ESXi and vCenter Server 5 Documentation
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 5 Documentation
  VMware vSphere Basics
    VMware vSphere and Virtualizing the IT Infrastructure
      Aspects of Virtualization
      VMware vSphere, a Platform for Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure
      VMware vSphere Components and Features
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
    Virtualization Layer: vSphere Datacenter
      Virtual Datacenter Architecture
        Hosts, Clusters, and Resource Pools
        VMware vSphere Distributed Services
      Network Architecture
        VMware vShield and Network Security
      Storage Architecture
    Management Layer: VMware vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Core Services
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      vCenter Server Interfaces
    Interface Layer: Accessing the Virtual Infrastructure
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
        Using the vSphere Client
        Using the vSphere Web Client
      SDKs and Command-Line Interfaces
      Direct Virtual Machine Console Access
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      How vSphere 5.0 Differs from vSphere 4.x
        Installing ESXi on a Drive with an Existing ESX or ESXi Installation or VMFS Datastore
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        vSphere Auto Deploy ESXi Installation Option
        Customizing Installations with ESXi Image Builder CLI
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      ESXi Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Providing Sufficient Space for System Logging
      Required Ports for vCenter Server
      Required Ports for the vCenter Server Appliance
      Conflict Between vCenter Server and IIS for Port 80
      DNS Requirements for vSphere
      Supported Remote Management Server Models and Minimum Firmware Versions
    Installing ESXi  Interactively
      Install ESXi Interactively
      Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
    Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a Script
      Approaches for Scripted Installation
      Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
      About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
        About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
        Locations Supported for the Installation Script
        Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
        Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
        Differences Between ESXi 4.x and ESXi 5.0 Scripted Installation and Upgrade Commands
        Disk Device Names
        About the boot.cfg File
      Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a CD or DVD Using a Script
      Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using a Script
      Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by PXE Booting the Installer
    Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
      Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
        Introduction to Auto Deploy
        Rules and Rule Sets
        Auto Deploy Boot Process
      Auto Deploy Roadmap and Cmdlet Overview
        Auto Deploy Roadmap
        Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
      Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Prepare Your System and Install the Auto Deploy Server
        Install PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
        Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets
        Set Up Bulk Licensing
      Managing Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
        Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
        Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
      Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
        Provision a Host (First Boot)
        Reprovisioning Hosts
          Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
          Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
          Applying a Host Profile to Prompt for User Input
      Setting Up an Auto Deploy Reference Host
        Understanding Reference Host Setup
        Configuring an Auto Deploy Reference Host
        Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
        Configure Host Profiles for an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface
          Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface
          Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host
      Advanced Management Tasks
        Reregister Auto Deploy
        Use Hosts with Static IP Addresses
        Using Auto Deploy with the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
          Set Up the vCenter Server Appliance to Use a Standalone Auto Deploy Server
          Set Up Auto Deploy on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Customizing Hosts with Answer Files
      Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
        Auto Deploy Best Practices
        Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
        Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
        vmware-fdm Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
        Recovering from Database Corruption on the Auto Deploy Server
      Auto Deploy Proof of Concept Setup
        Proof of Concept Preinstallation Checklist
        Install the TFTP Server
        Install and Set Up vSphere PowerCLI
        Prepare Auto Deploy Target Hosts
        Prepare the DHCP Server
        Prepare the DNS Server
        Install Auto Deploy Server Software
        Configure the Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment
        Prepare the ESXi Software Depot
        Set Up the First Host and Provision with Auto Deploy
          Write Rules for the First Host
          Provision the First Host
        Configure the Proof of Concept Reference Host
        Create a Host Profile
        Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
        Provision All Hosts and Create Answer Files
    Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI
      Understanding Image Builder
        Image Builder Overview
        Software Depots and Their Components
        Image Builder PowerCLI Overview
        Image Profiles
          Acceptance Levels
        Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
      Image Builder Installation and Usage
        Install Image Builder PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
        Using Image Builder Cmdlets
      Image Builder Common Tasks
        Create an Image Profile
        Add VIBs to an Image Profile
        Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
        Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
        Working with Acceptance Levels
          Change the Host Acceptance Level
          Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Image Builder Workflows
        Examining Depot Contents
        Creating Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
        Creating Image Profiles from Scratch Workflow
        Editing Image Profiles Workflow
    Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Autoconfiguration
      About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
        Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
        Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
        Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port Using the vSphere Client
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
      Set the Password for the Administrator Account
      Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
        Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
        Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
      Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
      Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
      Managing ESXi  Remotely
      Configuring Network Settings
        Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
        Set the VLAN ID
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
           Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Client
        Configuring DNS for ESXi
          Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure DNS Suffixes
        Test the Management Network
        Restart the Management Agents
        Restart the Management Network
        Disable the Management Network
        Restoring the Standard Switch
        Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
      Storage Behavior
        About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Client
          Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      View System Logs
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Enable Lockdown Mode Using the Direct Console
      Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
      Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Reset the System Configuration
      Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
      Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
      Disable ESXi
    After You Install and Set Up ESXi
      Managing the ESXi Host with the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Convert an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        Recording the ESXi License Key
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
          Access the ESXi License Key from the vSphere Client
    Preparing vCenter Server Databases
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database
      About the Bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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
        Configure a Connection to a Local DB2 Database on Microsoft Windows
        Prepare to Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database
        Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows
        Configure an IBM DB2 Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
      Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server
        Set Database Permissions By Manually Creating Database Roles and the VMW Schema
        Set Database Permissions by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
        Use a Script to Create a vCenter Server User by Using the dbo Schema and db_owner Database Role
        Use a Script to Create a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
        Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
        Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
        Configure a Microsoft SQL Server Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
      Configure Oracle Databases
        Configure an Oracle Database User
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
        Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
        Configure an Oracle Database Connection for Remote Access
        Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
        Configure an Oracle Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
    Before You Install vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Prerequisites
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Fails to Start When Installed as a Local System Account on a Local SQL Server Database with Integrated Windows NT Authentication
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      Configure the URLs on a Standalone vCenter Server System
      Running the vCenter Server and vSphere Client Installers from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server in a Virtual Machine
      Download and Deploy the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    After You Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
        Download the vSphere Client
        Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client
        Install and Start the vSphere Web Client
        Install the Update Manager Server
        Install vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
        Install vSphere Syslog Collector
        Install vSphere Auto Deploy
        Install VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Uninstall VMware vSphere Components
      Creating vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
        Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
        Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
        Joining 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
        Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
        Set the IP Address for a Linked Mode vCenter Server with Multiple Network Interfaces
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Using a License Server to Manage Version 3.5 ESX or ESXi Hosts
      VMware vCenter Management Webservices Service Fails to Start
      Back Up the Inventory Service Database on Windows
      Restore an Inventory Service Database Backup on Windows
      Back Up the Inventory Service Database on Linux
      Restore an Inventory Service Database Backup on Linux
      Update the vCenter Inventory Service URL Configuration
      Reset the vCenter Inventory Service Database
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    About the Upgrade Process
    How vSphere 5.0 Differs from vSphere 4.x
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      ESXi Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Providing Sufficient Space for System Logging
      Required Ports for vCenter Server
      Required Ports for the vCenter Server Appliance
      Conflict Between vCenter Server and IIS for Port 80
      DNS Requirements for vSphere
      Supported Remote Management Server Models and Minimum Firmware Versions
      Update Manager Hardware Requirements
        Supported Operating Systems and Database Formats
    Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0
      Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
        About the vCenter Server 5.0.x Upgrade
        vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
        Best Practices for vCenter Server Upgrades
        Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
        vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
        Supported Database Upgrades
        Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database
        Back Up VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6 or Higher
        About the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker
        Run the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker
        Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
        Download the vCenter Server Installer
        DNS Load Balancing Solutions and vCenter Server Datastore Naming
        Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
        vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When You Restore a Microsoft SQL 2000 Backup to the vCenter Server Database
        Updating Version 3.5 Hosts in High Availability Clusters Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Upgrade to vCenter Server 5.0
      Upgrade to vCenter Server on a Different Machine and Upgrade the Database
        Back Up and Move a Local 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 and Restore an IBM DB2 Database
          Variables for IBM DB2 Backup and Restore Commands
        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 the Bundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
          Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Nonbundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the New Machine
        Update the vCenter Server Name for Plug-Ins
        Migrate a License Server Installed on the Same Machine as vCenter Server
      Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware.com Repository
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a Zipped Update Bundle
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from the CD-ROM Drive
      vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
      After You Upgrade vCenter Server
        Download the vSphere Client
        Upgrade the vSphere Client
        Using a License Server to Manage Version 3.5 ESX or ESXi Hosts
        License Server Upgrade Scenarios
        Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
        Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
        Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
        Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
        Restore VirtualCenter or vCenter Server
        Upgrading Datastore and Network Permissions
          Datastore Privileges
          Update Datastore Permissions
          Network Privileges
          Update Network Permissions
    Upgrading Update Manager
      Upgrade the Update Manager Server
      Upgrade the Update Manager Client Plug-In
    Upgrading and Migrating Your Hosts
      Preparing to Upgrade Hosts
        Best Practices for ESXi Upgrades and Migrations
        Files and Configuration Settings Affected by the Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.0
          Migrating ESX 4.x Files and Settings to ESXi 5.0
          Firewall Configuration Changes After Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.0
          Resource Pool Settings Affected by the Upgrade from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.0
          SSH Configuration Affected by Upgrading or Migrating to ESXi 5.0
        Networking Changes in ESXi 5.0
          ESX 4.x Service Console Port Group Removed in Migration to ESXi 5.0
        Partitioning Changes from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.0
          Partitioning in New ESXi 5.0 Installations
          Partitioning in Upgraded ESXi 5.0 Hosts
        ESXi 5.0.x Upgrade and Update Options
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Supported Upgrades and Updates to ESXi 5.0.x
        Using Manually Assigned IP Addresses for Upgrades and Migrations Performed with vSphere Update Manager
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
            Sample DHCP Configuration
            About PXE Configuration Files
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Using Remote Management Applications
      Performing the Upgrade or Migration
        Using vSphere Update Manager to Perform Orchestrated Host Upgrades
          Configuring Host and Cluster Settings
          Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Using vSphere Update Manager
            Configure Host Maintenance Mode Settings
            Configure Cluster Settings
            Enable Remediation of PXE Booted ESXi 5.0 Hosts
            Import Host Upgrade Images and Create Host Upgrade Baselines
            Create a Host Baseline Group
            Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
            Manually Initiate a Scan of ESX/ESXi Hosts
            View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
            Remediate Hosts Against an Upgrade Baseline
            Remediate Hosts Against Baseline Groups
        Upgrade or Migrate Hosts Interactively
        Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a Script
          Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
            Boot Options
          About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
            Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
            Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
            Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
              Differences Between ESXi 4.x and ESXi 5.0 Scripted Installation and Upgrade Commands
            Disk Device Names
            About the boot.cfg File
          Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a CD or DVD Using a Script
          Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using a Script
          Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by PXE Booting the Installer
        Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
          Reprovisioning Hosts
          Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
          Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
          Applying a Host Profile to Prompt for User Input
          Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
          Test and Repair Rule Compliance
        Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
          VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
          Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
            Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
          Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
          Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
          Update a Host with Individual VIBs
          Update a Host with Image Profiles
          Update Hosts with Third-Party ZIP Files
          Remove VIBs from a Host
          Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with esxcli
          Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
          Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
          Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
        Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      After You Upgrade or Migrate Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
          Reapplying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 5.0
          Convert an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      About VMware Tools
        Upgrading VMware Tools
      About Virtual Machines and Host Upgrades
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
      Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Virtual Machines with vSphere Update Manager
        Create a Virtual Appliance Upgrade Baseline
        Create a Virtual Machine and Virtual Appliance Baseline Group
        Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
        Manually Initiate a Scan of Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
        View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
        Remediate Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Upgrade VMware Tools Automatically
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    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
      Migrating ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x Hosts to ESXi 5.0 in a PXE-Booted Auto Deploy Installation
      Upgrading vSphere Components Separately in a VMware View Environment
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    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
      Register a vCenter Server System with the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
    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 vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      Save vSphere Client Data
      Working with Active Sessions
        View Active Sessions
        Terminate Active Sessions
        Send a Message to All Active Users
    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
        View 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 the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Log In to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web Console
        Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Network Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Start vCenter Server in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Stop vCenter Server in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Start or Stop ESXi Services in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Change the Administrator Password for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Enable or Disable SSH Administrator Login on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Inventory Size for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure ESXi Dump Collector on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure ESXi Auto Deploy Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure NFS Storage on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Syslog Collector Ports on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Authentication Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
    Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode
      Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
      Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
      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
      Monitor vCenter Server Services
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Datacenters
      Add Hosts
      Create Clusters
      Create Resource Pools
      Create a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Folder in the vSphere Web Client
      Create Datastores
      Create Host-Wide Networks
      Create Datacenter-Wide Networks
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      Licensing for ESXi 5.0 Hosts
        Assigning a vSphere 5.0 License Key
        vRAM Entitlement and Pooling
          vRAM Pooling
          Calculating the vRAM Usage
          Compliance Rules
          Extending a vRAM Pool
      Licensing for vCenter Server 5.0
      Solution Licensing
      Licensing ESXi Hosts and vCenter Server After Upgrade
      vCenter Server License Inventory
      License Management Permissions
