ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Documentation
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      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
    Before You Install vCenter Server
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
        Create a 64-Bit DSN
        Confirm That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        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
          Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
          Configure an Oracle Database User
          Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
          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
      Prerequisites for Installing vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Installation
      vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
      vCenter Single Sign-On and High Availability
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing or Upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Installation and Sign-In Process
      vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server by Using Simple Install
        Install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client, and vCenter Inventory Service as Part of a vCenter Server Simple Install
        Install vCenter Server as Part of a Simple Install
      Use Custom Install to Install vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install the First or Only vCenter Single Sign-On Instance in a vCenter Server Deployment
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at an Existing Site
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at a New Site
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Install vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Install vCenter Server as Part of a Custom Install
      Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Active Directory Identity Source Settings
        Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server Java Components Separately
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server tc Server Separately
      vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
      Download and Deploy the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Custom Password on the First Boot for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure a vCenter Server Appliance to Use the vCenter Single Sign-On of a Different Virtual Machine
        Format for the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration File
    After You Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
        Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
          Install a Local Copy of vSphere Web Client Help
        Install the Update Manager Server
        Install or Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy
        Install or Upgrade 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
        Set the IP Address for a Linked Mode vCenter Server with Multiple Network Interfaces
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
      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
      Reset the vCenter Inventory Service Database
      Enable IPv6 Support for vCenter Inventory Service
      Setting Up vCenter Single Sign-On in High Availability Mode
    Before You Install ESXi
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
          Provisioning ESXi Hosts by Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateful Installations
          vSphere Auto Deploy and Stateless Caching
        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
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Installing ESXi
      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.x 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 Quick Start 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
            Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Using Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Introduction
          Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Set Up Stateless Hosts to Use Auto Deploy with Caching
            Prepare for Auto Deploy with Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
          Enable Stateful Installs for Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy
            Prepare Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy for Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
        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 with the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Consider and Implement Your Partitioning Strategy
        Advanced Management Tasks
          Reregister Auto Deploy
          Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
          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
          Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
          Auto Deploy Best Practices
          Set up a Highly Available Auto Deploy Infrastructure
          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
          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
          Problems if You Upgrade vCenter Server But Do Not Upgrade 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 in the vSphere Web Client
          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 and Apply a Host Profile with the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
          Provision All Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      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 from the vSphere Web 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
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        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 Web 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 Web 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 Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
      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 Web Client
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Recording the ESXi License Key
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
          Access the ESXi License Key from the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Upgrade
    Overview of the Upgrade Process
      How vSphere 5.x Differs from vSphere 4.x
      Differences Between vSphere Upgrades and Updates
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      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
    Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
      About the vCenter Server Upgrade
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Upgrades
      vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
      vCenter Single Sign-On and High Availability
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
      Required Information for Installing or Upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
      Best Practices for vCenter Server Upgrades
      Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
      vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
      Upgrading to vCenter Server on a Different Machine
      Supported Database Upgrades
      Confirm That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      DNS Load Balancing Solutions and vCenter Server Datastore Naming
      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
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Upgrading vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Upgrade and Sign-On Process for Environments that Do Not Include vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Upgrade and Sign-On Process for Environments with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Use Simple Install to Upgrade vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install or Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On and the vSphere Web Client as Part of a vCenter Server Simple Install
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service as Part of vCenter Server Simple Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server as Part of a Simple Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade Version 5.0.x and Earlier vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install the First or Only vCenter Single Sign-On Instance in a vCenter Server Deployment
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at an Existing Site
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at a New Site
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade a Basic vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment of Version 5.1.x vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install or Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On in a Basic Deployment
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade vCenter Server from a Version 5.1.x High Availability vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment
        Upgrade the First vCenter Single Sign-On Node in a High Availability Installation
        Upgrade an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Server for High Availability
        Reconfigure the Load Balancer After Upgrading a vCenter Single Sign-On High Availability Deployment to Version 5.5
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade vCenter Server from a Version 5.1.x Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment
        Install or Upgrade the First vCenter Single Sign-On Server in a Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Installation
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
        Install or Upgrade an Additional Single Sign-On Server for a Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Installation
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Active Directory Identity Source Settings
        Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Migrate vCenter Server and Components from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install vCenter Single Sign-On in a Migration to vSphere 5.5 from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate vSphere Web Client Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Migrate vCenter Inventory Service Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install Inventory Service in a vCenter Server Migration from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Migrate vCenter Server Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install vCenter Server in a Migration from a Windows Server 2003 Host
      vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
      Updating vCenter Server with Service Packs
        Elevate Administrators Group Privileges to Administrator Level in Windows Server 2008
      Upgrading and Updating the vCenter Server Appliance
        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
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server Java Components Separately
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server tc Server Separately
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
      vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
    After You Upgrade vCenter Server
      Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Install a Local Copy of vSphere Web Client Help
      Install or Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Enable IPv6 Support for vCenter Inventory Service
      Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
      Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
      Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
      Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
    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 from ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          Migrating ESX 4.x Files and Settings to ESXi 5.x
          Firewall Configuration Changes After Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.x
          Resource Pool Settings Affected by the Upgrade from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          SSH Configuration Affected by Upgrading or Migrating to ESXi 5.x
        Networking Changes in ESXi 5.x
          ESX 4.x Service Console Port Group Removed in Migration to ESXi 5.x
        Partitioning Changes from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          Partitioning in New ESXi 5.x Installations
          Partitioning in Upgraded ESXi 5.x Hosts
        ESXi 5.5 Upgrade Options
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Supported Upgrades to ESXi 5.5.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
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Download the ESXi Installer
      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.x 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.x 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
          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
          Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
          Update ESXi Hosts by Using 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 5.5
    Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
    Example Upgrade Scenarios
      Moving Virtual Machines Using vMotion During an Upgrade
      Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines During an Upgrade with vCenter Server
      Migrating ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x Hosts to ESXi 5.5 in a PXE-Booted Auto Deploy Installation
      Upgrading vSphere Components Separately in a Horizon View Environment
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    vCloud Suite Licensing and Integration
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Use the vSphere Web Client Inventory Tree
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress in the vSphere Web Client
      Refresh Data in the vSphere Web Client
      Searching the Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform a Quick Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform a Simple Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform an Advanced Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Save a Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Load a Saved Search in the vSphere Web Client
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data in the vSphere Web Client
      Drag and Drop Objects in the vSphere Web Client
      Export Lists
