Linux
        Create a Customization Specification for Windows
        Managing Customization Specification
          Edit Customization Specifications
          Export Customization Specifications
          Remove a Customization Specification
          Copy a Customization Specification
          Import a Customization Specification
        Completing a Guest Operating System Customization
          View the Error Log on Windows
          View the Error Log on Linux
      Migrating Virtual Machines
        Cold Migration
        Migrating a Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migration with VMotion
          Host Configuration for VMotion
            VMotion Shared Storage Requirements
            VMotion Networking Requirements
          CPU Compatibility and Migration
            CPU Compatibility Scenarios
            CPU Families and Feature Sets
              NX/XD Considerations
              SSE3 Considerations
              SSSE3 Considerations
              SSE4.1 Considerations
            About Enhanced VMotion Compatibility
            EVC Requirements
            Create an EVC Cluster
            Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
            Change the EVC Mode for an Existing Cluster
            CPU Compatibility Masks
          Virtual Machine Configuration Requirements for VMotion
            Swapfile Location Compatibility
          Migrating Virtual Machines with Snapshots
        Migration with Storage VMotion
          Storage VMotion Requirements and Limitations
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with VMotion
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage VMotion
          About Migration Compatibility Checks
        Storage VMotion Command-Line Syntax
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Determine the Path to a Virtual Disk File
          Storage VMotion Examples
      Using Snapshots
        About Snapshots
          Relationship Between Snapshots
          Snapshots and Other Activity in the Virtual Machine
          Take a Snapshot
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
        Using the Snapshot Manager
          Restore a Snapshot
          Delete a Snapshot
        Restore a Snapshot
          Parent Snapshot
          Revert to Snapshot Command
          Revert to Parent Snapshot
    System Administration
      Managing Users, Groups, Roles, and Permissions
        Managing vSphere Users
          vCenter Server Users
          Host Users
        Groups
        Removing or Modifying Users and Groups
        Best Practices for Users and Groups
        Using Roles to Assign Privileges
          Default Roles for ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server
          Create a Role
          Clone a Role
          Edit a Role
          Remove a Role
          Rename a Role
        Permissions
          Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
          Multiple Permission Settings
            Example 1: Inheritance of Multiple Permissions
            Example 2: Child Permissions Overriding Parent Permissions
            Example 3: User Permissions Overriding Group Permissions
          Permission Validation
          Assign Permissions
          Adjust the Search List in Large Domains
          Change Permission Validation Settings
          Change Permissions
          Remove Permissions
        Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
        Required Privileges for Common Tasks
      Monitoring Storage Resources
        Working with Storage Reports
          Display Storage Reports
          Export Storage Reports
          Filter Storage Reports
          Customize Storage Reports
        Working with Storage Maps
          Display Storage Maps
          Export Storage Maps
          Hide Items on Storage Maps
          Move Items on Storage Maps
      Using vCenter Maps
        vCenter VMotion Maps
        vCenter Map Icons and Interface Controls
        View vCenter Maps
        Print vCenter Maps
        Export vCenter Maps
      Working with Alarms
        Alarm Triggers
          Condition and State Triggers
            Condition and State Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Condition and State Triggers
            Host Condition and State Triggers
            Datastore Condition and State Triggers
          Event Triggers
            Event Trigger Components
            Virtual Machine Event Triggers
            Host Event Triggers
            Datastore Event Triggers
            Datacenter Event Triggers
            Cluster Event Triggers
            dvPort Group Event Triggers
            vNetwork Distributed Switch Event Triggers
            Network Event Triggers
        Alarm Actions
          Default vSphere Alarm Actions
          Disabling Alarm Actions
          SNMP Traps as Alarm Actions
          Email Notifications as Alarm Actions
          Running Scripts as Alarm Actions
            Alarm Environment Variables
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
        Alarm Reporting
        Creating Alarms
          Alarm Settings – General
          Alarm Settings – Triggers
            Set Up a Condition or State Trigger
            Set Up an Event Trigger
          Alarm Settings – Reporting
        Managing Alarms
          Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
          Change Alarm Attributes
          Disable Alarms