      About the License Portal
      Managing Licenses
        View License Information
        Add a License Key and Assign It to an Asset
        Add License Keys to the License Inventory
        Assign a License Key to Assets
        Export License Information
        Managing Licenses on ESXi Hosts
          License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
          License an ESXi Host Without vCenter Server
          View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
          Set an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        Managing Licenses on ESX/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
          Configure vCenter Server to Use a License Server
      Viewing License Use
        View the License Use for Multiple Products
        View License Use Details for a Single Product
        Licensing Details for a Selected Product
        View Details for a License Key
        Details for a License Key
        Export a License Use Report
        License Use Data in an Exported Report
        Set a Threshold for the License Use of a Product
    System Log Files
      View System Log Entries
      View System Logs on an ESXi Host
      External System Logs
        ESXi System Logs
        vSphere Client System Logs
      Export System Log Files
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Collecting Log Files
        Set Verbose Logging
        Collect vSphere Log Files
        Collect ESXi Log Files
        Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
        ESXi VMkernel Files
    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
        Filter the Events List
        Use Keywords to Filter the Events List
        Trigger and Alarm on an Event
        Export Events Data
      Report Errors to VMware
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
      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
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      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
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    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
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
    About Provisioning Virtual Machines
    Deploying Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Deploy from a Template
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Create a Virtual Machine without a Template or Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Create a Virtual Machine without a Template or Clone
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Select a Virtual Machine Version
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Clone a Virtual Machine
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
    Creating a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the vSphere Client
      Select a Configuration Option for the New Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Select a Host or Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Select a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
      Select a Datastore in the vSphere Client
      Select a Virtual Machine Version in the vSphere Client
      Select an Operating System in the vSphere Client
      Select the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Memory in the vSphere Client
      Configure Networks in the vSphere Client
      Select a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Client
      Selecting a Virtual Disk Type
        Create a Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Use an Existing Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Client
      Installing a Guest Operating System
        Using PXE with Virtual Machines
        Install a Guest Operating System from Media
    Working with Templates and Clones in the vSphere Client
      Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Template in the vSphere Client
        Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone Virtual Machine to Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone a Template in the vSphere Client
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Client
      Change Template Software or Virtual Machine Configuration
      Change Template Name in the vSphere Client
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory in the vSphere Client
        Delete a Template from the Disk in the vSphere Client
        Reregister Templates in the vSphere Client
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Configure a Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses During Guest Operating System Customization in the vSphere Client
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
        Managing Customization Specifications in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Client
          Edit a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Import a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
    Deploying OVF Templates
      About OVF
      Deploy an OVF Template
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tool
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from a Microsoft Web Site
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from the Windows Operating System CD
    Configuring Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Hardware, Options, and Resources Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
      Determine the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Client
        Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Hot-Plug Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in vSphere Web Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in the vSphere Client
        Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Client
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Memory Hot-Add Settings in the vSphere Client
        Associate Memory Allocation with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Web Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Client
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Change the Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
        Associate a Virtual Machine Storage Profile with a Virtual Machine and Its Virtual Disks
      SCSI Controller Configuration
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtual SCSI Controller
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Client
      Configuring vServices
        Add a vService Dependency
        Edit a vService Dependency
        Remove a vService Dependency
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Connect USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add USB Devices From a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough from a Client Computer
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices From a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Web Client
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Client
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Logging in the vSphere Client
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration in the vSphere Web Client
      Disable Acceleration in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Client
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Select vApp Name and Location
        Allocate vApp Resources
        Complete the vApp Creation
      Create a vApp in the vSphere Client
        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 a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Create an Object Inside the vApp in the vSphere Client
        Add an Object to a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Add an Object to a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Edit vApp Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Properties in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Product Properties in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit vApp Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Edit vApp Resources
        Edit vApp Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
        Edit IP Allocation Policy
        View Additional OVF Sections
        Add a vService Dependency
        Edit a vService Dependency
        Remove a vService Dependency
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Power On a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Power Off a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Power Off a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Suspend a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Suspend a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Resume a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Resume a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Edit vApp Annotation in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit vApp Annotation in the vSphere Client
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
      Open a Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Web Client
      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
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Go to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Go To a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Client
      Migrating Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Configuration Requirements for vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Client
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere 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
      Clone a Host Profile
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Enable Compliance Check
      Manage Profiles
        Attaching Host or Cluster Entities to a Host Profile
          Attach Entities from the Host Profiles View
          Attach Profiles 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
        Enable a Profile Configuration
      Checking Compliance
        Check Compliance from the Host Profiles View
        Check Compliance from Host
        Check Cluster Compliance
      Managing Profiles for Hosts Provisioned with vSphere Auto Deploy
        Check Answer File Status
        Update Answer File
        Import Answer File
        Export Answer File
        Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services
      View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
      View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Standard 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 on a vSphere Standard Switch
        View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Number of Ports for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter
        Add Uplink Adapters
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Configuring a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Manage Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Set the Number of Ports Per Host on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        View Network Adapter Information for a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Newer Version
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor Distributed Port State
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
      Configuring vSphere Distributed Switch Network Adapters
        Managing Physical Adapters
          Add an Uplink to a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove an Uplink from a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove NICs from Active Virtual Machines
        Managing Virtual Network Adapters
          Create a VMkernel Network Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Migrate a Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Standard Switch
          Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove a Virtual Adapter
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to Or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
    Managing Network Resources
      vSphere Network I/O Control
        Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a Network Resource Pool
        Add or Remove Distributed Port Groups from a Network Resource Pool
        Edit Network Resource Pool Settings
        Delete a Network Resource Pool
      TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
        Enabling TSO
          Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine
        Enabling Jumbo Frames
          Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Standard Switch
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
      DirectPath I/O
        Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine
    Networking Policies
      Load Balancing and Failover Policy
        Edit Failover and Load Balancing Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port Teaming and Failover Policies
      VLAN Policy
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port
      Security Policy
        Edit Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception for a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port Security Policies
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Traffic Shaping Policies
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Blocking Policies
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Advanced Networking
      Enable Internet Protocol Version 6 Support
      VLAN Configuration
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Create a Port Mirroring Session
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
          Choose Port Mirroring Sources
          Choose Port Mirroring Destinations
          Verify New Port Mirroring Settings
        View Port Mirroring Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Sources
        Edit Port Mirroring Destinations
      Configure NetFlow Settings
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View Switch Information on the vSphere Client
      Change the DNS and Routing Configuration
      MAC Addresses
        MAC Address Generation
        Set Up a MAC Address
      Mounting NFS Volumes
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Supported Storage Adapters
        Displaying Storage Adapters
        View Storage Adapters Information
        Copy Storage Adapter Identifiers to the Clipboard
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Viewing Storage Devices
        Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
        Copy Storage Device Identifiers to the Clipboard
      Displaying Datastores
        Review Datastore Properties
      How Virtual Machines Access Storage
      Comparing Types of Storage
    Overview of Using ESXi with a SAN
      ESXi and SAN Use Cases
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESXi
      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
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Layered Applications
        Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
        File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Third-Party Management Applications
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Using Third-Party Backup Packages
    Using ESXi with Fibre Channel SAN
      Fibre Channel SAN Concepts
        Ports in Fibre Channel SAN
        Fibre Channel Storage Array Types
      Using Zoning with Fibre Channel SANs
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a Fibre Channel SAN
    Configuring Fibre Channel Storage
      ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Requirements
        ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Restrictions
        Setting LUN Allocations
        Setting Fibre Channel HBAs
      Installation and Setup Steps
      Configuring FCoE Adapters
        Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
        Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
        Add Software FCoE Adapters
      N-Port ID Virtualization
        How NPIV-Based LUN Access Works
        Requirements for Using NPIV
        NPIV Capabilities and Limitations
        Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
        Modify WWN Assignments
    Modifying Fibre Channel Storage for ESXi
      Testing ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Setup Considerations for Fibre Channel SAN Arrays
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
        EMC CLARiiON AX100 and RDM
        EMC CLARiiON AX100 Display Problems with Inactive Connections
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      IBM System Storage DS4800 Storage Systems
        Configuring the Hardware for SAN Failover with DS4800 Storage Servers
        Disabling Auto Volume Transfer
        Configure Storage Processor Sense Data
      IBM Systems Storage 8000 and IBM ESS800
      HP StorageWorks Storage Systems
        HP StorageWorks EVA
        HP StorageWorks XP
      Hitachi Data Systems Storage
      NetApp Storage
      LSI-Based Storage Systems
    Booting ESXi from Fibre Channel SAN
      Boot from SAN Benefits
      Boot from Fibre Channel SAN Requirements and Considerations
      Getting Ready for Boot from SAN
        Configure SAN Components and Storage System
        Configure Storage Adapter to Boot from SAN
        Set Up Your System to Boot from Installation Media
      Configure Emulex HBA to Boot from SAN
        Enable the BootBIOS Prompt
        Enable the BIOS
      Configure QLogic HBA to Boot from SAN
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Optimizing Fibre Channel SAN Storage Performance
        Storage Array Performance
        Server Performance with Fibre Channel
      Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Checklist
    Using ESXi with iSCSI SAN
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Establishing iSCSI Connections
        iSCSI Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on an iSCSI SAN
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters and Storage
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations for iSCSI
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Disable the Software iSCSI Adapter
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery
        Set Up Static Discovery
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for iSCSI Initiator
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
    Modifying iSCSI Storage Systems for ESXi
      Testing ESXi iSCSI SAN Configurations
      General Considerations for iSCSI SAN Storage Systems
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      Enable HP StorageWorks MSA1510i to Communicate with ESXi
      HP StorageWorks EVA Storage Systems
      NetApp Storage Systems
      Dell EqualLogic Storage Systems
      HP StorageWorks 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 Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapter for SAN Boot
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Configuring iBFT Boot from SAN
          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
    Best Practices for iSCSI Storage
      Preventing iSCSI SAN Problems
      Optimizing iSCSI SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance with iSCSI
        Network Performance
      Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
      iSCSI SAN Configuration Checklist
    Working with Datastores
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        How VMFS5 Differs from VMFS3
        VMFS Datastores and Storage Disk Formats
        VMFS Datastores as Repositories
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across Hosts
        VMFS Metadata Updates
        VMFS Locking Mechanisms
        Creating and Increasing VMFS Datastores
          Create a VMFS Datastore
          Changing VMFS Datastore Properties
          Increase a VMFS Datastore
        Upgrading VMFS Datastores
          Upgrade VMFS2 Datastores to VMFS3
          Upgrade VMFS3 Datastores to VMFS5
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
        Delete VMFS Datastores
        Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations
          Perform Storage Rescan
          Change the Number of Scanned LUNs
        Turn off Storage Filters
          Storage Filtering
        Turn off ATS Locking
      NFS Datastores
        NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
        Create NFS Datastores
      Unmount VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Rename VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Group VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Handling Storage Device Disconnections
        Planned Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
          Mount Shared VMFS Datastores
          Mount Unshared VMFS Datastores
        Unplanned Device Loss
          Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
      Creating a Diagnostic Partition
        Create a Diagnostic Partition
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
    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
      Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
      Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN
    Solid State Disks Enablement
      Benefits of SSD Enablement
      Auto-Detection of SSD Devices
      Tag Devices as SSD
      Untag an SSD Device
      Untag an Automatically Detected SSD Device
      Tag Devices as Local
      Identify SSD Devices
      Identifying a Virtual SSD Device
      Best Practices for SSD Devices
        Estimate SSD Lifetime
    VMkernel and Storage
      Storage APIs
    Understanding Multipathing and Failover
      Failover with Fibre Channel
      Host-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Array-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Path Failover and Virtual Machines
        Set Timeout on Windows Guest OS
      Managing Multiple Paths
      VMware Multipathing Module
        VMware SATPs
        VMware PSPs
        VMware NMP Flow of I/O
      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
      Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
        Multipathing Considerations
        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
    Storage Hardware Acceleration
      Hardware Acceleration Benefits
      Hardware Acceleration Requirements
      Hardware Acceleration Support Status
      Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Managing Hardware Acceleration on Block Storage Devices
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins and Filter
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Details
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
      Hardware Acceleration on NAS Devices
        Install NAS Plug-In
        Uninstall NAS Plug-Ins
        Update NAS Plug-Ins
        Verify Hardware Acceleration Status for NAS
      Hardware Acceleration Considerations
    Storage Thin Provisioning
      Storage Over-Subscription
      Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
          About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      Array Thin Provisioning and VMFS Datastores
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
        Disable Space Reclamation
        Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
    Using Storage Vendor Providers
      Vendor Providers and Storage Data Representation
      Vendor Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Storage Status Reporting
      Register Vendor Providers
        Securing Communication with Vendor Providers
      View Vendor Provider Information
      Unregister Vendor Providers
      Update Vendor Providers
    Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
      Understanding Storage Capabilities
        View Existing Storage Capabilities
        Add a User-Defined Storage Capability
        Edit the Description of a User-Defined Storage Capability
        Associate a User-Defined Storage Capability with a Datastore
        Associate a User-Defined Storage Capability with Multiple Datastores
        Remove a Storage Capability
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
        Enable Virtual Machine Storage Profiles on a Host or a Cluster
        Edit a Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Associate a Virtual Machine Storage Profile with a Virtual Machine and Its Virtual Disks
        Check Storage Compliance with Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Check Storage Compliance for a Virtual Machine
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
          Creating a VMFS File System
          Example for Creating a VMFS File System
          Extending an Existing VMFS Volume
          Example for Extending a VMFS Volume
          Growing an Existing Extent
          Upgrading a VMFS Datastore
        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 Disk or RDM
          Example for Cloning a Virtual Disk
          Migrate Virtual Machines Between Different VMware Products
          Extending a Virtual Disk
          Upgrading Virtual Disks
          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
          Checking Disk Chain for Consistency
        Storage Device Options
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
          Breaking Device Locks
    vSphere Storage Appliance
      Updated Information
      Introduction to vSphere Storage Appliance
        What Is a VSA Cluster?