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Configuring vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring Statistics Settings in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure User Directory Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Mail Sender Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure SNMP Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        View Port Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Timeout Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Logging Options in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Database Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure SSL Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Advanced Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
          Data That VMware Receives
          Enable or Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Data Collection Time
      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 vCenter Single Sign-On Mode 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 Authentication Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web 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
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Datacenters in the vSphere Web Client
      Add a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create Clusters in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Folder in the vSphere Web Client
    Tagging Objects in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Apply a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      Licensing for ESXi Hosts
      Licensing for vCenter Server
      Licensing for Virtual SAN
      Licensing for vCloud Suite
      Solution Licensing
      Evaluation Mode Licenses
      License and Evaluation Period Expiry
      Licensing ESXi Hosts and vCenter Server After Upgrade
      vCenter Server License Inventory
      License Management Permissions
      Viewing Licensing Information About Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        View License Information in the vSphere Web Client
        View Information About a Product in the vSphere Web Client
        View Information About a License Key in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Licensed Features on an Asset in the vSphere Web Client
        Export Licensing Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Assigning Licenses in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a License Key and Assign It to Multiple Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        Add License Keys to the Licensing Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set an Asset to Evaluation Mode in the vSphere Web Client
      Creating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Use for Multiple Products in the vSphere Web Client
        View License Use Details for a Single Product in the vSphere Web Client
        View Details for a License Key in the vSphere Web Client
        Export a License Use Report in the vSphere Web Client
        Set a Threshold for the License Use of a Product in the vSphere Web Client
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks in the vSphere Web Client
        View Tasks in the vSphere Web Client
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Web Client
        Change or Reschedule a Task in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Web Client
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Reconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
      Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Understanding Managed Host Removal
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
    Migrating Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Cold Migration in the vSphere Web Client
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
      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 for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports in the vSphere Web Client
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        About Migration Compatibility Checks
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Host by Using vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Host and Datastore by Using vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations in the vSphere Web Client
    Automating Management Tasks in the vSphere Web Client by Using vCenter Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vCenter Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Managing Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects in the vSphere Web Client
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Datacenter Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Datacenter Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    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 Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      VMware Tools
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the 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
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems in the vSphere Web Client
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Web Client
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Web Client
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
    Deploying OVF Templates
      OVF File Format and OVF Templates
      Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select OVF Deployment Configuration
        Select a Resource for the OVF Template
        Select Storage for OVF Template
        Configure Networks for OVF Template
        Customize the OVF Template
        Configure vService Dependency
      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
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool for VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Web Client
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources in vSphere Web Client
        Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the vSphere Web 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
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web 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
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Web 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
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards in the vSphere Web Client
      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 USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        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
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Web Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Web Client
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices in the vSphere Web Client
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Open a Virtual Machine Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
        Register a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Template Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Deleting Templates in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Templates from the Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Delete a Template from the Disk in the vSphere Web Client
        Reregister Templates in the vSphere Web Client
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing vServices in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
    VMware Tools Components, Configuration Options, and Security Requirements
      Components of VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Service
        VMware Tools Device Drivers
        VMware User Process
      Repairing, Changing, and Uninstalling VMware Tools Components
        Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
        Uninstall VMware Tools
        Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Security Considerations for Configuring VMware Tools
      Using vmwtool to Configure VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
        Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
        Disable Time Synchronization Completely
        Connect or Disconnect a Virtual Device
        Shrink a Virtual Disk
        Using Custom VMware Tools Scripts
          Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts in Windows Guests
          Use Custom Scripts in Operating Systems Other Than Windows
          Default VMware Tools Scripts
          Disable a VMware Tools Script
        Retrieve Status Information About the Virtual Machine
          Subcommands for the stat Command
          Exit Codes for the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Automate VMware Tools Installation for Multiple Windows Virtual Machines
        Suppress Prompts About Unsigned Drivers on Windows Operating Systems Before Vista
        Add VMware as a Trusted Publisher to Suppress Driver Prompts
        Names of VMware Tools Components Used in Silent Installations
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Upgrade VMware Tools by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Updated Information
    Using Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client
      Host Profiles Usage Model in the vSphere Web Client
      Access Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance in the vSphere Web Client
      Remediate a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Host Profile Component in the vSphere Web Client
      Duplicate a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Copy Settings from Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy in the vSphere Web Client
      Import a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Export a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VLAN Configuration
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version with the vSphere Web Client
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
          Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations with the vSphere Web Client
          Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
          Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor Distributed Port State with the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Distributed Port Settings with the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        Enable or Disable vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check in the vSphere Web Client
        View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check Information
      Export, Import, and Restore Distributed Switch Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations with the vSphere Web Client
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN with the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN with the vSphere Web Client
      LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
        Configure a LAG to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a LAG in the vSphere Web Client
          Set a LAG as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign Physical NICs to LAG Ports in the vSphere Web Client
          Set the LAG as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a LAG in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      The VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
    Networking Policies
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Edit Teaming and Failover Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port Teaming and Failover Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      VLAN Policy
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port with the vSphere Web Client
      Security Policy
        Edit Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port Security Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Monitoring Policy
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
        Qualifying Traffic for Filtering and Marking
          System Traffic Qualifier
          MAC Traffic Qualifier
          IP Traffic Qualifier
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Blocking Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Network Resources
      vSphere Network I/O Control
        Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Create a Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
        Add or Remove Distributed Port Groups from a Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Network Resource Pool Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Delete a User-Defined Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
      TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
        Enabling TSO
          Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine by Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable TSO Support for a VMkernel Network Adapter
        Enabling Jumbo Frames
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Standard Switch with the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
      DirectPath I/O
        Enable Passthrough for a Network Device on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
        SR-IOV Support
        SR-IOV Component Architecture and Interaction
        vSphere and Virtual Function Interaction
        DirectPath I/O vs SR-IOV
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Use SR-IOV in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign a Virtual Function as SR-IOV Passthrough Adapter to a Virtual Machine by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Networking Options for the Traffic Related to an SR-IOV Enabled Virtual Machine
        Using an SR-IOV Physical Adapter to Handle Virtual Machine Traffic
        Enabling SR-IOV by Using Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client or Through an ESXCLI Command
          Enable SR-IOV in a Host Profile by Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter by Using an ESXCLI Command
        A Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Is Powered off Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
    MAC Address Management
      MAC Address Assignment from vCenter Server
        VMware OUI Allocation
        Prefix-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Range-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Assigning a MAC Address
          Change to or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations in the vSphere Web Client
          Set or Change Allocation Type
      MAC Address Generation on ESXi Hosts