          Export a List of Alarms
          Identifying Triggered Alarms
          Remove Alarms
          Reset Triggered Event Alarms
          View Alarms
            View Alarms Defined on an Object
            View Alarms Triggered on an Object
            View All Alarms Triggered in vCenter Server
        Managing Alarm Actions
          Disable Alarm Actions
          Enable Alarm Actions
        Managing Alarm Actions
          Identifying Disabled Alarm Actions
          Remove Alarm Actions
          Run a Command as an Alarm Action
            Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
            Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings
        Preconfigured VMware Alarms
      Working with Performance Statistics
        Statistics Collection for vCenter Server
          Data Counters
          Collection Intervals
            Configure Collection Intervals
            Enable or Disable Collection Intervals
          Collection Levels
            Using Collection Levels Effectively
          How Metrics Are Stored in the vCenter Server Database
          Estimate the Statistics Impact on the vCenter Server Database
        Statistics Collection for Microsoft Windows Guest Operating Systems
          Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
          View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
        vCenter Server Performance Charts
          Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts
            View the Overview Performance Charts Help
          Advanced Performance Charts
            View the Advanced Performance Charts
            Save Chart Data to a File
            Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet
            Customize Advanced Chart Views
            Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Monitoring and Troubleshooting Performance
          CPU Performance
          Disk I/O Performance
          Memory Performance
          Network Performance
          Storage Performance
      Working with Tasks and Events
        Managing Tasks
          Viewing Tasks
            View All Tasks
            View Recent Tasks
            View Scheduled Tasks
            Filter Tasks for a Host or Datacenter
            Use Keywords to Filter the Tasks List
          Cancel a Task
          Schedule Tasks
            Create a Scheduled Task
            Canceling Scheduled Tasks
            Change or Reschedule a Task
            Remove a Scheduled Task
          Policy Rules for Task Operations
        Managing Events
          Viewing Events
            View Events Associated with One Object
            View Events Associated with All Objects
          Filter Events on a Host or Datacenter
          Use Keywords to Filter the Events List
          Trigger an Alarm on an Event
          Export Events
    Appendixes
      Defined Privileges
        Alarms
        Datacenter
        Datastore
        Distributed Virtual Port Group
        Distributed Virtual Switch
        Extensions
        Folders
        Global
        Host CIM
        Host Configuration
        Host Inventory
        Host Local Operations
        Host Profile
        Network
        Performance
        Permissions
        Resource
        Scheduled Task
        Sessions
        Tasks
        vApp
        Virtual Machine Configuration
        Virtual Machine Interaction
        Virtual Machine Inventory
        Virtual Machine Provisioning
        Virtual Machine State
      Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tools
        Install the Microsoft System Preparation Tools from a Microsoft Web Site Download
        Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tools from the Windows Operating System CD
      Performance Metrics
        Cluster Services Metrics
        CPU Metrics
        Disk Metrics
        Management Agent Metrics
        Memory Metrics
        Network Metrics
        Storage Utilization Metrics
        System Metrics
        Virtual Machine Operations Metrics
  vSphere Web Access Administrator's Guide
    About This Book
    Introducing VMware vSphere Web Access
      About vSphere Web Access
      Key Features of vSphere Web Access
      Meeting System Requirements for Clients Running vSphere Web Access
        Hardware Requirements
        Operating System Requirements
        Browser Requirements
    Getting Started with vSphere Web Access
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on an ESX Host
      Run the vSphere Web Access Service on vCenter Server
      Connect to vSphere Web Access
      Log Out of vSphere Web Access
    Managing Virtual Machines with vSphere Web Access
      Add a Virtual Machine to the Inventory
      Create a Virtual Machine with vSphere Web Access
        Specify a Name and a Location for the New Virtual Machine
        Select a Guest Operating System for the New Virtual Machine
        Specify the Amount of Memory and the Number Of Processors
        Add a Hard Disk to the New Virtual Machine
          Customize the New Virtual Disk
          Browse for an Existing Virtual Disk
        Add a Network Adapter to the New Virtual Machine
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical CD or DVD Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use an ISO Image for the New CD or DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Physical Floppy Drive to Connect to the New Virtual Machine