        VSA Cluster Components
        VSA Cluster Architecture
        VSA Cluster Network Architecture
        How a VSA Cluster Handles Failures
        Differences Between VSA Clusters and Storage Area Networks
        VSA Cluster Capacity
          Calculating Capacity of a VSA Cluster with RAID10 Configuration
          Calculate Capacity of a VSA Cluster with RAID5 and RAID6
          VSA Cluster Disk Capacity
      Install and Configure the VSA Cluster Environment
        vSphere Storage Appliance Planning Checklist
        VSA Cluster Requirements
          Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server in a VSA Cluster
          Hardware Requirements for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Software Configuration Required for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Network Switch Requirements for a VSA Cluster
          IP Address Requirements for a VSA Cluster
        Configure RAID on a Dell Server
        Configure RAID on an HP Server
        Configure VLAN IDs on the Ethernet Switches
        ESXi Installation
          Required Information for ESXi Installation
          Install ESXi Interactively
        Configure the ESXi Hosts
          Log In to an ESXi Host
          Change the root Password of an ESXi Host
          Assign a Static IP Address to an ESXi Host
          Assign a VLAN ID to an ESXi Host
          Specify a Hostname and DNS Servers for an ESXi Host
          Test the Management Network of an ESXi Host
        vCenter Server Installation
          vCenter Server Prerequisites
          Install vCenter Server
        Install the vSphere Client
        Create a Datacenter and Add Hosts to It
        VSA Manager System and Software Requirements
        Install VSA Manager
        Uninstall VSA Manager
      Creating a VSA Cluster
        Manual Creation of the VSA Cluster
          Create a VSA Cluster
        Automated Creation of a VSA Cluster
          VSA Automated Installer Requirements
          Create a VSA Cluster with the VSA Automated Installer
          VSA Automated Installer Options
        Verify the VSA Datastores
        Delete a VSA Cluster
      Maintaining a VSA Cluster
        Memory Overcommitment Not Supported in a VSA Cluster
          Set Memory Reservation on a Virtual Machine
          Disable VMX Swapping on a Virtual Machine
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on the Entire VSA Cluster
          Take Down the VSA Cluster for Maintenance
          Bring Up the VSA Cluster After Maintenance
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on a VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a VSA Cluster Member
        Change the VSA Cluster Password
        Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
          Put the VSA Cluster in Reconfigure Network Mode
          Reconfigure the Network Settings of the vCenter Server System
          Reconfigure the Network Settings of the ESXi Hosts
          Remove Feature Port Groups From the ESXi Hosts
          Reconnect the ESXi Hosts to vCenter Server
          Enable the VSA Manager Plug-In
          Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
      Monitoring a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Datastore
        View Information About a VSA Cluster Member
        View a Graphical Map of a VSA Cluster
      Troubleshooting a VSA Cluster
        Collect VSA Cluster Logs
        VSA Manager Tab Does Not Appear in vSphere Client
        VSA Cluster Member Failure
        Repair the Connection with the VSA Cluster Service
        Restart the VSA Cluster Service
        vCenter Server Failure
        Recover an Existing VSA Cluster
  vSphere Security
    Updated Information
    Security for ESXi Systems
      ESXi 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 ESXi Host
          Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Security Resources and Information
    Securing ESXi Configurations
      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 ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        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
        Standard Switch Protection and VLANs
      Securing Standard 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
      Cipher Strength
        SSH Security
    Securing the Management Interface
      General Security Recommendations
      ESXi Firewall Configuration
        Rule Set Configuration Files
        Allow or Deny Access to an ESXi Service or Management Agent
        Add Allowed IP Addresses
        NFS Client Rule Set Behavior
        Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
          Set Service or Client Startup Options
      ESXi Firewall Commands
    Authentication and User Management
      Securing ESXi Through Authentication and Permissions
      Managing vSphere Users
        Best Practices for vSphere Users
        Add a Local User
        Modify the Settings for a User on the Host
        Remove a User from a Host
        Removing or Modifying vCenter Server Users
        Sort, Export, and View Users and Groups
      Managing vSphere Groups
        Best Practices for vSphere Groups
        Add a Group
        Remove a Group from a Host
        Add or Remove Users from a Group
      Password Requirements
      Assigning 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
        root User Permissions
        vpxuser Permissions
        dcui User 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
      Assigning Roles
        Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        Default Roles for ESXi and vCenter Server
          Create a Role
          Clone a Role
          Edit a Role
          Remove a Role
          Rename a Role
        Direct Console User Interface Access
      Using Active Directory to Manage Users and Groups
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
      Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Install the vSphere Authentication Proxy Service
        Configure a Host to Use the vSphere Authentication Proxy for Authentication
        Authenticating vSphere Authentication Proxy to ESXi
          Export vSphere Authentication Proxy Certificate
          Import a vSphere Authentication Proxy Server Certificate to ESXi
        Use Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain
        View Authentication Proxy Settings
    Encryption and Security Certificates for ESXi and vCenter Server
      Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints
      Generate New Certificates for ESXi
      Replace a Default Host Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate
      Replace a Default ESXi Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate Using the vifs Command
      Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
      Configure SSL Timeouts
      Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
        Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
    Lockdown Mode
      Lockdown Mode Behavior
      Lockdown Mode Configurations
      Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Client
      Enable Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
        Use the vSphere Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
    Best Practices for Virtual Machine and Host Security
      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
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
      Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Host Password Strength and Complexity
        Change Default Password Complexity for the pam_passwdqc.so Plug-In
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms
      Datacenter
      Datastore
      Datastore Cluster
      Distributed Virtual Port Group
      ESX Agent Manager
      Extension
      Folder
      Global
      Host CIM
      Host Configuration
      Host Inventory
      Host Local Operations
      Host vSphere Replication
      Host Profile
      Network
      Performance
      Permissions
      Profile-driven Storage
      Resource
      Scheduled Task
      Sessions
      Storage Views
      Tasks
      vApp
      Virtual Machine Configuration
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations
      Virtual Machine Interaction
      Virtual Machine Inventory
      Virtual Machine Provisioning
      Virtual Machine State
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication
      vServices
      vSphere Distributed Switch
      VRM Policy
  vSphere Resource Management
    About vSphere Resource Management
    Getting Started with 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
      Admission Control
    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 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
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management
    Memory Virtualization Basics
      Virtual Machine Memory
      Memory Overcommitment
      Memory Sharing
      Software-Based Memory Virtualization
      Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
    Administering Memory Resources
      Understanding Memory Overhead
        Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
      How ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        VMX Swap Files
      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
      Swapping to Host Cache
        Configure the Host Cache
      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
      Memory Reliability
        Correct an Error Isolation Notification
    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
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool
      Edit a Resource Pool
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool
      Remove 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
        Shared Storage Requirements
        Shared VMFS Volume Requirements
        Processor Compatibility Requirements
        vMotion Requirements for DRS Clusters
      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
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
      Removing a Host from a Cluster
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Using Standby Mode
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for vSphere DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM
        Enabling vSphere DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          vSphere DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring vSphere DPM
      Using DRS Affinity Rules
        Create a Host DRS Group
        Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
    Creating a Datastore Cluster
      Initial Placement and Ongoing Balancing
      Storage Migration Recommendations
      Create a Datastore Cluster
      Enable and Disable Storage DRS
      Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters
      Setting the Aggressiveness Level for Storage DRS
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules
      Datastore Cluster Requirements
      Adding and Removing Datastores from a Datastore Cluster
    Using Datastore Clusters to Manage Storage Resources
      Using Storage DRS Maintenance Mode
        Place a Datastore in Maintenance Mode
        Ignore Storage DRS Rules
      Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
        Refresh Storage DRS Recommendations
      Change Storage DRS Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Off-Hours SDRS Scheduled Task
      Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Override VMDK Affinity Rules
      Clear Storage DRS Statistics
      Storage vMotion Compatibility with Datastore Clusters
    Using NUMA Systems with ESXi
      What is NUMA?
        Challenges for Operating Systems
      How ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
        Home Nodes and Initial Placement
        Dynamic Load Balancing and Page Migration
        Transparent Page Sharing Optimized for NUMA
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Using Virtual NUMA
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Virtual NUMA Controls
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes
    Advanced Attributes
      Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Advanced Memory Attributes
        Advanced NUMA Attributes
        Advanced Virtual NUMA Attributes
      Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
    Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service
      Getting Started with MSCS
        Clustering Configuration Overview
          Clustering MSCS Virtual Machines on a Single Host
          Clustering Virtual Machines Across Physical Hosts
          Clustering Physical Machines with Virtual Machines
        Hardware and Software Requirements for Clustering
        Supported Shared Storage Configurations
        vSphere MSCS Setup Limitations
        MSCS and Booting from a SAN
        Set up CCR and DAG Groups
      Cluster Virtual Machines on One Physical Host
        Create the First Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Create the Second Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Add Hard Disks to the First Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
      Cluster Virtual Machines Across Physical Hosts
        Create the First Node for MSCS Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Create the Second Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Add Hard Disks to the First Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
      Cluster Physical and Virtual Machines
        Create the First Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Create the Second Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Install Microsoft Cluster Service
        Create Additional Physical-Virtual Pairs
      Use MSCS in an vSphere HA and vSphere DRS Environment
        Enable vSphere HA and vSphere DRS in a vCenter Server Cluster (MSCS)
        Create VM-VM Affinity Rules for MSCS Virtual Machines
        Enable Strict Enforcement of Affinity Rules (MSCS)
        Set DRS Automation Level for MSCS Virtual Machines
        Using vSphere DRS Groups and VM-Host Affinity Rules with MSCS Virtual Machines
          Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group (MSCS)
          Create a Host DRS Group (MSCS)
          Set up VM-Host Affinity Rules for DRS Groups (MSCS)
      vSphere MSCS Setup Checklist
  vSphere Availability
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      vSphere HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
    Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters
      How vSphere HA Works
        Master and Slave Hosts
        Host Failure Types and Detection
        Network Partitions
        Datastore Heartbeating
        vSphere HA Security
        Using vSphere HA and DRS Together
      vSphere HA Admission Control
        Host Failures Cluster Tolerates Admission Control Policy
        Percentage of Cluster Resources Reserved Admission Control Policy
        Specify Failover Hosts Admission Control Policy
        Choosing an Admission Control Policy
      vSphere HA Checklist
      Creating a vSphere HA Cluster
        Create a vSphere HA Cluster
        Cluster Features
        Host Monitoring
        Enabling or Disabling Admission Control
        Virtual Machine Options
        VM and Application Monitoring
      Customizing vSphere HA Behavior
        Set Advanced vSphere HA Options
        vSphere HA Advanced Attributes
        Customize vSphere HA Behavior for an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for vSphere HA Clusters
        Best Practices for Networking
        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 vSphere 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
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Configuration Recommendations
  vSphere Monitoring and Performance
    Monitoring Inventory Objects with Performance Charts
      Performance Chart Types
      Data Counters
      Metric Groups
      Data Collection Intervals
      Data Collection Levels
      View Charts
        Performance Charts View Menu Options
      Create Custom Charts
        View Advanced Performance Charts
          Set Advanced Performance Charts as the Default
        Change Advanced Chart Settings
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Save Chart Data to a File
        Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet
      Troubleshoot and Enhance Performance
        Solutions for Consistently High CPU Usage
        Solutions for Memory Performance Problems
        Solutions for Storage Performance Problems
        Solutions for Disk Performance Problems
        Solutions for Poor Network Performance
      Why are my charts empty?