      Setting a Static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
        VMware OUI in Static MAC Addresses
        Assign a Static MAC Address with the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Static MAC Address in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Advanced Networking
      Enable or Disable IPv6 Support on a Host by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility
        Port Mirroring Interoperability
        Create a Port Mirroring Session with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Session Type with the vSphere Web Client
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Sources with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Destinations and Verify Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        View Port Mirroring Session Details in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Port Mirroring Session Details, Sources, and Destinations with the vSphere Web Client
      Configure NetFlow Settings with the vSphere Web Client
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View Switch Information with the vSphere Web Client
      Mounting NFS Volumes
      Networking Rollback and Recovery
        vSphere Networking Rollback
          Disable Network Rollback with the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
        Restore a Previous Networking Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
        Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Configuring Protocol Profiles for Virtual Machine Networking
        Add a Network Protocol Profile
          Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
          Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
          Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
          Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
          Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Stateless Network Deployment
    Monitoring Network Packets
      Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Capturing Packets
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Tracing Packets
        pktcap-uw Options for Output Control
        pktcap-uw Options for Filtering Packets
        Capturing Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
          Capture Packets That Arrive at a Physical Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMXNET3 Virtual Machine Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMkernel Adapter
          Capture Dropped Packets
          Capture Packets at DVFilter Level
          Using the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            List the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
        Trace Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Supported Storage Adapters
        Storage Adapter Characteristics
        View Storage Adapters Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Datastore Characteristics
        Display Datastore Information in the vSphere Web Client
        List Datastores for an Infrastructure Object
      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
      ESXi Hosts and Multiple Storage Arrays
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
      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
      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
    Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapters
      Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE in the vSphere Web Client
      Add Software FCoE Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
    Modifying Fibre Channel Storage for ESXi
      Testing ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Setup Considerations for Fibre Channel SAN Arrays
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems in Fibre Channel SAN Configurations
      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
    Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Requirements and Considerations for Software FCoE Boot
      Best Practices for Software FCoE Boot
      Set Up Software FCoE Boot
        Configure Software FCoE Boot Parameters
        Install and Boot ESXi from Software FCoE LUN
      Troubleshooting Installation and Boot from Software FCoE
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Change IP Address and DNS Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Guidelines for Using iSCSI Port Binding in ESXi
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Change Network Policy for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
          Review Port Binding Details in the vSphere Web Client
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Independent Hardware iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Up Static Discovery in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Static Targets in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Up CHAP for Target in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
      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
      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
    Managing Storage Devices
      Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Rename Storage Devices
      Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform Adapter Rescan in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs in the vSphere Web Client
      Identifying Device Connectivity Problems
        Detecting PDL Conditions
        Performing Planned Storage Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
        Recovering From PDL Conditions
        Handling Transient APD Conditions
          Disable Storage APD Handling
          Change Timeout Limits for Storage APD
        Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
        PDL Conditions and High Availability
          Edit Configuration File Parameters
          Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
    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
          Turn off ATS Locking
      Understanding NFS Datastores
        NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
        Using Layer 3 Routed Connections to Access NFS Storage
      Creating Datastores
        Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
        Create NFS Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
      Change Datastore Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Keep Existing Datastore Signature in the vSphere Web Client
        Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy in the vSphere Web Client
      Upgrading VMFS Datastores
        Upgrade a Datastore to VMFS5 in the vSphere Web Client
      Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Web Client
      Unmount VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Mount VMFS Datastores
      Remove VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Web Client
      Storage Filtering
        Turn off Storage Filters in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
      Creating a Diagnostic Partition
        Create a Diagnostic Partition in the vSphere Web Client
        Verify a Diagnostic Partition
        Move the Coredump to a File
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Configuring VMFS Pointer Block Cache
        Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
    Raw Device Mapping
      About Raw Device Mapping
        Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
        RDM Considerations and Limitations
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Paths for a Mapped LUN in the vSphere Web Client
    Working with Solid State Disks
      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
      Monitor SSD Devices
      Identify SSD Devices
      Identifying a Virtual SSD Device
      Best Practices for SSD Devices
        Estimate SSD Lifetime
      Swapping to Host Cache
        Configure the Host Cache in the vSphere Web Client
      Local SSDs Are Undetectable
    Working with Virtual SAN
      About Virtual SAN
        Virtual SAN and Object-Based Storage
        Characteristics of Virtual SAN
        About Virtual SAN Datastores
        Requirements for Virtual SAN
        Virtual SAN Networking Requirements and Best Practices
          Set Up Networking for Virtual SAN
        Using Virtual SAN and vSphere HA
      Enabling Virtual SAN
        Create a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Enable Virtual SAN on Existing Clusters
        Assign a License Key to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        View Virtual SAN Datastore
        Disable Virtual SAN
      Managing Disk Groups
        Use Semi-Automatic Method to Claim Disks for Virtual SAN
        Use Manual Method to Claim Disks for Virtual SAN
        Add a Disk to the Disk Group
        Remove Disks from Virtual SAN
      Monitoring Virtual SAN
        Monitor the Virtual SAN Cluster
        Monitor Disks that Participate in Virtual SAN Datastores
      Managing Virtual SAN
        Expanding a Virtual SAN Cluster
          Add a Host to the Virtual SAN Cluster
          Add a Host to the Virtual SAN Cluster using Host Profile
        Place a Member of Virtual SAN Cluster in Maintenance Mode
      Virtual SAN and Storage Policy-Based Management
        View Virtual SAN Storage Providers
        Define a Virtual Machine Storage Policy for Virtual SAN
    About Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Understanding Storage Capabilities
        Assign Tags to Datastores
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Policies
        About Rule Sets
        Enable Virtual Machine Storage Policies
        Define a Storage Policy for a Virtual Machine
        Add or Edit Tag-Based Rules
        Edit a Storage Policy
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Policy
        Apply a Storage Policy to a Virtual Machine
        Monitor Storage Compliance for Virtual Machines
        Check Storage Compliance for a Virtual Machine
        Find a Compatible Storage Resource for a Noncompliant Virtual Machine
        Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy
    About VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
      DRS Support for Flash Read Cache
      vSphere High Availability Support for Flash Read Cache
      Using Virtual Flash Resource to Configure a Swap Cache
      Virtual Flash Volume Limits
      Set Up Virtual Flash Resource
      Set Up Multiple Virtual Flash Resources
      Configure Host Swap Cache with Virtual Flash Resource
      Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
      Remove Virtual Flash Resource
      Migrating Virtual Machines with Flash Read Cache
      Using esxcli Commands with Virtual Flash
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        View Storage Device Paths in the vSphere Web Client
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
        Change the Path Selection Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Paths in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        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
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks in the vSphere Web Client
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks in the vSphere Web Client
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      Array Thin Provisioning and VMFS Datastores
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
        Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
    Using Storage Providers
      Storage Providers and Storage Data Representation
      Storage Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Storage Status Reporting
      Register Storage Providers
      Securing Communication with Storage Providers
      View Storage Provider Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Unregister Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
      Update Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
          Creating a VMFS Datastore
          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
        Licensing vSphere Storage Appliance
      Installing and Configuring the VSA Cluster Components
        vSphere Storage Appliance Planning Checklist
        VSA Cluster Requirements
          Requirements for vCenter Server in a VSA Cluster
          VSA Manager System and Software Requirements
          Hardware Requirements for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Software Configuration Required for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Considerations for Brownfield Installation
          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 and Configuration
          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
        Create a Datacenter and Add Hosts in the vSphere Web Client
        Install VSA Manager
        Uninstall VSA Manager
        Installing and Running VSA Cluster Service
          Install VSA Cluster Service on Windows
          Install VSA Cluster Service on Linux
          Command-Line Options to Install VSA Cluster Service
          Uninstall VSA Cluster Service from Linux
          Command-Line Options to Uninstall VSA Cluster Service
          Control VSA Cluster Service
        Enable VSA Access for the vSphere Web Client
        Enable the VSA Manager Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
        Modify URL for VSA Help
      Upgrading vSphere Storage Appliance Environment
        Upgrade vSphere Storage Appliance Components from Version 1.x to Version 5.5
        Upgrade vSphere Storage Appliance Components from Version 5.1.x to Version 5.5 or Later
          Upgrade VSA Manager from Version 5.1.x to Version 5.5 or Later
          Upgrade Existing VSA Clusters
      Creating a VSA Cluster
        Manual Creation of the VSA Cluster
          Create a VSA Cluster
            Start the VSA Installer Wizard
            Review vSphere Features
            Select a Datacenter
            Select Hosts
            Configure the VSA Cluster Network
            Specify Storage Capacity
            Select When to Format the Disks
            Review and Start the VSA Cluster Installation
            Collect the VSA Installer Logs
        Automated Creation of a VSA Cluster
          VSA Automated Installer Requirements
          Create a VSA Cluster with the VSA Automated Installer
          VSA Automated Installer Options