          Use a Floppy Image for the New Floppy Drive
          Create a New Floppy Image for the Virtual Floppy Drive
        Add a USB Controller to the New Virtual Machine
        Review the New Virtual Machine Hardware Configuration
        Install a Guest Operating System
      About VMware Remote Console
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Mozilla Firefox
        Install the VMware Remote Console Plug-In for Internet Explorer
        Start VMware Remote Console
        Set the VMware Remote Console View
        Use Client Devices with VMware Remote Console
          Connect Client Devices to a Virtual Machine
          Connect Client Device Image Files to a Virtual Machine
        Quit VMware Remote Console
        Troubleshoot Virtual Machines Using VMware Remote Console
        VMware Remote Console Keyboard Shortcuts
      Managing VMware Tools
        Install VMware Tools on the Guest Operating System
        Upgrade VMware Tools
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on Windows
        Change the VMware Tools Settings on a Linux, Solaris, or FreeBSD Operating System
      Virtual Machine Tasks, Alarms, and Events
        View Virtual Machine Alarms
        View the Tasks Assigned to a Virtual Machine
        View Virtual Machine Events
      Creating Virtual Machine Shortcuts
        Create a Web Shortcut
        Create a VMware Remote Console Desktop Shortcut
      Upgrade the Virtual Machine Hardware Version
      Change the Power State of a Virtual Machine
      Delete a Virtual Machine
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      Changing the Hardware Configuration of Virtual Machines
        Change the Number of Processors in a Virtual Machine
        Change Memory Allocation in a Virtual Machine
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Host CD/DVD Media
        Configure a CD/DVD Drive to Use a Client CD/DVD Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Host Floppy Media
        Configure a Floppy Drive to Use a Client Floppy Media
        Modify a Hard Disk
        Modify a SCSI Device
        Modify a SCSI Controller
        Modify a Network Adapter
        Modify a Parallel Port
        Modify a Serial Port
      Removing Hardware Components from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a CD/DVD Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Floppy Drive from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Hard Disk from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a SCSI Device from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Network Adapter from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Parallel Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a Serial Port from a Virtual Machine
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine
      Changing Virtual Machine Settings and Options
        Change the Name and Guest Operating System of a Virtual Machine
        Change Virtual Machine Power Settings
        Change Virtual Machine Settings Associated with the Host
        Changing Virtual Machine Advanced Settings
          Change Virtual Machine Runtime Settings
          Add a Parameter to the Virtual Machine Configuration File
          Edit a Parameter in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Adding Hardware to a Virtual Machine
      Add Hardware to a Virtual Machine
        Adding a Virtual Hard Disk
        Add a Hard Disk
        Add a Network Adapter
        Add a CD/DVD Drive
        Add a Floppy Drive
        Adding a Serial Port
          Add a Physical Serial Port
          Add an Output Serial Port
          Add a Named Pipe Serial Port
        Adding a Parallel Port
          Add a Physical Parallel Port
          Add an Output Parallel Port
        Add a Passthrough SCSI Device
        Add a USB Controller
    Creating and Managing Snapshots
      When Not to Take a Snapshot
      Snapshots and Logging Changes
      Take a Snapshot
      Revert to a Snapshot
      Remove a Snapshot
      Set Snapshot Power Off Options
    Troubleshooting vSphere Web Access Errors
      Browser Service Unavailable Error 503
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Internet Explorer
      VMware Remote Console Does Not Load in Firefox
      Problems Installing Software on a Guest Operating System
      Problems Performing Virtual Machine Power Operations
      Unsupported Version of Firefox
      Web Proxy Does Not Support IPv6 Addresses
  ESX Configuration Guide
    About This Book
    Introduction to ESX Configuration
    Networking
      Introduction to Networking
        Networking Concepts Overview
        Network Services
        View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
        View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
      Basic Networking with vNetwork Standard Switches
        vNetwork Standard Switches
        Port Groups
        Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
          Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        VMkernel Networking Configuration
          TCP/IP Stack at the VMkernel Level
          Set Up VMkernel Networking
        Service Console Configuration
          Set Up Service Console Networking
          Configure Service Console Ports
          Set the Default Gateway
          Display Service Console Information
          Using DHCP for the Service Console
        vNetwork Standard Switch Prop