    Monitoring Guest Operating System Performance
      Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
      View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
    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
    Monitoring Storage Resources
      Working with Storage Reports
        Display Storage Reports
        Filter Storage Reports
        Customize Storage Reports
        Export Storage Reports
      Working with Storage Maps
        Display Storage Maps
        Move Items on Storage Maps
        Hide Items on Storage Maps
        Export Storage Maps
    Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
      View Events
      View System Logs
        Export Events Data
      View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions
      Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
      Reset Triggered Event Alarms
      Identify Disabled Alarm Actions
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    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
    Monitoring Networked Devices with SNMP and vSphere
      Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
      Configure SNMP for ESXi
        Configure SNMP Communities
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the Source used by the SNMP Agent for Hardware Events
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Traps
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
      SNMP Diagnostics
      Using SNMP with Guest Operating Systems
      VMware MIB Files
        VMWARE-ROOT-MIB
        VMWARE-CIMOM-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
  vSphere Troubleshooting
    Updated Information
    Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
        Hardware Virtualization Not Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Not 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
        Primary VM Suffers Out of Space Error
        Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine Failovers
      Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
        Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
        USB Passthrough Device Is Nonresponsive
        Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Recover Orphaned Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Does Not Power On After Cloning or Deploying from Template
    Troubleshooting Hosts
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi Host Certificates
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to the Database
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to Managed Hosts
        New vCenter Server Certificate Does Not Appear to Load
        Regenerate Certificates for an ESXi Host
        Cannot Configure vSphere HA When Using Custom SSL Certificates
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Host States
        vSphere HA Agent Is in the Agent Unreachable State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialized State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Initialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Host Failed State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Partitioned State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Isolated State
      Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
        Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        vmware-fdm Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      Linked Mode Troubleshooting
        Joining a Linked Mode Group
        Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
        Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Configuring Logging for the VMware Inventory Service
      Authentication Token Manipulation Error
      Active Directory Rule Set Error Causes Host Profile Compliance Failure
    Troubleshooting Clusters
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Admission Control
        Red Cluster Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Unable to Power On Virtual Machine Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Fewer Available Slots Shown than Expected
      Troubleshooting Heartbeat Datastores
        User-Preferred Datastore is Not Chosen
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Failovers
        Incorrect Virtual Machine Protection State
        Virtual Machine Restart Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere Fault Tolerance in Network Partitions
        Primary VM Remains in the Need Secondary State
        Role Switch Behavior Problems
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control
        Unsupported Host Connected to Datastore
        Unmanaged Workload Detected on Datastore
        Unable to View Performance Charts for Datastore
        Cannot Enable Storage I/O Control on Datastore
      Troubleshooting Storage DRS
        Storage DRS is Disabled on a Virtual Disk
        Datastore Cannot Enter Maintenance Mode
        Storage DRS Cannot Operate on a Datastore
        Moving Multiple Virtual Machines into a Datastore Cluster Fails
        Storage DRS Generates Fault During Virtual Machine Creation
        Storage DRS is Enabled on a Virtual Machine Deployed from an OVF Template
        Storage DRS Rule Violation Fault Is Displayed Multiple Times
        Storage DRS Rules Not Deleted from Datastore Cluster
        Alternative Storage DRS Placement Recommendations Are Not Generated
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations Fails
      Cannot Create Resource Pool When Connected Directly to Host
    Troubleshooting Storage
      Resolving SAN Storage Display Problems
        Resolving Fibre Channel Storage Display Problems
        Resolving iSCSI Storage Display Problems
      Resolving SAN Performance Problems
        Excessive SCSI Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance
        Path Thrashing Causes Slow LUN Access
        Increased Latency for I/O Requests Slows Virtual Machine Performance
          Adjust Queue Depth for QLogic and Emulex HBAs
          Adjust Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
          Change Maximum Outstanding Disk Requests for Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machines with RDMs Need to Ignore SCSI INQUIRY Cache
      Software iSCSI Adapter Is Enabled When Not Needed
      Failure to Mount NFS Datastores
      Understanding SCSI Sense Codes
    Troubleshooting Licensing
      Troubleshooting Host Licensing
        Unable to Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
        Cannot Add or Connect an ESXi Host to vCenter Server
        The License Key of an ESXi Host is Replaced
        ESXi Host Disconnects from vCenter Server
      Troubleshooting License Reporting
        License Reporting Interface Does Not Display
        Unable to View the License Use for Products
        Unable to Export a Licensing Report
      Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Hot Plug Memory to a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Assign a License Key to vCenter Server
      Unable to Configure or Use a Feature
  VMware vSphere Examples and Scenarios
    Getting Started with  ESXi
      Getting Started Workflows for Single-Host or Multiple-Host Systems
      ESXi Installation
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Required Information for ESXi Installation
        Install ESXi Interactively
      Setting Up ESXi
        Set the Password for the Administrator Account
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
         Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
        Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
      Managing the ESXi Host with the vSphere Client
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
        Download the vSphere Client
        Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to ESXi
        Add a Virtual Machine by Importing a Virtual Appliance
      Where to Go Next After Setting Up ESXi
        The vSphere Tutorial
        vSphere Documentation
    Getting Started with vCenter Server
      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
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to vCenter Server
      Set 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
    Replacing Default vCenter Server Certificates
      vCenter Server Certificate Requirements
      Replace Default Server Certificates with Certificates Signed by a Commercial Certificate Authority
        Edit the OpenSSL Configuration File
        Create Certificate-Signing Requests for vCenter Server
        Create the PFX File
        Load Replacement Certificates into Memory
      Replace Default Server Certificates with Self-Signed Certificates
        Edit the OpenSSL Configuration File
        Create a Local Root CA
        Create Certificate-Signing Requests for vCenter Server
        Create Self-Signed Certificates
        Create the PFX File
        Load Replacement Certificates into Memory
    Using Host Profiles to Ensure Identical Directory Service Settings for Multiple Hosts
      Specify How a Host Joins a Directory Service
        Create a Host Profile from Host Profiles View
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Select the Join Domain Method
        Attach Profiles from the Host
        Apply a Profile from the Host Profiles View
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters for Hosts to Access vSphere Shared Storage
      Configure Software iSCSI Adapters
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
      Configure Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
    Configuring Hosts or Clusters to Use vMotion for Increased Service Availability
      Host Configuration Requirements for vMotion
        Privilege Requirements for Managing Licenses for vMotion
        vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
        vMotion Networking Requirements
      About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements
      Set Up a Host for vMotion
        Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
        Verify that vMotion Appears as a Licensed Feature
        Configure Networking for vMotion
          Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch
          Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
            Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
            Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Set Up a Cluster for vMotion
        Create the Cluster to be Configured for EVC
        Set Up a Host for vMotion
          Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
          Verify that vMotion Appears as a Licensed Feature
          Configure Networking for vMotion
            Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch
            Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
              Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
              Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
    IT Request Fulfillment with a Library of Virtual Machine Templates
      Create Templates and Deploy Virtual Machines From Them
        Create a Virtual Machine to Use as the Template
          Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the vSphere Client
          Select the Typical Configuration Path for the New Virtual Machine
          Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
          VM Creation Example: Select a Host
          Select a Datastore in the vSphere Client
          Select an Operating System in the vSphere Client
          Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Client
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
        Create Virtual Machine Clones on Which to Install Other Applications
        Install Applications for Your Future Templates
        Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Client
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Client
        Customize the Guest Operating System After Deploying the Virtual Machine
          Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
          Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
          Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
    Creating a Role that Permits Completion of a Limited Task
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        Required Privileges for the Deploying a Virtual Machine Example
      Create and Configure a Role That Limits Users to Deploying Virtual Machines from Templates
        Define the Role to Be Assigned in the Exercise
        Assign Permissions
    Alarm Example: Setting an Alarm Action for Datastore Usage on a Disk
      Configure and Act on an Alarm in a Scenario
        Access Alarm Settings So You Can Make Changes in an Example Scenario
        Specify How the Alarm is Triggered (Condition or State-based)
        Specify Which Actions to Perform When Triggered
          Send Email as an Alarm Action
        Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
        Reset Triggered Event Alarms
    Remediating Virtual Machines to Take Advantage of Enhancements to Virtual Hardware in vSphere 5.0
      Update Manager Privileges
      Remediation Example: Remediate Virtual Machines When Virtual Hardware Upgrades Become Available
        Remediation Example: Create a Baseline Group for the Remediation by Using Existing Baselines
          Create a Virtual Machine and Virtual Appliance Baseline Group
          Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
        Remediation Example: Scan Virtual Machines and Review Compliance
          Manually Initiate a Scan of Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
          View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
          Compliance View
        Remediate Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 5 Documentation
  VMware vSphere Basics
    VMware vSphere and Virtualizing the IT Infrastructure
      Aspects of Virtualization
      VMware vSphere, a Platform for Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure
      VMware vSphere Components and Features
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
    Virtualization Layer: vSphere Datacenter
      Virtual Datacenter Architecture
        Hosts, Clusters, and Resource Pools
        VMware vSphere Distributed Services
      Network Architecture
        VMware vShield and Network Security
      Storage Architecture
    Management Layer: VMware vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Core Services
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      vCenter Server Interfaces
    Interface Layer: Accessing the Virtual Infrastructure
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
        Using the vSphere Client
        Using the vSphere Web Client
      SDKs and Command-Line Interfaces
      Direct Virtual Machine Console Access
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      How vSphere 5.0 Differs from vSphere 4.x
        Installing ESXi on a Drive with an Existing ESX or ESXi Installation or VMFS Datastore
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        vSphere Auto Deploy ESXi Installation Option
        Customizing Installations with ESXi Image Builder CLI
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      ESXi Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Providing Sufficient Space for System Logging
      Required Ports for vCenter Server
      Required Ports for the vCenter Server Appliance
      Conflict Between vCenter Server and IIS for Port 80
      DNS Requirements for vSphere
      Supported Remote Management Server Models and Minimum Firmware Versions
    Installing ESXi  Interactively
      Install ESXi Interactively
      Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
    Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a Script
      Approaches for Scripted Installation
      Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
      About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
        About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
        Locations Supported for the Installation Script
        Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
        Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
        Differences Between ESXi 4.x and ESXi 5.0 Scripted Installation and Upgrade Commands
        Disk Device Names
        About the boot.cfg File
      Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a CD or DVD Using a Script
      Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using a Script
      Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by PXE Booting the Installer
    Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
      Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
        Introduction to Auto Deploy
        Rules and Rule Sets
        Auto Deploy Boot Process
      Auto Deploy Roadmap and Cmdlet Overview
        Auto Deploy Roadmap
        Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
      Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Prepare Your System and Install the Auto Deploy Server
        Install PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
        Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets
        Set Up Bulk Licensing
      Managing Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
        Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
        Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
      Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
        Provision a Host (First Boot)
        Reprovisioning Hosts
          Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
          Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
          Applying a Host Profile to Prompt for User Input
      Setting Up an Auto Deploy Reference Host
        Understanding Reference Host Setup
        Configuring an Auto Deploy Reference Host
        Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
        Configure Host Profiles for an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface
          Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface
          Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host
      Advanced Management Tasks
        Reregister Auto Deploy
        Use Hosts with Static IP Addresses
        Using Auto Deploy with the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
          Set Up the vCenter Server Appliance to Use a Standalone Auto Deploy Server
          Set Up Auto Deploy on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Customizing Hosts with Answer Files
      Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
        Auto Deploy Best Practices
        Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
        Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
        vmware-fdm Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
        Recovering from Database Corruption on the Auto Deploy Server
      Auto Deploy Proof of Concept Setup
        Proof of Concept Preinstallation Checklist
        Install the TFTP Server
        Install and Set Up vSphere PowerCLI
        Prepare Auto Deploy Target Hosts
        Prepare the DHCP Server
        Prepare the DNS Server
        Install Auto Deploy Server Software
        Configure the Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment
        Prepare the ESXi Software Depot
        Set Up the First Host and Provision with Auto Deploy
          Write Rules for the First Host
          Provision the First Host
        Configure the Proof of Concept Reference Host
        Create a Host Profile
        Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
        Provision All Hosts and Create Answer Files
    Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI
      Understanding Image Builder
        Image Builder Overview
        Software Depots and Their Components
        Image Builder PowerCLI Overview
        Image Profiles
          Acceptance Levels
        Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
      Image Builder Installation and Usage
        Install Image Builder PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
        Using Image Builder Cmdlets
      Image Builder Common Tasks
        Create an Image Profile
        Add VIBs to an Image Profile
        Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
        Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
        Working with Acceptance Levels
          Change the Host Acceptance Level
          Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Image Builder Workflows
        Examining Depot Contents
        Creating Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
        Creating Image Profiles from Scratch Workflow
        Editing Image Profiles Workflow
    Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Autoconfiguration
      About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
        Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
        Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
        Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port Using the vSphere Client
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
      Set the Password for the Administrator Account
      Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
        Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
        Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
      Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
      Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
      Managing ESXi  Remotely
      Configuring Network Settings
        Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
        Set the VLAN ID
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
           Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Client
        Configuring DNS for ESXi
          Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure DNS Suffixes
        Test the Management Network
        Restart the Management Agents
        Restart the Management Network
        Disable the Management Network
        Restoring the Standard Switch
        Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
      Storage Behavior
        About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Client
          Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      View System Logs
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Enable Lockdown Mode Using the Direct Console
      Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
      Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Reset the System Configuration
      Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
      Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
      Disable ESXi
    After You Install and Set Up ESXi
      Managing the ESXi Host with the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Convert an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        Recording the ESXi License Key
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
          Access the ESXi License Key from the vSphere Client
    Preparing vCenter Server Databases
      vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
      Create a 64-Bit DSN
      Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database
      About the Bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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
        Configure a Connection to a Local DB2 Database on Microsoft Windows
        Prepare to Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database
        Configure a Connection to a Remote DB2 Database on Linux, UNIX, or Microsoft Windows
        Configure an IBM DB2 Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
      Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
        Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server
        Set Database Permissions By Manually Creating Database Roles and the VMW Schema
        Set Database Permissions by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
        Use a Script to Create a vCenter Server User by Using the dbo Schema and db_owner Database Role
        Use a Script to Create a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
        Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
        Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
        Configure a Microsoft SQL Server Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
      Configure Oracle Databases
        Configure an Oracle Database User
        Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
        Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
        Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
        Configure an Oracle Database Connection for Remote Access
        Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
        Configure an Oracle Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
    Before You Install vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Prerequisites
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Fails to Start When Installed as a Local System Account on a Local SQL Server Database with Integrated Windows NT Authentication
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      Configure the URLs on a Standalone vCenter Server System
      Running the vCenter Server and vSphere Client Installers from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server in a Virtual Machine
      Download and Deploy the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    After You Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
        Download the vSphere Client
        Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client
        Install and Start the vSphere Web Client
        Install the Update Manager Server
        Install vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
        Install vSphere Syslog Collector
        Install vSphere Auto Deploy
        Install VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Uninstall VMware vSphere Components
      Creating vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
        Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
        Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
        Joining 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
        Configure the URLs on a Linked Mode vCenter Server System
        Set the IP Address for a Linked Mode vCenter Server with Multiple Network Interfaces
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Using a License Server to Manage Version 3.5 ESX or ESXi Hosts
      VMware vCenter Management Webservices Service Fails to Start
      Back Up the Inventory Service Database on Windows
      Restore an Inventory Service Database Backup on Windows
      Back Up the Inventory Service Database on Linux
      Restore an Inventory Service Database Backup on Linux
      Update the vCenter Inventory Service URL Configuration
      Reset the vCenter Inventory Service Database
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    About the Upgrade Process
    How vSphere 5.0 Differs from vSphere 4.x
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      ESXi Support for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
      vCenter Server and vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Providing Sufficient Space for System Logging
      Required Ports for vCenter Server
      Required Ports for the vCenter Server Appliance
      Conflict Between vCenter Server and IIS for Port 80
      DNS Requirements for vSphere
      Supported Remote Management Server Models and Minimum Firmware Versions
      Update Manager Hardware Requirements
        Supported Operating Systems and Database Formats
    Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0
      Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
        About the vCenter Server 5.0.x Upgrade
        vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
        Best Practices for vCenter Server Upgrades
        Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
        vCenter Server Database Patch and Configuration Requirements
        Supported Database Upgrades
        Configure vCenter Server to Communicate with the Local Database
        Back Up VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6 or Higher
        About the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker
        Run the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker
        Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
        Download the vCenter Server Installer
        DNS Load Balancing Solutions and vCenter Server Datastore Naming
        Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
        vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When You Restore a Microsoft SQL 2000 Backup to the vCenter Server Database
        Updating Version 3.5 Hosts in High Availability Clusters Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Upgrade to vCenter Server 5.0
      Upgrade to vCenter Server on a Different Machine and Upgrade the Database
        Back Up and Move a Local 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 and Restore an IBM DB2 Database
          Variables for IBM DB2 Backup and Restore Commands
        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 the Bundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the Destination Machine
          Restore the vCenter Server Configuration and Nonbundled Database and Install vCenter Server on the New Machine
        Update the vCenter Server Name for Plug-Ins
        Migrate a License Server Installed on the Same Machine as vCenter Server
      Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware.com Repository
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a Zipped Update Bundle
      Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from the CD-ROM Drive
      vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
      After You Upgrade vCenter Server
        Download the vSphere Client
        Upgrade the vSphere Client
        Using a License Server to Manage Version 3.5 ESX or ESXi Hosts
        License Server Upgrade Scenarios
        Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
        Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
        Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
        Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
        Restore VirtualCenter or vCenter Server
        Upgrading Datastore and Network Permissions
          Datastore Privileges
          Update Datastore Permissions
          Network Privileges
          Update Network Permissions
    Upgrading Update Manager
      Upgrade the Update Manager Server
      Upgrade the Update Manager Client Plug-In
    Upgrading and Migrating Your Hosts
      Preparing to Upgrade Hosts
        Best Practices for ESXi Upgrades and Migrations
        Files and Configuration Settings Affected by the Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.0
          Migrating ESX 4.x Files and Settings to ESXi 5.0
          Firewall Configuration Changes After Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.0
          Resource Pool Settings Affected by the Upgrade from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.0
          SSH Configuration Affected by Upgrading or Migrating to ESXi 5.0
        Networking Changes in ESXi 5.0
          ESX 4.x Service Console Port Group Removed in Migration to ESXi 5.0
        Partitioning Changes from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.0
          Partitioning in New ESXi 5.0 Installations
          Partitioning in Upgraded ESXi 5.0 Hosts
        ESXi 5.0.x Upgrade and Update Options
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Supported Upgrades and Updates to ESXi 5.0.x
        Using Manually Assigned IP Addresses for Upgrades and Migrations Performed with vSphere Update Manager
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
            Sample DHCP Configuration
            About PXE Configuration Files
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
            PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Using Remote Management Applications
      Performing the Upgrade or Migration
        Using vSphere Update Manager to Perform Orchestrated Host Upgrades
          Configuring Host and Cluster Settings
          Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Using vSphere Update Manager
            Configure Host Maintenance Mode Settings
            Configure Cluster Settings
            Enable Remediation of PXE Booted ESXi 5.0 Hosts
            Import Host Upgrade Images and Create Host Upgrade Baselines
            Create a Host Baseline Group
            Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
            Manually Initiate a Scan of ESX/ESXi Hosts
            View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
            Remediate Hosts Against an Upgrade Baseline
            Remediate Hosts Against Baseline Groups
        Upgrade or Migrate Hosts Interactively
        Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a Script
          Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
            Boot Options
          About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
            Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
            Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
            Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
              Differences Between ESXi 4.x and ESXi 5.0 Scripted Installation and Upgrade Commands
            Disk Device Names
            About the boot.cfg File
          Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a CD or DVD Using a Script
          Install, Upgrade, or Migrate ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using a Script
          Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by PXE Booting the Installer
        Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
          Reprovisioning Hosts
          Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
          Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
          Applying a Host Profile to Prompt for User Input
          Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
          Test and Repair Rule Compliance
        Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
          VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
          Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
            Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
          Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
          Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
          Update a Host with Individual VIBs
          Update a Host with Image Profiles
          Update Hosts with Third-Party ZIP Files
          Remove VIBs from a Host
          Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with esxcli
          Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
          Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
          Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
        Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      After You Upgrade or Migrate Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
          Reapplying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 5.0
          Convert an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      About VMware Tools
        Upgrading VMware Tools
      About Virtual Machines and Host Upgrades
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
      Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Virtual Machines with vSphere Update Manager
        Create a Virtual Appliance Upgrade Baseline
        Create a Virtual Machine and Virtual Appliance Baseline Group
        Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
        Manually Initiate a Scan of Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
        View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
        Remediate Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Configure a Virtual Machine to Upgrade VMware Tools Automatically
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware
      Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines
      Uninstall VMware Tools
    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
      Migrating ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x Hosts to ESXi 5.0 in a PXE-Booted Auto Deploy Installation
      Upgrading vSphere Components Separately in a VMware View Environment
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    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
      Register a vCenter Server System with the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
    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 vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      Save vSphere Client Data
      Working with Active Sessions
        View Active Sessions
        Terminate Active Sessions
        Send a Message to All Active Users
    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
        View 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 the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Log In to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web Console
        Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Network Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Start vCenter Server in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Stop vCenter Server in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Start or Stop ESXi Services in the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Change the Administrator Password for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Enable or Disable SSH Administrator Login on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Inventory Size for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure ESXi Dump Collector on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure ESXi Auto Deploy Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure NFS Storage on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Syslog Collector Ports on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure Authentication Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
    Using vCenter Server in Linked Mode
      Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
      Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
      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
      Monitor vCenter Server Services
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Datacenters
      Add Hosts
      Create Clusters
      Create Resource Pools
      Create a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Folder in the vSphere Web Client
      Create Datastores
      Create Host-Wide Networks
      Create Datacenter-Wide Networks
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      Licensing for ESXi 5.0 Hosts
        Assigning a vSphere 5.0 License Key
        vRAM Entitlement and Pooling
          vRAM Pooling
          Calculating the vRAM Usage
          Compliance Rules
          Extending a vRAM Pool
      Licensing for vCenter Server 5.0
      Solution Licensing
      Licensing ESXi Hosts and vCenter Server After Upgrade
      vCenter Server License Inventory
      License Management Permissions
      About the License Portal
      Managing Licenses
        View License Information
        Add a License Key and Assign It to an Asset
        Add License Keys to the License Inventory
        Assign a License Key to Assets
        Export License Information
        Managing Licenses on ESXi Hosts
          License a Host When Adding It to the vCenter Server Inventory
          License an ESXi Host Without vCenter Server
          View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
          Set an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
        Managing Licenses on ESX/ESXi 3.5 Hosts
          Configure vCenter Server to Use a License Server
      Viewing License Use
        View the License Use for Multiple Products
        View License Use Details for a Single Product
        Licensing Details for a Selected Product
        View Details for a License Key
        Details for a License Key
        Export a License Use Report
        License Use Data in an Exported Report
        Set a Threshold for the License Use of a Product
    System Log Files
      View System Log Entries
      View System Logs on an ESXi Host
      External System Logs
        ESXi System Logs
        vSphere Client System Logs
      Export System Log Files
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Collecting Log Files
        Set Verbose Logging
        Collect vSphere Log Files
        Collect ESXi Log Files
        Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
        ESXi VMkernel Files
    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
        Filter the Events List
        Use Keywords to Filter the Events List
        Trigger and Alarm on an Event
        Export Events Data
      Report Errors to VMware
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
      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
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      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
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    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
      vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client
    About Provisioning Virtual Machines
    Deploying Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Deploy from a Template
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Create a Virtual Machine without a Template or Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Create a Virtual Machine without a Template or Clone
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Select a Virtual Machine Version
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Select to Clone a Virtual Machine
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource Pool
        Select a Datastore
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
    Creating a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the vSphere Client
      Select a Configuration Option for the New Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Select a Host or Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Select a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
      Select a Datastore in the vSphere Client
      Select a Virtual Machine Version in the vSphere Client
      Select an Operating System in the vSphere Client
      Select the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Memory in the vSphere Client
      Configure Networks in the vSphere Client
      Select a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Client
      Selecting a Virtual Disk Type
        Create a Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Use an Existing Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Client
      Installing a Guest Operating System
        Using PXE with Virtual Machines
        Install a Guest Operating System from Media
    Working with Templates and Clones in the vSphere Client
      Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Template in the vSphere Client
        Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone Virtual Machine to Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone a Template in the vSphere Client
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Client
      Change Template Software or Virtual Machine Configuration
      Change Template Name in the vSphere Client
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory in the vSphere Client
        Delete a Template from the Disk in the vSphere Client
        Reregister Templates in the vSphere Client
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Configure a Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses During Guest Operating System Customization in the vSphere Client
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
        Managing Customization Specifications in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in the vSphere Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Client
          Edit a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
          Import a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
    Deploying OVF Templates
      About OVF
      Deploy an OVF Template
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tool
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from a Microsoft Web Site
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from the Windows Operating System CD
    Configuring Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Hardware, Options, and Resources Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
      Determine the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Client
        Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Hot-Plug Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in vSphere Web Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in the vSphere Client
        Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Client
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Memory Hot-Add Settings in the vSphere Client
        Associate Memory Allocation with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Web Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Client
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Change the Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
        Associate a Virtual Machine Storage Profile with a Virtual Machine and Its Virtual Disks
      SCSI Controller Configuration
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtual SCSI Controller
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Client
      Configuring vServices
        Add a vService Dependency
        Edit a vService Dependency
        Remove a vService Dependency
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Connect USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add USB Devices From a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough from a Client Computer
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices From a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Web Client
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Client
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Logging in the vSphere Client
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration in the vSphere Web Client
      Disable Acceleration in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Client
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Select vApp Name and Location
        Allocate vApp Resources
        Complete the vApp Creation
      Create a vApp in the vSphere Client
        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 a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Create an Object Inside the vApp in the vSphere Client
        Add an Object to a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
        Add an Object to a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Edit vApp Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Properties in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure vApp Product Properties in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit vApp Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Edit vApp Resources
        Edit vApp Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
        Edit IP Allocation Policy
        View Additional OVF Sections
        Add a vService Dependency
        Edit a vService Dependency
        Remove a vService Dependency
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Power On a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Power Off a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Power Off a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Suspend a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Suspend a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Resume a vApp in the vSphere Web Client
      Resume a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Edit vApp Annotation in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit vApp Annotation in the vSphere Client
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
      Open a Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Web Client
      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
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Go to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Go To a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Client
      Migrating Virtual Machines
        Virtual Machine Configuration Requirements for vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Client
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere 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
      Clone a Host Profile
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Enable Compliance Check
      Manage Profiles
        Attaching Host or Cluster Entities to a Host Profile
          Attach Entities from the Host Profiles View
          Attach Profiles 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
        Enable a Profile Configuration
      Checking Compliance
        Check Compliance from the Host Profiles View
        Check Compliance from Host
        Check Cluster Compliance
      Managing Profiles for Hosts Provisioned with vSphere Auto Deploy
        Check Answer File Status
        Update Answer File
        Import Answer File
        Export Answer File
        Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services
      View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
      View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Standard 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 on a vSphere Standard Switch
        View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Number of Ports for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter
        Add Uplink Adapters
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Configuring a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Manage Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Set the Number of Ports Per Host on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
        View Network Adapter Information for a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Newer Version
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor Distributed Port State
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
      Configuring vSphere Distributed Switch Network Adapters
        Managing Physical Adapters
          Add an Uplink to a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove an Uplink from a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove NICs from Active Virtual Machines
        Managing Virtual Network Adapters
          Create a VMkernel Network Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Migrate a Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Standard Switch
          Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Remove a Virtual Adapter
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to Or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
    Managing Network Resources
      vSphere Network I/O Control
        Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a Network Resource Pool
        Add or Remove Distributed Port Groups from a Network Resource Pool
        Edit Network Resource Pool Settings
        Delete a Network Resource Pool
      TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
        Enabling TSO
          Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine
        Enabling Jumbo Frames
          Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Standard Switch
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch
          Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
      DirectPath I/O
        Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine
    Networking Policies
      Load Balancing and Failover Policy
        Edit Failover and Load Balancing Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port Teaming and Failover Policies
      VLAN Policy
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port
      Security Policy
        Edit Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception for a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port Security Policies
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Traffic Shaping Policies
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Blocking Policies
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Advanced Networking
      Enable Internet Protocol Version 6 Support
      VLAN Configuration
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Create a Port Mirroring Session
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
          Choose Port Mirroring Sources
          Choose Port Mirroring Destinations
          Verify New Port Mirroring Settings
        View Port Mirroring Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Sources
        Edit Port Mirroring Destinations
      Configure NetFlow Settings
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View Switch Information on the vSphere Client
      Change the DNS and Routing Configuration
      MAC Addresses
        MAC Address Generation
        Set Up a MAC Address
      Mounting NFS Volumes
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Supported Storage Adapters
        Displaying Storage Adapters
        View Storage Adapters Information
        Copy Storage Adapter Identifiers to the Clipboard
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Viewing Storage Devices
        Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
        Copy Storage Device Identifiers to the Clipboard
      Displaying Datastores
        Review Datastore Properties
      How Virtual Machines Access Storage
      Comparing Types of Storage
    Overview of Using ESXi with a SAN
      ESXi and SAN Use Cases
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESXi
      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
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Layered Applications
        Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
        File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Third-Party Management Applications
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Using Third-Party Backup Packages
    Using ESXi with Fibre Channel SAN
      Fibre Channel SAN Concepts
        Ports in Fibre Channel SAN
        Fibre Channel Storage Array Types
      Using Zoning with Fibre Channel SANs
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a Fibre Channel SAN
    Configuring Fibre Channel Storage
      ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Requirements
        ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Restrictions
        Setting LUN Allocations
        Setting Fibre Channel HBAs
      Installation and Setup Steps
      Configuring FCoE Adapters
        Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
        Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
        Add Software FCoE Adapters
      N-Port ID Virtualization
        How NPIV-Based LUN Access Works
        Requirements for Using NPIV
        NPIV Capabilities and Limitations
        Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
        Modify WWN Assignments
    Modifying Fibre Channel Storage for ESXi
      Testing ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Setup Considerations for Fibre Channel SAN Arrays
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
        EMC CLARiiON AX100 and RDM
        EMC CLARiiON AX100 Display Problems with Inactive Connections
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      IBM System Storage DS4800 Storage Systems
        Configuring the Hardware for SAN Failover with DS4800 Storage Servers
        Disabling Auto Volume Transfer
        Configure Storage Processor Sense Data
      IBM Systems Storage 8000 and IBM ESS800
      HP StorageWorks Storage Systems
        HP StorageWorks EVA
        HP StorageWorks XP
      Hitachi Data Systems Storage
      NetApp Storage
      LSI-Based Storage Systems
    Booting ESXi from Fibre Channel SAN
      Boot from SAN Benefits
      Boot from Fibre Channel SAN Requirements and Considerations
      Getting Ready for Boot from SAN
        Configure SAN Components and Storage System
        Configure Storage Adapter to Boot from SAN
        Set Up Your System to Boot from Installation Media
      Configure Emulex HBA to Boot from SAN
        Enable the BootBIOS Prompt
        Enable the BIOS
      Configure QLogic HBA to Boot from SAN
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Optimizing Fibre Channel SAN Storage Performance
        Storage Array Performance
        Server Performance with Fibre Channel
      Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Checklist
    Using ESXi with iSCSI SAN
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Establishing iSCSI Connections
        iSCSI Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on an iSCSI SAN
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters and Storage
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations for iSCSI
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Disable the Software iSCSI Adapter
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery
        Set Up Static Discovery
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for iSCSI Initiator
        Set Up CHAP Credentials for Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
    Modifying iSCSI Storage Systems for ESXi
      Testing ESXi iSCSI SAN Configurations
      General Considerations for iSCSI SAN Storage Systems
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems
      EMC Symmetrix Storage Systems
      Enable HP StorageWorks MSA1510i to Communicate with ESXi
      HP StorageWorks EVA Storage Systems
      NetApp Storage Systems
      Dell EqualLogic Storage Systems
      HP StorageWorks 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 Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapter for SAN Boot
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Configuring iBFT Boot from SAN
          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
    Best Practices for iSCSI Storage
      Preventing iSCSI SAN Problems
      Optimizing iSCSI SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance with iSCSI
        Network Performance
      Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
      iSCSI SAN Configuration Checklist
    Working with Datastores
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        How VMFS5 Differs from VMFS3
        VMFS Datastores and Storage Disk Formats
        VMFS Datastores as Repositories
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across Hosts
        VMFS Metadata Updates
        VMFS Locking Mechanisms
        Creating and Increasing VMFS Datastores
          Create a VMFS Datastore
          Changing VMFS Datastore Properties
          Increase a VMFS Datastore
        Upgrading VMFS Datastores
          Upgrade VMFS2 Datastores to VMFS3
          Upgrade VMFS3 Datastores to VMFS5
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
        Delete VMFS Datastores
        Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations
          Perform Storage Rescan
          Change the Number of Scanned LUNs
        Turn off Storage Filters
          Storage Filtering
        Turn off ATS Locking
      NFS Datastores
        NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
        Create NFS Datastores
      Unmount VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Rename VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Group VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Handling Storage Device Disconnections
        Planned Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
          Mount Shared VMFS Datastores
          Mount Unshared VMFS Datastores
        Unplanned Device Loss
          Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
      Creating a Diagnostic Partition
        Create a Diagnostic Partition
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
    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
      Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
      Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN
    Solid State Disks Enablement
      Benefits of SSD Enablement
      Auto-Detection of SSD Devices
      Tag Devices as SSD
      Untag an SSD Device
      Untag an Automatically Detected SSD Device
      Tag Devices as Local
      Identify SSD Devices
      Identifying a Virtual SSD Device
      Best Practices for SSD Devices
        Estimate SSD Lifetime
    VMkernel and Storage
      Storage APIs
    Understanding Multipathing and Failover
      Failover with Fibre Channel
      Host-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Array-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Path Failover and Virtual Machines
        Set Timeout on Windows Guest OS
      Managing Multiple Paths
      VMware Multipathing Module
        VMware SATPs
        VMware PSPs
        VMware NMP Flow of I/O
      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
      Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
        Multipathing Considerations
        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
    Storage Hardware Acceleration
      Hardware Acceleration Benefits
      Hardware Acceleration Requirements
      Hardware Acceleration Support Status
      Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Managing Hardware Acceleration on Block Storage Devices
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins and Filter
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Details
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
      Hardware Acceleration on NAS Devices
        Install NAS Plug-In
        Uninstall NAS Plug-Ins
        Update NAS Plug-Ins
        Verify Hardware Acceleration Status for NAS
      Hardware Acceleration Considerations
    Storage Thin Provisioning
      Storage Over-Subscription
      Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
          About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      Array Thin Provisioning and VMFS Datastores
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
        Disable Space Reclamation
        Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
    Using Storage Vendor Providers
      Vendor Providers and Storage Data Representation
      Vendor Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Storage Status Reporting
      Register Vendor Providers
        Securing Communication with Vendor Providers
      View Vendor Provider Information
      Unregister Vendor Providers
      Update Vendor Providers
    Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
      Understanding Storage Capabilities
        View Existing Storage Capabilities
        Add a User-Defined Storage Capability
        Edit the Description of a User-Defined Storage Capability
        Associate a User-Defined Storage Capability with a Datastore
        Associate a User-Defined Storage Capability with Multiple Datastores
        Remove a Storage Capability
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Profiles
        Enable Virtual Machine Storage Profiles on a Host or a Cluster
        Edit a Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Associate a Virtual Machine Storage Profile with a Virtual Machine and Its Virtual Disks
        Check Storage Compliance with Virtual Machine Storage Profile
        Check Storage Compliance for a Virtual Machine
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
          Creating a VMFS File System
          Example for Creating a VMFS File System
          Extending an Existing VMFS Volume
          Example for Extending a VMFS Volume
          Growing an Existing Extent
          Upgrading a VMFS Datastore
        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 Disk or RDM
          Example for Cloning a Virtual Disk
          Migrate Virtual Machines Between Different VMware Products
          Extending a Virtual Disk
          Upgrading Virtual Disks
          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
          Checking Disk Chain for Consistency
        Storage Device Options
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
          Breaking Device Locks
    vSphere Storage Appliance
      Updated Information
      Introduction to vSphere Storage Appliance
        What Is a VSA Cluster?