        Deploy VSA Clusters from Local Copies of VSA System Disks
        Verify VSA Datastores in the vSphere Web Client
        Removing VSA Cluster from vCenter Server
          Delete a VSA Cluster
      Maintaining a VSA Cluster
        Using Multiple VSA Clusters
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on the Entire VSA Cluster
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on a VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a VSA Cluster Member
          Select a VSA Cluster Member to Replace
          Select a Replacement ESXi Host
          Select When to Format the Disks
          Review and Start the Replacement of the VSA Cluster Member
          Verify the Replaced VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a Cluster Member of a Legacy VSA Cluster
        Change the VSA Cluster IP Address
        Change the VSA Cluster Password
        Adding Storage Capacity to VSA Clusters
          Adding Storage Within a Single RAID
          Adding a New RAID
          Reconfigure Storage on an ESXi Host
          Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Web Client
          Increase VSA Cluster Storage Capacity
        Moving a VSA Cluster
          Prepare a VSA Cluster to Be Moved
          Reconfigure VSA Cluster Components
            Reconfigure Network Settings on a Windows System
            Reconfigure the Network Settings of the ESXi Hosts
          Complete VSA Cluster Move
        Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
          Provide New Configuration Data for the VSA Cluster Network
          Verify Network Reconfiguration Data
          Complete the Network Reconfiguration Process
        Indicate Changes to Virtual Machine Configuration
      Monitoring a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Datastore
        View Information About VSA Cluster Member Appliances
        View a Graphical Map of a VSA Cluster
      Troubleshooting a VSA Cluster
        Collect VSA Cluster Logs
        VSA Manager Page Does Not Appear
        VSA Cluster Member Failure
        Repair the Connection with the VSA Cluster Service
        Restart the VSA Cluster Service
        vCenter Server Failure
        Recover the Management of an Existing VSA Cluster
          Provide Information for the VSA Cluster Recovery
          Start VSA Cluster Recovery
        Failure to Increase VSA Cluster Storage
        VSA Manager Page Fails to Load in the vSphere Web Client
        Update the Outdated Version of VSA Cluster Service
  vSphere Security
    Security in the vSphere Environment
      Security and the Virtualization Layer
      Security and the Virtual Networking Layer
      Security Resources and Information
    vSphere Authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Protects Your Environment
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Installation
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Upgrades
      Using vCenter Single Sign-On with vSphere
      Configuring vCenter Single Sign-On
        Reset an Expired vCenter Single Sign-On Password
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Lockout Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Token Policy
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
        Set the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
          Active Directory Identity Source Settings
          Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a Security Token Service (STS) Certificate
        Refresh the Security Token Service (STS) Root Certificate
        Determine the Expiration Date of an SSL Certificate
        Determine Whether a Certificate is Being Used
        Use vCenter Single Sign-On with Windows Session Authentication
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups
        Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Disable and Enable vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Delete a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Remove Members from a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Delete vCenter Single Sign-On Application Users
        Change Your vCenter Single Sign-On Password
      Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On
        vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
        Determining the Cause of a Lookup Service Error
        Unable to Log In Using Active Directory Domain Authentication
        vCenter Server Login Fails Because the User Account is Locked
    vSphere Security Certificates and Encryption
      Certificates Used in vSphere
      Certificate Replacement Overview
      Certificate Automation Tool Deployment Options
      Replacing vCenter Certificates With the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Preparing Your Environment
        Install the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Predefine Default Values for vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Generate Certificate Requests and Set Up CA Signed Certificates
        Run the Update Planner
        Run the Tool to Update SSL Certificates and Trusts
        Rolling Back Your Updates
      Replace vCenter Server Appliance Certificates
      Replace vCenter Server Heartbeat Certificates
    vSphere Users and Permissions
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Permission Validation
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
      Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
      Password Requirements
      vCenter Server User Directory Settings
    vCenter User Management Tasks
      Managing Permissions for vCenter Components
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Permission Validation Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Roles in vCenter Server and ESXi
        Create a Role in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Role in the vSphere Web Client
        Clone a Role in the vSphere Web Client
      Adjust the Search List in Large Domains in the vSphere Web Client
    Securing vCenter Server Systems
      Hardening the vCenter Server Host Operating System
      Best Practices for vCenter Server Privileges
        Restrict Use of the Administrator Privilege
        Restrict Use of the Administrator Role
      Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints in the vSphere Web Client
      Removing Expired or Revoked Certificates and Logs from Failed Installations
      Enable SSL Certificate Validation Over Network File Copy
      Limiting vCenter Server Network Connectivity
        Restricting the Use of Linux Clients
        Verifying the Integrity of the vSphere Web Client
        Examine Installed Plug-Ins
        Remove the tcdump Package from the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance
    Securing ESXi Hosts
      General ESXi Security Recommendations
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Disable the Managed Object Browser (MOB)
        Disable Authorized (SSH) Keys
        Configure SSL Timeouts
        Check the Acceptance Levels of Hosts and VIBs
        Add an ESXi Host to an Active Directory Domain
      ESXi Firewall Configuration
        Manage ESXi Firewall Settings
        Add Allowed IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
        NFS Client Rule Set Behavior
        Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
        ESXi Firewall Commands
      Assigning Permissions for ESXi
        Specify Users with DCUI Access in Lockdown Mode
        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
        Ensure that vpxuser Password Meets Policy
        dcui User Permissions
      Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain in the vSphere Web Client
        View Directory Service Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Replacing ESXi SSL Certificates and Keys
        Preparing Your Environment for ESXi Certificate Replacement
        Generate New Self-Signed Certificates for ESXi
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key from the ESXi Shell
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key by Using the vifs Command
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Uploading an SSH Key to Your ESXi Host
        Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
        Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Use the vSphere Web Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions in the vSphere Web Client
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the Direct Console User Interface
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
        SSH Security
      Lockdown Mode
        Lockdown Mode Behavior
        Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
        Specify Users with DCUI Access in Lockdown Mode
      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 Proxy Server Certificate to ESXi in the vSphere Web Client
        Use vSphere Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain in the vSphere Web Client
      Replace the Authentication Proxy Certificate for the ESXi Host
      Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
        Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service 5.0 and earlier
      vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Managing ESXi Log Files
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
    Securing Virtual Machines
      General Virtual Machine Protection
      Disable Unnecessary Functions Inside Virtual Machines
        Removing Unnecessary Hardware Devices
        Disable Unexposed Features
        Disable Copy and Paste Operations Between Guest Operating System and Remote Console
        Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
        Restrict Users from Running Commands Within a Virtual Machine
        Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices in the vSphere Web Client
        Limiting Guest Operating System Writes to Host Memory
          Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit in the vSphere Web Client
          Prevent the Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
      Use Templates to Deploy Virtual Machines
      Prevent Virtual Machines from Taking Over Resources
      Limit Informational Messages from Virtual Machines to VMX Files
      Prevent Virtual Disk Shrinking in the vSphere Web Client
      Minimize Use of Virtual Machine Console
      Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
        Limit the Number of Log Files in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Logging for the Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
    Securing vSphere Networking
      Introduction to vSphere Network Security
      Securing the Network with Firewalls
        Firewalls for Configurations with vCenter Server
        Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
        Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
        Connecting ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
        TCP and UDP Ports
      Secure the Physical Switch
      Securing Standard Switch Ports With Security Policies
      Securing Standard Switch MAC Addresses
        MAC Address Changes
        Forged Transmissions
        Promiscuous Mode Operation
      Secure vSphere Distributed Switches
      Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
        Security Considerations for VLANs
        Secure VLANs
      Creating a Network DMZ on a Single ESXi Host
      Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Internet Protocol Security
        List Available Security Associations
        Add a Security Association
        Remove a Security Association
        List Available Security Policies
        Create a Security Policy
        Remove a Security Policy
      Ensure Proper SNMP Configuration
      Use Virtual Switches on the vSphere Network Appliance Only If Required
    Best Practices for Virtual Machine and Host Security
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Securing iSCSI Storage
        Securing iSCSI Devices Through Authentication
        Protecting an iSCSI SAN
      Masking and Zoning SAN Resources
      Control CIM-Based Hardware Monitoring Tool Access
      Verify That Sending Host Performance Data to Guests is Disabled
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms
      Datacenter
      Datastore
      Datastore Cluster
      vSphere Distributed Switch
      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
      vCenter Inventory Service Tagging
      Virtual Machine Configuration
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations
      Virtual Machine Interaction
      Virtual Machine Inventory
      Virtual Machine Provisioning
      Virtual Machine Snapshot Management Privileges
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication
      dvPort Group
      vServices
      VRM Policy
  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
      Edit System Resource Allocation
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Specifying CPU Configuration
      Multicore Processors
      Hyperthreading
        Hyperthreading and ESXi Hosts
        Enable Hyperthreading in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Hyperthreaded Core Sharing Options
        Quarantining
      Using CPU Affinity
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor in the vSphere Web Client
        Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management in the vSphere Web Client
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine Swapfile Location for a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Delete Swap Files
      Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
      Memory Compression
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Web Client
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Web Client
      Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
      Memory Reliability
        Correcting an Error Isolation Notification
      About System Swap
        Configure System Swap in the vSphere Web Client
    View Graphics Information
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Storage I/O Control in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Remove a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      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
      Configuring DRS with Virtual Flash
      Create a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a DRS Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Disable DRS in the vSphere Web Client
      Restore a Resource Pool Tree in the vSphere Web Client
    Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources
      Adding Hosts to a Cluster
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Move a Virtual Machine to a Cluster
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
        Move a Virtual Machine Out of a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Removing a Host from a Cluster
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM in the vSphere Web Client
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group in the vSphere Web Client
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule in the vSphere Web Client
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule in the vSphere Web Client
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
    Creating a Datastore Cluster
      Initial Placement and Ongoing Balancing
      Storage Migration Recommendations
      Create a Datastore Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable and Disable Storage DRS in the vSphere Web Client
      Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters in the vSphere Web Client
      Setting the Aggressiveness Level for Storage DRS
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        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 Scheduling for Storage DRS in the vSphere Web Client
      Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules in the vSphere Web Client
        Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules in the vSphere Web Client
        Override VMDK Affinity Rules
      Clear Storage DRS Statistics in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Virtual NUMA Controls
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors in the vSphere Web Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity in the vSphere Web Client
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes in the vSphere Web Client
    Advanced Attributes
      Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Advanced Memory Attributes
        Advanced NUMA Attributes
      Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual NUMA Attributes
      Latency Sensitivity
        Adjust Latency Sensitivity in the vSphere Web Client
      About Reliable Memory
        View Reliable Memory
    Fault Definitions
      Virtual Machine is Pinned
      Virtual Machine not Compatible with any Host
      VM/VM DRS Rule Violated when Moving to another Host
      Host Incompatible with Virtual Machine
      Host has Virtual Machine that Violates VM/VM DRS Rules
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Virtual Machine
      Host in Incorrect State
      Host has Insufficient Number of Physical CPUs for Virtual Machine
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Each Virtual Machine CPU
      The Virtual Machine is in vMotion
      No Active Host in Cluster
      Insufficient Resources
      Insufficient Resources to Satisfy Configured Failover Level for HA
      No Compatible Hard Affinity Host
      No Compatible Soft Affinity Host
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Disallowed
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Impact
    DRS Troubleshooting Information
      Cluster Problems
        Load Imbalance on Cluster
        Cluster is Yellow
        Cluster is Red Because of Inconsistent Resource Pool
        Cluster is Red Because Failover Capacity is Violated
        No Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is Low
        Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is High
        DRS Seldom or Never Performs vMotion Migrations
      Host Problems
        DRS Recommends Host be Powered On to Increase Capacity When Total Cluster Load Is Low
        Total Cluster Load Is High
        Total Cluster Load Is Low
        DRS Does Not Evacuate a Host Requested to Enter Maintenance or Standby Mode
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines onto a Host
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines from a Host
      Virtual Machine Problems
        Insufficient CPU or Memory Resources
        VM/VM DRS Rule or VM/Host DRS Rule Violated
        Virtual Machine Power On Operation Fails
        DRS Does Not Move the Virtual Machine
  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
        Determining Responses to Host Issues
        VM and Application Monitoring
        Network Partitions
        Datastore Heartbeating
        vSphere HA Security
        Using vSphere HA with Virtual SAN
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring vSphere HA Cluster Settings in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Host Monitoring
          Configure Admission Control
          Configure VM and Application Monitoring
          Configure Datastore Heartbeating
      Customizing vSphere HA Behavior
        Set Advanced Options in the vSphere Web Client
        vSphere HA Advanced Attributes
        Customize an Individual Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      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
        Configure Networking for Host Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Fault Tolerance Host Networking Configuration Example
        Create Cluster and Check Compliance in the vSphere Web Client
      Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
        Turn On Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Setting Options for Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
          Turn Off Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Web Client
          Migrate Secondary VM in the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Web Client
          Test Fault Tolerance Failover in the vSphere Web Client
          Test Restart Secondary VM in the vSphere Web Client
      Viewing Information About Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance
        Viewing Fault Tolerance Errors in the vSphere Web Client
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Performance Charts View Menu Options
      Overview Performance Charts
        Clusters
          CPU (Cluster)
          CPU (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Disk (Hosts)
          Memory (Consumed, Total)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Network (Hosts)
        Datacenters
          CPU (Clusters)
          Memory (Clusters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
        Datastores
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Disk Space (Virtual Machines)
          Storage I/O Control Normalized Latency
          Storage I/O Control Aggregate IOPs
          Average Device Latency per Host
          Maximum Queue Depth per Host
          Read IOPs per Host
          Write IOPs per Host
          Average Read Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Average Write Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Read IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Write IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Storage I/O Control Activity
          Virtual Machine Observed Latency per Datastore
        Hosts
          CPU (%)
          CPU (MHz)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Disk (Sum)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk Requests (Number)
          Disk (Number)
          Disk (Latency)
          Disk (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Network (Virtual Machines)
        Resource Pools
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Data Counters)
        vApps
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
        Virtual Machines
          CPU (%)
          CPU Usage (MHz)
          Disk (Average)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk (Number)
          Virtual Disk Requests (Number)
          Virtual Disk Rate (KBps)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Fault Tolerance Performance Counters
            CPU (MHz)
            CPU System Time for vCPU (%)
            CPU Used Time for vCPU (%)
            Memory Active (MB)
            Memory Swapout (MB)
      Working with Advanced and Custom Charts
        View Advanced Performance Charts in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Advanced Chart Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart in the vSphere Web Client
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View in the vSphere Web Client
        Save Chart Data to a File in the vSphere Web Client
      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?
    Using vCenter Operations Manager in the vSphere Web Client
      Deploy vCenter Operations Manager from the Home Tab of the vSphere Web Client
      Attempts to Download the OVF Template of vCenter Operations Manager Fail
      Using Badges to Monitor Objects in the Virtual Environment
        The Health Badge
          Health Trend Graph
          The Workload Badge
          The Anomalies Badge
            The Anomalies Graph
          The Faults Badge
        The Risk Badge
        The Efficiency Badge
    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 Connected to vCenter Server
      Monitor Health Status in the vSphere Web Client When Connected to vCenter Server
      Reset Health Status Sensors When Connected to vCenter Server
      Reset Health Status Sensors in the vSphere Web Client When Connected to vCenter Server
      Troubleshoot the Hardware Health Service
    Monitoring Storage Resources
      Working with Storage Reports
        View Storage Reports in the vSphere Web Client
        Filter Storage Reports in the vSphere Web Client
        Customize Storage Reports in the vSphere Web Client
        Export Storage Reports in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
      View System Logs in the vSphere Web Client
      Export Events Data in the vSphere Web Client
      View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions in the vSphere Web Client
      Set an Alarm in the vSphere Web Client
        View and Edit Alarm Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Specify Alarm Name, Description, and Type in the vSphere Web Client
        Specify How an Event-Based Alarm is Triggered in the vSphere Web Client
        Specify How a Condition-Based or State-Based Alarm is Triggered in the vSphere Web Client
        Specify Alarm Actions in the vSphere Web Client
          Send Email as an Alarm Action in the vSphere Web Client
            vCenter Server Email Agent Notifications
          Send SNMP Traps as an Alarm in the vSphere Web Client
            SNMP Trap Notifications
          Run a Script or a Command as an Alarm Action in the vSphere Web Client
            Alarm Environment Variables for Scripts
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
      Acknowledge Triggered Alarms in the vSphere Web Client
      Reset Triggered Event Alarms in the vSphere Web Client
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices in the vSphere Web Client
      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 by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Configure SNMP for ESXi
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send SNMP v1 or v2c Traps
          Configure the SNMP Agent for GETs
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Set SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        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
      SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
    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
      Viewing Log Files with the Log Browser in the vSphere Web Client
        Retrieve Logs
        Search Log Files
        Filter Log Files
        Create Advanced Log Filters
        Adjust Log Times
        Export Logs from the Log Browser
        Compare Log Files
        Manage Logs Using the Log Browser
        Browse Log Files from Different Objects
  vSphere Single Host Management
    Updated Information
    Installing the vSphere Client
      vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
      vSphere Client Software Requirements
      TCP and UDP Ports for the vSphere Client
      Download the vSphere Client
      Install the vSphere Client
      Upgrade the vSphere Client
    Using the vSphere Client
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In
      Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
      Getting Started Tabs
        Disable Getting Started Tabs
        Restore Getting Started Tabs
      View Virtual Machine Console
      Using Lists
        Filter a List View
        Export a List
      Save vSphere Client Data
    Configuring ESXi Hosts
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
      Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Using the vSphere Client
      Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Client
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
    Managing License Keys on ESXi Hosts
      Access the ESXi License Key from the vSphere Client
      Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
      View Which Features Are Licensed on a Host
      Set an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode
      The License Key of an ESXi Host is Replaced
    Managing Tasks
      View Recent Tasks
      Use Keywords to Filter the Tasks List
    Securing ESXi Hosts
      Allow or Deny Access to an ESXi Service or Management Agent
      Add Allowed IP Addresses
      Set Service or Client Startup Options
      Disable Shell Access for Anonymous Users
    ESXi Authentication and User Management
      Managing Users with the vSphere Client
        Add a Local ESXi User
        Modify the Settings for a User on the Host
        Remove a Local ESXi User from a Host
        Sort, Export, and View Local ESXi Users
      Password Requirements
      Assigning Permissions for ESXi
        Permission Validation
        Replace the Authentication Proxy Certificate for the ESXi Host
        Change Permissions
        Remove Permissions
      Managing ESXi Roles
        Create a Role
        Clone a Role
        Edit a Role
        Rename a Role