        VSA Cluster Components
        VSA Cluster Architecture
        VSA Cluster Network Architecture
        How a VSA Cluster Handles Failures
        Differences Between VSA Clusters and Storage Area Networks
        VSA Cluster Capacity
          Calculating Capacity of a VSA Cluster with RAID10 Configuration
          Calculate Capacity of a VSA Cluster with RAID5 and RAID6
          VSA Cluster Disk Capacity
      Install and Configure the VSA Cluster Environment
        vSphere Storage Appliance Planning Checklist
        VSA Cluster Requirements
          Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server in a VSA Cluster
          Hardware Requirements for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Software Configuration Required for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Network Switch Requirements for a VSA Cluster
          IP Address Requirements for a VSA Cluster
        Configure RAID on a Dell Server
        Configure RAID on an HP Server
        Configure VLAN IDs on the Ethernet Switches
        ESXi Installation
          Required Information for ESXi Installation
          Install ESXi Interactively
        Configure the ESXi Hosts
          Log In to an ESXi Host
          Change the root Password of an ESXi Host
          Assign a Static IP Address to an ESXi Host
          Assign a VLAN ID to an ESXi Host
          Specify a Hostname and DNS Servers for an ESXi Host
          Test the Management Network of an ESXi Host
        vCenter Server Installation
          vCenter Server Prerequisites
          Install vCenter Server
        Install the vSphere Client
        Create a Datacenter and Add Hosts to It
        VSA Manager System and Software Requirements
        Install VSA Manager
        Uninstall VSA Manager
      Creating a VSA Cluster
        Manual Creation of the VSA Cluster
          Create a VSA Cluster
        Automated Creation of a VSA Cluster
          VSA Automated Installer Requirements
          Create a VSA Cluster with the VSA Automated Installer
          VSA Automated Installer Options
        Verify the VSA Datastores
        Delete a VSA Cluster
      Maintaining a VSA Cluster
        Memory Overcommitment Not Supported in a VSA Cluster
          Set Memory Reservation on a Virtual Machine
          Disable VMX Swapping on a Virtual Machine
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on the Entire VSA Cluster
          Take Down the VSA Cluster for Maintenance
          Bring Up the VSA Cluster After Maintenance
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on a VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a VSA Cluster Member
        Change the VSA Cluster Password
        Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
          Put the VSA Cluster in Reconfigure Network Mode
          Reconfigure the Network Settings of the vCenter Server System
          Reconfigure the Network Settings of the ESXi Hosts
          Remove Feature Port Groups From the ESXi Hosts
          Reconnect the ESXi Hosts to vCenter Server
          Enable the VSA Manager Plug-In
          Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
      Monitoring a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Datastore
        View Information About a VSA Cluster Member
        View a Graphical Map of a VSA Cluster
      Troubleshooting a VSA Cluster
        Collect VSA Cluster Logs
        VSA Manager Tab Does Not Appear in vSphere Client
        VSA Cluster Member Failure
        Repair the Connection with the VSA Cluster Service
        Restart the VSA Cluster Service
        vCenter Server Failure
        Recover an Existing VSA Cluster
  vSphere Security
    Updated Information
    Security for ESXi Systems
      ESXi 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 ESXi Host
          Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Security Resources and Information
    Securing ESXi Configurations
      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 ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        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
        Standard Switch Protection and VLANs
      Securing Standard 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
      Cipher Strength
        SSH Security
    Securing the Management Interface
      General Security Recommendations
      ESXi Firewall Configuration
        Rule Set Configuration Files
        Allow or Deny Access to an ESXi Service or Management Agent
        Add Allowed IP Addresses
        NFS Client Rule Set Behavior
        Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
          Set Service or Client Startup Options
      ESXi Firewall Commands
    Authentication and User Management
      Securing ESXi Through Authentication and Permissions
      Managing vSphere Users
        Best Practices for vSphere Users
        Add a Local User
        Modify the Settings for a User on the Host
        Remove a User from a Host
        Removing or Modifying vCenter Server Users
        Sort, Export, and View Users and Groups
      Managing vSphere Groups
        Best Practices for vSphere Groups
        Add a Group
        Remove a Group from a Host
        Add or Remove Users from a Group
      Password Requirements
      Assigning 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
        root User Permissions
        vpxuser Permissions
        dcui User 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
      Assigning Roles
        Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        Default Roles for ESXi and vCenter Server
          Create a Role
          Clone a Role
          Edit a Role
          Remove a Role
          Rename a Role
        Direct Console User Interface Access
      Using Active Directory to Manage Users and Groups
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
      Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Install the vSphere Authentication Proxy Service
        Configure a Host to Use the vSphere Authentication Proxy for Authentication
        Authenticating vSphere Authentication Proxy to ESXi
          Export vSphere Authentication Proxy Certificate
          Import a vSphere Authentication Proxy Server Certificate to ESXi
        Use Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain
        View Authentication Proxy Settings
    Encryption and Security Certificates for ESXi and vCenter Server
      Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints
      Generate New Certificates for ESXi
      Replace a Default Host Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate
      Replace a Default ESXi Certificate with a CA-Signed Certificate Using the vifs Command
      Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
      Configure SSL Timeouts
      Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
        Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
    Lockdown Mode
      Lockdown Mode Behavior
      Lockdown Mode Configurations
      Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Client
      Enable Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
        Use the vSphere Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
    Best Practices for Virtual Machine and Host Security
      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
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
      Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Host Password Strength and Complexity
        Change Default Password Complexity for the pam_passwdqc.so Plug-In
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms
      Datacenter
      Datastore
      Datastore Cluster
      Distributed Virtual Port Group
      ESX Agent Manager
      Extension
      Folder
      Global
      Host CIM
      Host Configuration
      Host Inventory
      Host Local Operations
      Host vSphere Replication
      Host Profile
      Network
      Performance
      Permissions
      Profile-driven Storage
      Resource
      Scheduled Task
      Sessions
      Storage Views
      Tasks
      vApp
      Virtual Machine Configuration
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations
      Virtual Machine Interaction
      Virtual Machine Inventory
      Virtual Machine Provisioning
      Virtual Machine State
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication
      vServices
      vSphere Distributed Switch
      VRM Policy
  vSphere Resource Management
    About vSphere Resource Management
    Getting Started with 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
      Admission Control
    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 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
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management
    Memory Virtualization Basics
      Virtual Machine Memory
      Memory Overcommitment
      Memory Sharing
      Software-Based Memory Virtualization
      Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
    Administering Memory Resources
      Understanding Memory Overhead
        Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
      How ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        VMX Swap Files
      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
      Swapping to Host Cache
        Configure the Host Cache
      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
      Memory Reliability
        Correct an Error Isolation Notification
    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
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool
      Edit a Resource Pool
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool
      Remove 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
        Shared Storage Requirements
        Shared VMFS Volume Requirements
        Processor Compatibility Requirements
        vMotion Requirements for DRS Clusters
      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
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
      Removing a Host from a Cluster
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Using Standby Mode
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for vSphere DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM
        Enabling vSphere DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          vSphere DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring vSphere DPM
      Using DRS Affinity Rules
        Create a Host DRS Group
        Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
    Creating a Datastore Cluster
      Initial Placement and Ongoing Balancing
      Storage Migration Recommendations
      Create a Datastore Cluster
      Enable and Disable Storage DRS
      Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters
      Setting the Aggressiveness Level for Storage DRS
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules
      Datastore Cluster Requirements
      Adding and Removing Datastores from a Datastore Cluster
    Using Datastore Clusters to Manage Storage Resources
      Using Storage DRS Maintenance Mode
        Place a Datastore in Maintenance Mode
        Ignore Storage DRS Rules
      Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
        Refresh Storage DRS Recommendations
      Change Storage DRS Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Off-Hours SDRS Scheduled Task
      Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Override VMDK Affinity Rules
      Clear Storage DRS Statistics
      Storage vMotion Compatibility with Datastore Clusters
    Using NUMA Systems with ESXi
      What is NUMA?
        Challenges for Operating Systems
      How ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
        Home Nodes and Initial Placement
        Dynamic Load Balancing and Page Migration
        Transparent Page Sharing Optimized for NUMA
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Using Virtual NUMA
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Virtual NUMA Controls
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes
    Advanced Attributes
      Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Advanced Memory Attributes
        Advanced NUMA Attributes
        Advanced Virtual NUMA Attributes
      Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
    Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service
      Getting Started with MSCS
        Clustering Configuration Overview
          Clustering MSCS Virtual Machines on a Single Host
          Clustering Virtual Machines Across Physical Hosts
          Clustering Physical Machines with Virtual Machines
        Hardware and Software Requirements for Clustering
        Supported Shared Storage Configurations
        vSphere MSCS Setup Limitations
        MSCS and Booting from a SAN
        Set up CCR and DAG Groups
      Cluster Virtual Machines on One Physical Host
        Create the First Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Create the Second Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Add Hard Disks to the First Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for Clusters on One Physical Host
      Cluster Virtual Machines Across Physical Hosts
        Create the First Node for MSCS Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Create the Second Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Add Hard Disks to the First Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for Clusters Across Physical Hosts
      Cluster Physical and Virtual Machines
        Create the First Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Create the Second Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Add Hard Disks to the Second Node for a Cluster of Physical and Virtual Machines
        Install Microsoft Cluster Service
        Create Additional Physical-Virtual Pairs
      Use MSCS in an vSphere HA and vSphere DRS Environment
        Enable vSphere HA and vSphere DRS in a vCenter Server Cluster (MSCS)
        Create VM-VM Affinity Rules for MSCS Virtual Machines
        Enable Strict Enforcement of Affinity Rules (MSCS)
        Set DRS Automation Level for MSCS Virtual Machines
        Using vSphere DRS Groups and VM-Host Affinity Rules with MSCS Virtual Machines
          Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group (MSCS)
          Create a Host DRS Group (MSCS)
          Set up VM-Host Affinity Rules for DRS Groups (MSCS)
      vSphere MSCS Setup Checklist
  vSphere Availability
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      vSphere HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
    Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters
      How vSphere HA Works
        Master and Slave Hosts
        Host Failure Types and Detection
        Network Partitions
        Datastore Heartbeating
        vSphere HA Security
        Using vSphere HA and DRS Together
      vSphere HA Admission Control
        Host Failures Cluster Tolerates Admission Control Policy
        Percentage of Cluster Resources Reserved Admission Control Policy
        Specify Failover Hosts Admission Control Policy
        Choosing an Admission Control Policy
      vSphere HA Checklist
      Creating a vSphere HA Cluster
        Create a vSphere HA Cluster
        Cluster Features
        Host Monitoring
        Enabling or Disabling Admission Control
        Virtual Machine Options
        VM and Application Monitoring
      Customizing vSphere HA Behavior
        Set Advanced vSphere HA Options
        vSphere HA Advanced Attributes
        Customize vSphere HA Behavior for an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for vSphere HA Clusters
        Best Practices for Networking
        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 vSphere 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
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Configuration Recommendations
  vSphere Monitoring and Performance
    Monitoring Inventory Objects with Performance Charts
      Performance Chart Types
      Data Counters
      Metric Groups
      Data Collection Intervals
      Data Collection Levels
      View Charts
        Performance Charts View Menu Options
      Create Custom Charts
        View Advanced Performance Charts
          Set Advanced Performance Charts as the Default
        Change Advanced Chart Settings
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Save Chart Data to a File
        Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet
      Troubleshoot and Enhance Performance
        Solutions for Consistently High CPU Usage
        Solutions for Memory Performance Problems
        Solutions for Storage Performance Problems
        Solutions for Disk Performance Problems
        Solutions for Poor Network Performance
      Why are my charts empty?