        Remove a Role
      Using Active Directory to Manage Users
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
      Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Use Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
    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 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
    Deploying OVF Templates
      Deploy an OVF Template
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Configuring Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions
      Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere 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 Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in the vSphere Client
        Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Client
        Change Memory Hot-Add Settings in the vSphere Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Client
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere 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 Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere 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 Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere 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 Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick
      Virtual Machine Controller Configuration
        Add SCSI Controllers
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere 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 DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive in the vSphere Client
        Add a DVD or CD-ROM Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Client
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        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 Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove a USB Device from a Virtual Machine
        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 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
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Client
      Enable Logging in the vSphere Client
      Disable Acceleration in the vSphere Client
      Configure Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Client
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Open a Console to a Virtual Machine
      Remove Virtual Machines from a Host
      Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
      Return a Virtual Machine or Template to a Host
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Taking Snapshots
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Go To a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Client
    Networking in the vSphere Client
      View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
      View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch
        View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Number of Ports for a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter
        Add Uplink Adapters
    Managing Storage on a Single Host
      Display Storage Devices for a Host in the vSphere Client
      Display Storage Devices for an Adapter in the vSphere Client
      View Storage Adapters Information in the vSphere Client
      Review Datastore Information in the vSphere Client
      Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
      Modify WWN Assignments
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
      Add Software FCoE Adapters
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapters
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
          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 in the vSphere Client
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery in the vSphere Client
        Set Up Static Discovery in the vSphere Client
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Set Up CHAP for Target in the vSphere Client
        Disable CHAP
      Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
      Managing Storage Devices
        Rename Storage Devices in the vSphere Client
        Perform Storage Rescan in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs
      Working with Datastores
        Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Client
        Create NFS Datastores
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
          Mount a VMFS Datastore with an Existing Signature
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
        Upgrading VMFS Datastores
          Upgrade VMFS2 Datastores to VMFS3
          Upgrade VMFS3 Datastores to VMFS5 in the vSphere Client
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Client
        Rename VMFS or NFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Group VMFS or NFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Delete VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Create a Diagnostic Partition in the vSphere Client
        Raw Device Mapping
          Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
          Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN
        Understanding Multipathing and Failover
          Path Scanning and Claiming
            View Datastore Paths in the vSphere Client
            View Storage Device Paths in the vSphere Client
            Change the Path Selection Policy in the vSphere Client
            Disable Paths in the vSphere Client
        Storage Hardware Acceleration
          Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Storage Thin Provisioning
          Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
          View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
          Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
    Resource Management for Single Hosts
      Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
        Edit System Resource Allocation
      Administering CPU Resources
        View Processor Information
        Enable Hyperthreading
        Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management
      Administering Memory Resources
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host
        Configure the Host Cache
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache
      Using NUMA Systems with ESXi
        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
        Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
    Monitoring a Single Host with the vSphere Client
      Monitoring Host Health Status
        Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host
        Reset Hardware Sensors When Directly Connected to a Host
      View Events
      View System Logs
      View Charts
  vSphere Troubleshooting
    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 Troubleshooting
        Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Recover Orphaned Virtual Machines
      Cannot Consolidate Snapshots for Large-Capacity Disks
      Virtual Machine Does Not Power On After Cloning or Deploying from Template in the vSphere Web Client
    Troubleshooting Hosts
      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
        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
        Problems if You Upgrade vCenter Server But Do Not Upgrade Auto Deploy Server
      Authentication Token Manipulation Error
      Active Directory Rule Set Error Causes Host Profile Compliance Failure in the vSphere Web Client
      Unable to Join Domain when Likewise Resources are Low
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server
        Configuring Logging for the VMware Inventory Service
        vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
        Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
        Error When You Change vCenter Server Appliance Host Name
        VMware vCenter Management Webservices Service Fails to Start
      Troubleshooting the vSphere Web Client
        vCenter Server System Does Not Appear in vSphere Web Client Inventory
        Unable to Start the Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Web Client
        Unable to View the Alarm Definitions Tab of a Datacenter
        Login to vSphere Web Client Fails with a Duplicate Session Error
      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
      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
        Cannot Configure vSphere HA When Using Custom SSL Certificates
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Troubleshooting Availability
      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 Failover Protection
        Incorrect Virtual Machine Protection State
        Virtual Machine Restart Fails
        Configuration of vSphere HA on Hosts Times Out
      Troubleshooting vSphere Fault Tolerance in Network Partitions
        Primary VM Remains in the Need Secondary State
        Role Switch Behavior Problems
    Troubleshooting Resource Management
      DRS Troubleshooting Information
        Cluster Problems
          Load Imbalance on Cluster
          Cluster is Yellow
          Cluster is Red Because of Inconsistent Resource Pool
          Cluster is Red Because Failover Capacity is Violated
          No Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is Low
          Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is High
          DRS Seldom or Never Performs vMotion Migrations
        Host Problems
          DRS Recommends Host be Powered On to Increase Capacity When Total Cluster Load Is Low
          Total Cluster Load Is High
          Total Cluster Load Is Low
          DRS Does Not Evacuate a Host Requested to Enter Maintenance or Standby Mode
          DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines onto a Host
          DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines from a Host
        Virtual Machine Problems
          Insufficient CPU or Memory Resources
          VM/VM DRS Rule or VM/Host DRS Rule Violated
          Virtual Machine Power On Operation Fails
          DRS Does Not Move the Virtual Machine
      Troubleshooting Storage DRS
        Storage DRS is Disabled on a Virtual Disk
        Datastore Cannot Enter Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Web Client
        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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Storage DRS Rule Violation Fault Is Displayed Multiple Times
        Storage DRS Rules Not Deleted from Datastore Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Alternative Storage DRS Placement Recommendations Are Not Generated
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations Fails
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control
        Unsupported Host Connected to Datastore
        Unmanaged Workload Detected on Datastore
        Unable to View Performance Charts for Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
        Cannot Enable Storage I/O Control on Datastore
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machines with RDMs Need to Ignore SCSI INQUIRY Cache
      Software iSCSI Adapter Is Enabled When Not Needed
      Failure to Mount NFS Datastores
      VMkernel Log Files Contain SCSI Sense Codes
      Troubleshooting Storage Adapters
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Troubleshooting Solid-State Drives
        Local SSDs Are Unavailable for Use with Virtual SAN or Virtual Flash
          Preventing SSD Formatting During Auto-Partitioning
        Local SSDs Are Undetectable
          Tag Devices as SSD
          Tag Devices as Local
      Troubleshooting Virtual SAN
        Using esxcli Commands with Virtual SAN
        Virtual SAN Configuration on an ESXi Host Might Fail
        Not Compliant Virtual Machine Objects Do Not Become Compliant Instantly
        Virtual SAN Cluster Configuration Issues
    Troubleshooting Networking
      Duplicate MAC Addresses of Virtual Machines on the Same Network
      The Conversion to the Enhanced LACP Support Fails
      Unable to Remove a Host from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch 5.1 and Later Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Hosts on vSphere Distributed Switch 5.0 and Earlier Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Alarm for Loss of Network Redundancy on a Host
      Virtual Machines Lose Connectivity After Changing the Uplink Failover Order of a Distributed Port Group
      A Virtual Machine that Runs a VPN Client Causes Denial of Service for Virtual Machines on the Host or Across a vSphere HA Cluster
      Low Throughput for UDP Workloads on Windows Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machines on the Same Distributed Port Group and on Different Hosts Cannot Communicate with Each Other
      A Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Is Powered off Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
      Attempt to Power On a Migrated vApp Fails Because the Associated Protocol Profile Is Missing
      Networking Configuration Operation Is Rolled Back and a Host Is Disconnected from vCenter Server
    Troubleshooting Licensing
      Troubleshooting Host Licensing
        Unable to Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host
        ESXi Host Disconnects from vCenter Server
      Troubleshooting License Reporting
        License Reporting Interface Does Not Appear in the vSphere Web Client
        Unable to View License Use Data in the vSphere Web Client
        Unable to Export a Licensing Report in the vSphere Web Client
      Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Assign a License Key to vCenter Server
      Unable to Configure or Use a Feature
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      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
    Before You Install vCenter Server
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
        Create a 64-Bit DSN
        Confirm That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        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
          Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
          Configure an Oracle Database User
          Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
          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
      Prerequisites for Installing vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Installation
      vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
      vCenter Single Sign-On and High Availability
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing or Upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Installing vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Installation and Sign-In Process
      vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
      Download the vCenter Server Installer
      Install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Server by Using Simple Install
        Install vCenter Single Sign-On, the vSphere Web Client, and vCenter Inventory Service as Part of a vCenter Server Simple Install
        Install vCenter Server as Part of a Simple Install
      Use Custom Install to Install vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install the First or Only vCenter Single Sign-On Instance in a vCenter Server Deployment
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at an Existing Site
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at a New Site
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Install vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Install vCenter Server as Part of a Custom Install
      Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Active Directory Identity Source Settings
        Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server Java Components Separately
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server tc Server Separately
      vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
      Download and Deploy the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Custom Password on the First Boot for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure a vCenter Server Appliance to Use the vCenter Single Sign-On of a Different Virtual Machine
        Format for the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration File
    After You Install vCenter Server
      Install vCenter Server Components and Support Tools
        Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
          Install a Local Copy of vSphere Web Client Help
        Install the Update Manager Server
        Install or Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy
        Install or Upgrade 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
        Set the IP Address for a Linked Mode vCenter Server with Multiple Network Interfaces
        Linked Mode Troubleshooting
          Configure Firewall Access by Opening Selected Ports
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
      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
      Reset the vCenter Inventory Service Database
      Enable IPv6 Support for vCenter Inventory Service
      Setting Up vCenter Single Sign-On in High Availability Mode
    Before You Install ESXi
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
          Provisioning ESXi Hosts by Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateful Installations
          vSphere Auto Deploy and Stateless Caching
        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
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Installing ESXi
      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.x 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 Quick Start 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
            Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Using Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Introduction
          Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Set Up Stateless Hosts to Use Auto Deploy with Caching
            Prepare for Auto Deploy with Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
          Enable Stateful Installs for Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy
            Prepare Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy for Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
        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 with the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Consider and Implement Your Partitioning Strategy
        Advanced Management Tasks
          Reregister Auto Deploy
          Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
          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
          Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
          Auto Deploy Best Practices
          Set up a Highly Available Auto Deploy Infrastructure
          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
          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
          Problems if You Upgrade vCenter Server But Do Not Upgrade 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 in the vSphere Web Client
          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 and Apply a Host Profile with the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
          Provision All Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      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 from the vSphere Web 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
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        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 Web 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 Web 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 Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
      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 Web Client
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Recording the ESXi License Key
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
          Access the ESXi License Key from the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Upgrade
    Overview of the Upgrade Process
      How vSphere 5.x Differs from vSphere 4.x
      Differences Between vSphere Upgrades and Updates
    System Requirements
      ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Recommendation for Enhanced ESXi Performance
      Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client , vCenter Inventory Service, and vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Software Requirements
      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
    Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server
      About the vCenter Server Upgrade
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Upgrades
      vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment Modes
      vCenter Single Sign-On and High Availability
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Upgrade Summary
      Required Information for Installing or Upgrading vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
      Best Practices for vCenter Server Upgrades
      Prerequisites for the vCenter Server Upgrade
      vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
      Upgrading to vCenter Server on a Different Machine
      Supported Database Upgrades
      Confirm That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      JDBC URL Formats for the vCenter Server Database
      DNS Load Balancing Solutions and vCenter Server Datastore Naming
      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
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Upgrading vCenter Server
      vCenter Server Upgrade and Sign-On Process for Environments that Do Not Include vCenter Single Sign-On
      vCenter Server Upgrade and Sign-On Process for Environments with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Use Simple Install to Upgrade vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install or Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On and the vSphere Web Client as Part of a vCenter Server Simple Install
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service as Part of vCenter Server Simple Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server as Part of a Simple Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade Version 5.0.x and Earlier vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install the First or Only vCenter Single Sign-On Instance in a vCenter Server Deployment
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at an Existing Site
        Install an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Node at a New Site
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade a Basic vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment of Version 5.1.x vCenter Server and Required Components
        Install or Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On in a Basic Deployment
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade vCenter Server from a Version 5.1.x High Availability vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment
        Upgrade the First vCenter Single Sign-On Node in a High Availability Installation
        Upgrade an Additional vCenter Single Sign-On Server for High Availability
        Reconfigure the Load Balancer After Upgrading a vCenter Single Sign-On High Availability Deployment to Version 5.5
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Use Custom Install to Upgrade vCenter Server from a Version 5.1.x Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Deployment
        Install or Upgrade the First vCenter Single Sign-On Server in a Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Installation
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
        Install or Upgrade an Additional Single Sign-On Server for a Multisite vCenter Single Sign-On Installation
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Upgrade vCenter Inventory Service Separately by Using Custom Install
        Upgrade vCenter Server Separately by Using Custom Install
      Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Active Directory Identity Source Settings
        Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Migrate vCenter Server and Components from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install vCenter Single Sign-On in a Migration to vSphere 5.5 from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate vSphere Web Client Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Migrate vCenter Inventory Service Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install Inventory Service in a vCenter Server Migration from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Migrate vCenter Server Data from a Windows Server 2003 Host
        Install vCenter Server in a Migration from a Windows Server 2003 Host
      vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
      Updating vCenter Server with Service Packs
        Elevate Administrators Group Privileges to Administrator Level in Windows Server 2008
      Upgrading and Updating the vCenter Server Appliance
        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
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server Java Components Separately
      Install or Upgrade vCenter Server tc Server Separately
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
      vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
    After You Upgrade vCenter Server
      Install or Upgrade the vSphere Web Client
        Install a Local Copy of vSphere Web Client Help
      Install or Upgrade vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Syslog Collector
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Auto Deploy
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Enable IPv6 Support for vCenter Inventory Service
      Linked Mode Considerations for vCenter Server
      Linked Mode Prerequisites for vCenter Server
      Join a Linked Mode Group After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
      Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
    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 from ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          Migrating ESX 4.x Files and Settings to ESXi 5.x
          Firewall Configuration Changes After Migration or Upgrade to ESXi 5.x
          Resource Pool Settings Affected by the Upgrade from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          SSH Configuration Affected by Upgrading or Migrating to ESXi 5.x
        Networking Changes in ESXi 5.x
          ESX 4.x Service Console Port Group Removed in Migration to ESXi 5.x
        Partitioning Changes from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.x
          Partitioning in New ESXi 5.x Installations
          Partitioning in Upgraded ESXi 5.x Hosts
        ESXi 5.5 Upgrade Options
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Supported Upgrades to ESXi 5.5.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
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Download the ESXi Installer
      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.x 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.x 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
          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
          Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
          Update ESXi Hosts by Using 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 5.5
    Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
    Example Upgrade Scenarios
      Moving Virtual Machines Using vMotion During an Upgrade
      Moving Powered Off or Suspended Virtual Machines During an Upgrade with vCenter Server
      Migrating ESX 4.x or ESXi 4.x Hosts to ESXi 5.5 in a PXE-Booted Auto Deploy Installation
      Upgrading vSphere Components Separately in a Horizon View Environment
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    vCloud Suite Licensing and Integration
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Datacenter
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Use the vSphere Web Client Inventory Tree
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress in the vSphere Web Client
      Refresh Data in the vSphere Web Client
      Searching the Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform a Quick Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform a Simple Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform an Advanced Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Save a Search in the vSphere Web Client
        Load a Saved Search in the vSphere Web Client
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data in the vSphere Web Client
      Drag and Drop Objects in the vSphere Web Client
      Export Lists