    Monitoring Guest Operating System Performance
      Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
      View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
    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
    Monitoring Storage Resources
      Working with Storage Reports
        Display Storage Reports
        Filter Storage Reports
        Customize Storage Reports
        Export Storage Reports
      Working with Storage Maps
        Display Storage Maps
        Move Items on Storage Maps
        Hide Items on Storage Maps
        Export Storage Maps
    Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
      View Events
      View System Logs
        Export Events Data
      View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions
      Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
      Reset Triggered Event Alarms
      Identify Disabled Alarm Actions
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    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
    Monitoring Networked Devices with SNMP and vSphere
      Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
      Configure SNMP for ESXi
        Configure SNMP Communities
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the Source used by the SNMP Agent for Hardware Events
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Traps
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
      SNMP Diagnostics
      Using SNMP with Guest Operating Systems
      VMware MIB Files
        VMWARE-ROOT-MIB
        VMWARE-CIMOM-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
  vSphere Troubleshooting
    Updated Information
    Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
        Hardware Virtualization Not Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Not 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
        Primary VM Suffers Out of Space Error
        Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine Failovers
      Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
        Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
        USB Passthrough Device Is Nonresponsive
        Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Recover Orphaned Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Does Not Power On After Cloning or Deploying from Template
    Troubleshooting Hosts
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi Host Certificates
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to the Database
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to Managed Hosts
        New vCenter Server Certificate Does Not Appear to Load
        Regenerate Certificates for an ESXi Host
        Cannot Configure vSphere HA When Using Custom SSL Certificates
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Host States
        vSphere HA Agent Is in the Agent Unreachable State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialized State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Initialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Host Failed State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Partitioned State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Isolated State
      Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
        Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        vmware-fdm Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server Plug-Ins
      Linked Mode Troubleshooting
        Joining a Linked Mode Group
        Configure a Windows Firewall to Allow a Specified Program Access
        Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Configuring Logging for the VMware Inventory Service
      Authentication Token Manipulation Error
      Active Directory Rule Set Error Causes Host Profile Compliance Failure
    Troubleshooting Clusters
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Admission Control
        Red Cluster Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Unable to Power On Virtual Machine Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Fewer Available Slots Shown than Expected
      Troubleshooting Heartbeat Datastores
        User-Preferred Datastore is Not Chosen
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Failovers
        Incorrect Virtual Machine Protection State
        Virtual Machine Restart Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere Fault Tolerance in Network Partitions
        Primary VM Remains in the Need Secondary State
        Role Switch Behavior Problems
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control
        Unsupported Host Connected to Datastore
        Unmanaged Workload Detected on Datastore
        Unable to View Performance Charts for Datastore
        Cannot Enable Storage I/O Control on Datastore
      Troubleshooting Storage DRS
        Storage DRS is Disabled on a Virtual Disk
        Datastore Cannot Enter Maintenance Mode
        Storage DRS Cannot Operate on a Datastore
        Moving Multiple Virtual Machines into a Datastore Cluster Fails
        Storage DRS Generates Fault During Virtual Machine Creation
        Storage DRS is Enabled on a Virtual Machine Deployed from an OVF Template
        Storage DRS Rule Violation Fault Is Displayed Multiple Times
        Storage DRS Rules Not Deleted from Datastore Cluster
        Alternative Storage DRS Placement Recommendations Are Not Generated
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations Fails
      Cannot Create Resource Pool When Connected Directly to Host
    Troubleshooting Storage
      Resolving SAN Storage Display Problems
        Resolving Fibre Channel Storage Display Problems
        Resolving iSCSI Storage Display Problems
      Resolving SAN Performance Problems
        Excessive SCSI Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance
        Path Thrashing Causes Slow LUN Access
        Increased Latency for I/O Requests Slows Virtual Machine Performance
          Adjust Queue Depth for QLogic and Emulex HBAs
          Adjust Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
          Change Maximum Outstanding Disk Requests for Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machines with RDMs Need to Ignore SCSI INQUIRY Cache
      Software iSCSI Adapter Is Enabled When Not Needed
      Failure to Mount NFS Datastores
      Understanding SCSI Sense Codes
    Troubleshooting Licensing
      Troubleshooting Host Licensing
        Unable to Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
        Cannot Add or Connect an ESXi Host to vCenter Server
        The License Key of an ESXi Host is Replaced
        ESXi Host Disconnects from vCenter Server
      Troubleshooting License Reporting
        License Reporting Interface Does Not Display
        Unable to View the License Use for Products
        Unable to Export a Licensing Report
      Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Hot Plug Memory to a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Assign a License Key to vCenter Server
      Unable to Configure or Use a Feature
  VMware vSphere Examples and Scenarios
    Getting Started with  ESXi
      Getting Started Workflows for Single-Host or Multiple-Host Systems
      ESXi Installation
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Required Information for ESXi Installation
        Install ESXi Interactively
      Setting Up ESXi
        Set the Password for the Administrator Account
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
         Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
        Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
      Managing the ESXi Host with the vSphere Client
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
        Download the vSphere Client
        Install the vSphere Client
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to ESXi
        Add a Virtual Machine by Importing a Virtual Appliance
      Where to Go Next After Setting Up ESXi
        The vSphere Tutorial
        vSphere Documentation
    Getting Started with vCenter Server
      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
        Start the vSphere Client and Log In to vCenter Server
      Set 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
    Replacing Default vCenter Server Certificates
      vCenter Server Certificate Requirements
      Replace Default Server Certificates with Certificates Signed by a Commercial Certificate Authority
        Edit the OpenSSL Configuration File
        Create Certificate-Signing Requests for vCenter Server
        Create the PFX File
        Load Replacement Certificates into Memory
      Replace Default Server Certificates with Self-Signed Certificates
        Edit the OpenSSL Configuration File
        Create a Local Root CA
        Create Certificate-Signing Requests for vCenter Server
        Create Self-Signed Certificates
        Create the PFX File
        Load Replacement Certificates into Memory
    Using Host Profiles to Ensure Identical Directory Service Settings for Multiple Hosts
      Specify How a Host Joins a Directory Service
        Create a Host Profile from Host Profiles View
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Select the Join Domain Method
        Attach Profiles from the Host
        Apply a Profile from the Host Profiles View
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters for Hosts to Access vSphere Shared Storage
      Configure Software iSCSI Adapters
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
      Configure Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters
    Configuring Hosts or Clusters to Use vMotion for Increased Service Availability
      Host Configuration Requirements for vMotion
        Privilege Requirements for Managing Licenses for vMotion
        vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
        vMotion Networking Requirements
      About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements
      Set Up a Host for vMotion
        Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
        Verify that vMotion Appears as a Licensed Feature
        Configure Networking for vMotion
          Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch
          Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
            Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
            Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Set Up a Cluster for vMotion
        Create the Cluster to be Configured for EVC
        Set Up a Host for vMotion
          Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
          Verify that vMotion Appears as a Licensed Feature
          Configure Networking for vMotion
            Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch
            Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
              Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
              Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
    IT Request Fulfillment with a Library of Virtual Machine Templates
      Create Templates and Deploy Virtual Machines From Them
        Create a Virtual Machine to Use as the Template
          Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the vSphere Client
          Select the Typical Configuration Path for the New Virtual Machine
          Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
          VM Creation Example: Select a Host
          Select a Datastore in the vSphere Client
          Select an Operating System in the vSphere Client
          Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Client
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
        Create Virtual Machine Clones on Which to Install Other Applications
        Install Applications for Your Future Templates
        Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Client
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Client
        Customize the Guest Operating System After Deploying the Virtual Machine
          Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
          Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
          Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
    Creating a Role that Permits Completion of a Limited Task
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        Required Privileges for the Deploying a Virtual Machine Example
      Create and Configure a Role That Limits Users to Deploying Virtual Machines from Templates
        Define the Role to Be Assigned in the Exercise
        Assign Permissions
    Alarm Example: Setting an Alarm Action for Datastore Usage on a Disk
      Configure and Act on an Alarm in a Scenario
        Access Alarm Settings So You Can Make Changes in an Example Scenario
        Specify How the Alarm is Triggered (Condition or State-based)
        Specify Which Actions to Perform When Triggered
          Send Email as an Alarm Action
        Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
        Reset Triggered Event Alarms
    Remediating Virtual Machines to Take Advantage of Enhancements to Virtual Hardware in vSphere 5.0
      Update Manager Privileges
      Remediation Example: Remediate Virtual Machines When Virtual Hardware Upgrades Become Available
        Remediation Example: Create a Baseline Group for the Remediation by Using Existing Baselines
          Create a Virtual Machine and Virtual Appliance Baseline Group
          Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
        Remediation Example: Scan Virtual Machines and Review Compliance
          Manually Initiate a Scan of Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
          View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
          Compliance View
        Remediate Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances
vSphere 5 Command Line Documentation
  Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces
    Managing vSphere with Command-Line Interfaces
      Overview of vSphere Command-Line Interfaces
      Using the vSphere Command-Line Interface
      Using ESXCLI
        ESXCLI Syntax
        Running ESXCLI vCLI Commands
        Running ESXCLI vCLI Commands Against ESXi 4.x Hosts
        Running ESXCLI Commands in the ESXi Shell
      ESXi Shell Access with the Direct Console
        Enabling Local ESXi Shell Access
        Using the Local ESXi Shell
      Remote ESXi Shell Access with SSH
        Enabling SSH for the ESXi Shell
        Using the ESXi Shell with SSH
    Installing vCLI
      Installation Overview
      Overview of Linux Installation Process
      Installing the vCLI Package on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
        Installing Required Prerequisite Software for Red Hat Enterprise
        Installing the vCLI Package on RHEL (No Internet Access)
      Installing vCLI on Linux Systems with Internet Access
        Installing Required Prerequisite Software for Linux Systems with Internet Access
        Installing the vCLI Package on a Linux System with Internet Access
      Running Commands on Linux
      Uninstalling the vCLI Package on Linux
      Installing and Uninstalling vCLI on Windows
      Running Commands on Windows
        Uninstalling the vCLI Package on Windows
      Enabling Certificate Verification
      Deploying vMA
    Using the vSphere Command-Line Interface
      Overview of Running Commands
      Specifying Authentication Information
        Order of Precedence for vCLI Authentication
        Using a Session File
        Using Environment Variables
        Using a Configuration File
        Using Command-Line Options
        Using Microsoft Windows Security Support Provider Interface
        vCLI and Lockdown Mode
      Common Options for vCLI Execution
      Using vCLI Commands in Scripts
    ESXCLI Command Hierarchies
      esxcli esxcli Namespace
      esxcli fcoe Namespace
      esxcli hardware Namespace
      esxcli iscsi Namespace
      esxcli network Namespace
      esxcli software Namespace
      esxcli storage Namespace
      esxcli system Namespace
      esxcli vm Namespace
  vSphere Command-Line Interface Documentation
    vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples
      vSphere CLI Command Overviews
        Introduction
          Documentation
          Command-Line Help
        List of Available Commands
        Supported Platforms for Commands
        Running ESXCLI Commands Against ESXi 4.x Hosts
        Commands with an esxcfg Prefix
        Using ESXCLI Output
        Connection Options
        vCLI and Lockdown Mode
      Managing Hosts
        Stopping, Rebooting, and Examining Hosts with vicfg-hostops
        Entering and Exiting Maintenance Mode with vicfg-hostops
        Backing Up Configuration Information with vicfg-cfgbackup
          Backup Tasks
          Using vicfg-cfgbackup from vMA
        Managing VMkernel Modules
          Managing Modules with esxcli system module
          Managing Modules with vicfg-module
        Using vicfg-authconfig for Active Directory Configuration
        Updating Hosts
      Managing Files
        Introduction to Virtual Machine File Management
        Managing the Virtual Machine File System with vmkfstools
        Upgrading VMFS3 Volumes to VMFS5
        Managing VMFS Volumes
          Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mounting Datastores with Existing Signatures
          Resignaturing VMFS Copies
        Detaching Devices and Removing a LUN
        Working with Permanent Device Loss
        Using vifs to Manipulate Files on Remote ESXi Hosts
      Managing Storage
        Introduction to Storage
          How Virtual Machines Access Storage
          Datastores
          Storage Device Naming
        Examining LUNs
          Target and Device Representation
          Examining LUNs with esxcli storage core
          Examining LUNs with vicfg-scsidevs
        Managing Paths
          Multipathing with Local Storage and FC SANs
          Listing Path Information
          Changing the State of a Path
        Managing Path Policies
          Changing Path Policies
          Setting Policy Details for Devices that Use Round Robin
        Managing NFS/NAS Datastores
          Capabilities Supported by NFS/NAS
          Adding and Deleting NAS File Systems
        Migrating Virtual Machines with svmotion
          Storage vMotion Uses
          Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
          Running svmotion in Interactive Mode
          Running svmotion in Noninteractive Mode
        Configuring FCoE Adapters
        Scanning Storage Adapters
      Managing iSCSI Storage
        iSCSI Storage Overview
          Discovery Sessions
          Discovery Target Names
        Protecting an iSCSI SAN
          Protecting Transmitted Data
          Securing iSCSI Ports
          Setting iSCSI CHAP
        Command Syntax for esxcli iscsi and vicfg-iscsi
          esxcli iscsi Command Syntax
          Key to esxcli iscsi Short Options
          vicfg-iscsi Command Syntax
        iSCSI Storage Setup with ESXCLI
          Setting Up Software iSCSI with ESXCLI
          Setting Up Dependent Hardware iSCSI with ESXCLI
          Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI with ESXCLI
        iSCSI Storage Setup with vicfg-iscsi
          Setting Up Software iSCSI with vicfg-iscsi
          Setting Up Dependent Hardware iSCSI with vicfg-iscsi
          Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI with vicfg-iscsi
        Listing and Setting iSCSI Options
          Listing iSCSI Options with ESXCLI
          Setting MTU with ESXCLI
          Listing and Setting iSCSI Options with vicfg-iscsi
        Listing and Setting iSCSI Parameters
          Listing and Setting iSCSI Parameters with ESXCLI
          Returning Parameters to Default Inheritance
          Listing and Setting iSCSI Parameters with vicfg-iscsi
          Returning Parameters to Default Inheritance
        Enabling iSCSI Authentication
          Enabling iSCSI Authentication with ESXCLI
          Enabling iSCSI Authentication with vicfg-iscsi
        Setting Up Ports for iSCSI Multipathing
        Managing iSCSI Sessions
          Introduction to iSCSI Session Management
          Listing iSCSI Sessions
          Logging in to iSCSI Sessions
          Removing iSCSI Sessions
      Managing Third-Party Storage Arrays
        Managing NMP with esxcli storage nmp
          Device Management with esxcli storage nmp device
          Listing Paths with esxcli storage nmp path
          Managing Path Selection Policy Plugins with esxcli storage nmp psp
          Fixed Path Selection Policy Operations
          Customizing Round Robin Setup
          Managing SATPs
        Path Claiming with esxcli storage core claiming
          Using the Reclaim Troubleshooting Command
          Unclaiming Paths or Sets of Paths
        Managing Claim Rules
          Adding Claim Rules
          Converting ESX 3.5 LUN Masks to Claim Rule Format
          Removing Claim Rules
          Listing Claim Rules
          Loading Claim Rules
          Moving Claim Rules
          Running Path Claiming Rules
      Managing Users
        Users and Groups in the vSphere Environment
        vicfg-user Command Syntax
        Managing Users with vicfg-user
        Managing Groups with vicfg-user
      Managing Virtual Machines
        vmware-cmd Overview
          Connection Options for vmware-cmd
          General Options for vmware-cmd
          Format for Specifying Virtual Machines
        Listing and Registering Virtual Machines
        Retrieving Virtual Machine Attributes
        Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots with vmware-cmd
          Taking Virtual Machine Snapshots
          Reverting and Removing Snapshots
        Powering Virtual Machines On and Off
        Connecting and Disconnecting Virtual Devices
        Working with the AnswerVM API
        Forcibly Stopping Virtual Machines with EXCLI
      Managing vSphere Networking
        Introduction to vSphere Networking
          Networking Using vSphere Standard Switches
          Networking Using vSphere Distributed Switches
        Retrieving Basic Networking Information
        Setting Up vSphere Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
          Setting Up Virtual Switches and Associating a Switch with a Network Interface
          Retrieving Information About Virtual Switches
          Adding and Deleting Virtual Switches
          Checking, Adding, and Removing Port Groups
          Managing Uplinks and Port Groups
          Setting the Port Group VLAN ID
          Managing Uplink Adapters
          Adding and Modifying VMkernel Network Interfaces
        Setting Up vSphere Networking with vSphere Distributed Switch
        Managing Standard Networking Services in the vSphere Environment
        Setting the DNS Configuration
          Setting the DNS Configuration with ESXCLI
          Setting the DNS Configuration with vicfg-dns
        Adding and Starting an NTP Server
        Managing the IP Gateway
        Using vicfg-ipsec for Secure Networking
          Using IPsec with ESXi
          Managing Security Associations with vicfg-ipsec
          Managing Security Policies with vicfg-ipsec
        Using esxcli network firewall for ESXi Firewall Management
      Monitoring ESXi Hosts
        Using resxtop for Performance Monitoring
        Managing Diagnostic Partitions
        Managing Core Dumps
          Managing Local Core Dumps with ESXCLI
          Managing Core Dumps with ESXi Dump Collector
          Managing Core Dumps with vicfg-dumppart
        Configuring ESXi Syslog Services
        Managing ESXi SNMP Agents with vicfg-snmp
          Configuring SNMP Communities
          Configuring the SNMP Agent to Send Traps
          Configuring the SNMP Agent for Polling
        ESX, ESXi, and Virtual Machine Logs
    vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference
      esxcli command
      esxcli fcoe
      esxcli hardware
      esxcli iscsi
      esxcli license
      esxcli network
      esxcli software
      esxcli storage
      esxcli system
      esxcli vm
      svmotion
      vicfg-advcfg
      vicfg-authconfig
      vicfg-cfgbackup
      vicfg-dns
      vicfg-dumppart
      vicfg-hostops
      vicfg-ipsec
      vicfg-iscsi
      vicfg-module
      vicfg-mpath35
      vicfg-mpath
      vicfg-nas
      vicfg-nics
      vicfg-ntp
      vicfg-rescan
      vicfg-route
      vicfg-scsidevs
      vicfg-snmp
      vicfg-syslog
      vicfg-user
      vicfg-vmknic
      vicfg-volume
      vicfg-vswitch
      vifs
      vihostupdate35
      vihostupdate
      vmkfstools
      vmware-cmd
  vSphere PowerCLI Documentation
    VMware vSphere PowerCLI User's Guide
      Introduction to VMware vSphere PowerCLI
        Microsoft PowerShell Basics
          PowerShell Command-Line Syntax
          PowerShell Pipelines
          PowerShell Wildcards
          PowerShell Common Parameters
        VMware vSphere PowerCLI Concepts
          VMware vSphere PowerCLI Components And Versioning
          Loading the Script Configuration File of VMware vSphere PowerCLI
          Specifying Objects in PowerCLI
          Running PowerCLI Cmdlets Asynchronously
          Using Custom Scripts to Extend the Operating System Support for PowerCLI Cmdlets
          Managing Default vSphere Server Connections with PowerCLI
          Customization Specification Objects in PowerCLI
          PowerCLI Views Cmdlets
          Using ESXCLI with PowerCLI
          PowerCLI Inventory Provider
          PowerCLI Datastore Provider
      Installing VMware vSphere PowerCLI
        Supported Operating Systems
        Supported VMware Environments
        Installation Prerequisites for PowerCLI
        Perform a Complete Installation of VMware vSphere PowerCLI
        Perform a Custom Installation of VMware vSphere PowerCLI
        Set the Properties to Support Remote Signing
        Uninstall VMware vSphere PowerCLI
      Using PowerCLI Views from .NET
        PowerCLI Views
        Set Up the Environment to Develop PowerCLI .NET Applications
        Updating the Properties of PowerCLI Views
        Creating and Using Filters with VimClient.FindEntityView() or VimClient.FindEntityViews()
        Saving and Using Server Sessions with PowerCLI Views
        Handling Server Errors with PowerCLI Views
      Sample Scripts for Managing vSphere with PowerCLI
        Connect to a vSphere Server
        Manage Virtual Machines on vSphere
        Add a Standalone Host to a vSphere Server
        Activate Maintenance Mode for a Host on vSphere
        Create vSphere Inventory Objects
        Create Virtual Machines on vSphere Using an XML Specification File
        Manage Virtual Machine Templates on vSphere
        Create and Use Snapshots on vSphere
        Update the Resource Configuration Settings of a Virtual Machine on vSphere
        Get a List of Hosts on vSphere and View Their Properties
        Change the Host Advanced Configuration Settings on vSphere
        Move a Virtual Machine to a Different Host Using VMware vMotion
        Move a Virtual Machine to a Different Datastore Using VMware Storage vMotion
        Create a Host Profile on vSphere
        Apply a Host Profile to a Host on vSphere
        Manage Statistics and Statistics Intervals on vSphere
        Modify the Settings of the NIC Teaming Policy for a Virtual Switch
        Create a Virtual Appliance on vSphere
        Modify the Properties of a Virtual Appliance
        Export or Import Virtual Appliances
        Configure a Network Interface
        Add and Configure a Guest Route
        Create an iSCSI Host Storage
        Add Passthrough Devices to a Host and Virtual Machine
        Create a Custom Property Based on an Extension Data Property
        Create a Script-Based Custom Property for a vSphere Object
        Apply a Customization Object to a Cloned Virtual Machine
        Modify the Default NIC Mapping Object of a Customization Specification
        Modify Multiple NIC Mapping Objects of a Customization Specification
        Create a vSphere Role and Assign Permissions to a User
        View the Action Triggers for an Alarm on vSphere
        Create and Modify Alarm Actions and Alarm Triggers on vSphere
        Remove Alarm Actions and Triggers
        Create and Modify Advanced Settings for a Cluster
        Modify the vCenter Server Email Configuration
        Modify the vCenter Server SNMP Configuration
        Use Esxtop to Get Information on the Virtual CPUs of a Virtual Machine
        Filter vSphere Objects with Get-View
        Populate a View Object with Get-View
        Update the State of a Server-Side Object
        Reboot a Host with Get-View
        Modify the CPU Levels of a Virtual Machine with Get–View and Get–VIObjectByVIView
        Browse the Default Inventory Drive
        Create a New Custom Inventory Drive
        Manage Inventory Objects Through Inventory Drives
        Browse the Default Datastore Drives
        Create a New Custom Datastore Drive
        Manage Datastores Through Datastore Drives
    VMware vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference
      All Cmdlets
        A
          Add-DeployRule
          Add-EsxSoftwareDepot
          Add-EsxSoftwarePackage
          Add-PassthroughDevice
          Add-VMHost
          Add-VmHostNtpServer
          Apply-DrsRecommendation
          Apply-ESXImageProfile
          Apply-VMHostProfile
        C
          Compare-EsxImageProfile
          Connect-VIServer
          Copy-DatastoreItem
          Copy-DeployRule
          Copy-HardDisk
          Copy-VMGuestFile
        D
          Disconnect-VIServer
          Dismount-Tools
        E
          Export-EsxImageProfile
          Export-VApp
          Export-VMHostProfile
        F
          Format-VMHostDiskPartition
        G
          Get-AdvancedSetting
          Get-AlarmAction
          Get-AlarmActionTrigger
          Get-AlarmDefinition
          Get-Annotation
          Get-CDDrive
          Get-Cluster
          Get-CustomAttribute
          Get-Datacenter
          Get-Datastore
          Get-DatastoreCluster
          Get-DeployRule
          Get-DeployRuleSet
          Get-DrsRecommendation
          Get-DrsRule
          Get-ErrorReport
          Get-EsxCli
          Get-EsxImageProfile
          Get-EsxSoftwareChannel
          Get-EsxSoftwarePackage
          Get-EsxTop
          Get-FloppyDrive
          Get-Folder
          Get-HAPrimaryVMHost
          Get-HardDisk
          Get-Inventory
          Get-IScsiHbaTarget
          Get-LicenseDataManager
          Get-Log
          Get-LogType
          Get-NetworkAdapter
          Get-NicTeamingPolicy
          Get-OSCustomizationNicMapping
          Get-OSCustomizationSpec
          Get-PassthroughDevice
          Get-PowerCLIConfiguration
          Get-PowerCLIVersion
          Get-ResourcePool
          Get-ScsiController
          Get-ScsiLun
          Get-ScsiLunPath
          Get-Snapshot
          Get-Stat
          Get-StatInterval
          Get-StatType
          Get-Task
          Get-Template
          Get-UsbDevice
          Get-VApp
          Get-VIAccount
          Get-VICredentialStoreItem
          Get-VIEvent
          Get-View
          Get-VIObjectByVIView
          Get-VIPermission
          Get-VIPrivilege
          Get-VIProperty
          Get-VIRole
          Get-VirtualPortGroup
          Get-VirtualSwitch
          Get-VM
          Get-VMGuest
          Get-VMGuestNetworkInterface
          Get-VMGuestRoute
          Get-VMHost
          Get-VMHostAccount
          Get-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration
          Get-VMHostAttributes
          Get-VMHostAuthentication
          Get-VMHostAvailableTimeZone
          Get-VMHostDiagnosticPartition
          Get-VMHostDisk
          Get-VMHostDiskPartition
          Get-VMHostFirewallDefaultPolicy
          Get-VMHostFirewallException
          Get-VMHostFirmware
          Get-VMHostHba
          Get-VMHostImageProfile
          Get-VMHostMatchingRules
          Get-VMHostModule
          Get-VMHostNetwork
          Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter
          Get-VMHostNtpServer
          Get-VMHostPatch
          Get-VMHostProfile
          Get-VMHostProfileRequiredInput
          Get-VMHostRoute
          Get-VMHostService
          Get-VMHostSnmp
          Get-VMHostStartPolicy
          Get-VMHostStorage
          Get-VMHostSysLogServer
          Get-VMQuestion
          Get-VMResourceConfiguration
          Get-VMStartPolicy
        I
          Import-VApp
          Import-VMHostProfile
          Install-VMHostPatch
          Invoke-VMScript
        M
          Mount-Tools
          Move-Cluster
          Move-Datacenter
          Move-Folder
          Move-Inventory
          Move-ResourcePool
          Move-Template
          Move-VApp
          Move-VM
          Move-VMHost
        N
          New-AdvancedSetting
          New-AlarmAction
          New-AlarmActionTrigger
          New-CDDrive
          New-Cluster
          New-CustomAttribute
          New-CustomField
          New-Datacenter
          New-Datastore
          New-DeployRule
          New-DrsRule
          New-EsxImageProfile
          New-FloppyDrive
          New-Folder
          New-HardDisk
          New-IScsiHbaTarget
          New-NetworkAdapter
          New-OSCustomizationNicMapping
          New-OSCustomizationSpec
          New-ResourcePool
          New-ScsiController
          New-Snapshot
          New-StatInterval
          New-Template
          New-VApp
          New-VICredentialStoreItem
          New-VIPermission
          New-VIProperty
          New-VIRole
          New-VirtualPortGroup
          New-VirtualSwitch
          New-VM