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Configuring vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring Statistics Settings in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure User Directory Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Mail Sender Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure SNMP Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        View Port Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Timeout Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Logging Options in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Database Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure SSL Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Advanced Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
          Data That VMware Receives
          Enable or Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure Data Collection Time
      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 vCenter Single Sign-On Mode 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 Authentication Settings on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web 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
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Datacenters in the vSphere Web Client
      Add a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create Clusters in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Folder in the vSphere Web Client
    Tagging Objects in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Apply a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      Licensing for ESXi Hosts
      Licensing for vCenter Server
      Licensing for Virtual SAN
      Licensing for vCloud Suite
      Solution Licensing
      Evaluation Mode Licenses
      License and Evaluation Period Expiry
      Licensing ESXi Hosts and vCenter Server After Upgrade
      vCenter Server License Inventory
      License Management Permissions
      Viewing Licensing Information About Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        View License Information in the vSphere Web Client
        View Information About a Product in the vSphere Web Client
        View Information About a License Key in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Licensed Features on an Asset in the vSphere Web Client
        Export Licensing Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Assigning Licenses in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a License Key and Assign It to Multiple Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        Add License Keys to the Licensing Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to Multiple Assets in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a License Key to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set an Asset to Evaluation Mode in the vSphere Web Client
      Creating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Use for Multiple Products in the vSphere Web Client
        View License Use Details for a Single Product in the vSphere Web Client
        View Details for a License Key in the vSphere Web Client
        Export a License Use Report in the vSphere Web Client
        Set a Threshold for the License Use of a Product in the vSphere Web Client
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks in the vSphere Web Client
        View Tasks in the vSphere Web Client
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Web Client
        Change or Reschedule a Task in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Web Client
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Reconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
      Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
      Understanding Managed Host Removal
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
    Migrating Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      Cold Migration in the vSphere Web Client
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
      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 for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports in the vSphere Web Client
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        About Migration Compatibility Checks
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Host by Using vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Host and Datastore by Using vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations in the vSphere Web Client
    Automating Management Tasks in the vSphere Web Client by Using vCenter Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vCenter Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Managing Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects in the vSphere Web Client
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Datacenter Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Datacenter Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    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 Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      VMware Tools
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the 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
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems in the vSphere Web Client
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Web Client
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Web Client
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
    Deploying OVF Templates
      OVF File Format and OVF Templates
      Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select OVF Deployment Configuration
        Select a Resource for the OVF Template
        Select Storage for OVF Template
        Configure Networks for OVF Template
        Customize the OVF Template
        Configure vService Dependency
      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
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool for VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Web Client
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources in vSphere Web Client
        Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters in the vSphere Web Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the vSphere Web 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
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web 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
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Web 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
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards in the vSphere Web Client
      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 USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        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
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Web Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Web Client
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging in the vSphere Web Client
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices in the vSphere Web Client
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Open a Virtual Machine Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
        Register a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Template Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Deleting Templates in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Templates from the Inventory in the vSphere Web Client
        Delete a Template from the Disk in the vSphere Web Client
        Reregister Templates in the vSphere Web Client
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing vServices in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a vService Dependency in the vSphere Web Client
    VMware Tools Components, Configuration Options, and Security Requirements
      Components of VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Service
        VMware Tools Device Drivers
        VMware User Process
      Repairing, Changing, and Uninstalling VMware Tools Components
        Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
        Uninstall VMware Tools
        Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Security Considerations for Configuring VMware Tools
      Using vmwtool to Configure VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
        Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
        Disable Time Synchronization Completely
        Connect or Disconnect a Virtual Device
        Shrink a Virtual Disk
        Using Custom VMware Tools Scripts
          Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts in Windows Guests
          Use Custom Scripts in Operating Systems Other Than Windows
          Default VMware Tools Scripts
          Disable a VMware Tools Script
        Retrieve Status Information About the Virtual Machine
          Subcommands for the stat Command
          Exit Codes for the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Automate VMware Tools Installation for Multiple Windows Virtual Machines
        Suppress Prompts About Unsigned Drivers on Windows Operating Systems Before Vista
        Add VMware as a Trusted Publisher to Suppress Driver Prompts
        Names of VMware Tools Components Used in Silent Installations
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Upgrade VMware Tools by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Updated Information
    Using Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client
      Host Profiles Usage Model in the vSphere Web Client
      Access Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance in the vSphere Web Client
      Remediate a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Host Profile Component in the vSphere Web Client
      Duplicate a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Copy Settings from Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy in the vSphere Web Client
      Import a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Export a Host Profile in the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VLAN Configuration
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version with the vSphere Web Client
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
          Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations with the vSphere Web Client
          Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
          Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor Distributed Port State with the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Distributed Port Settings with the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        Enable or Disable vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check in the vSphere Web Client
        View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check Information
      Export, Import, and Restore Distributed Switch Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations with the vSphere Web Client
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN with the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN with the vSphere Web Client
      LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
        Configure a LAG to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a LAG in the vSphere Web Client
          Set a LAG as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign Physical NICs to LAG Ports in the vSphere Web Client
          Set the LAG as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a LAG in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      The VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
    Networking Policies
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Edit Teaming and Failover Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port Teaming and Failover Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      VLAN Policy
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port with the vSphere Web Client
      Security Policy
        Edit Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port Security Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Monitoring Policy
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Web Client
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port in the vSphere Web Client
        Qualifying Traffic for Filtering and Marking
          System Traffic Qualifier
          MAC Traffic Qualifier
          IP Traffic Qualifier
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Blocking Policies with the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Network Resources
      vSphere Network I/O Control
        Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Create a Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
        Add or Remove Distributed Port Groups from a Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Network Resource Pool Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        Delete a User-Defined Network Resource Pool with the vSphere Web Client
      TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames
        Enabling TSO
          Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine by Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable TSO Support for a VMkernel Network Adapter
        Enabling Jumbo Frames
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Standard Switch with the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
      DirectPath I/O
        Enable Passthrough for a Network Device on a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine with the vSphere Web Client
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
        SR-IOV Support
        SR-IOV Component Architecture and Interaction
        vSphere and Virtual Function Interaction
        DirectPath I/O vs SR-IOV
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Use SR-IOV in the vSphere Web Client
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign a Virtual Function as SR-IOV Passthrough Adapter to a Virtual Machine by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Networking Options for the Traffic Related to an SR-IOV Enabled Virtual Machine
        Using an SR-IOV Physical Adapter to Handle Virtual Machine Traffic
        Enabling SR-IOV by Using Host Profiles in the vSphere Web Client or Through an ESXCLI Command
          Enable SR-IOV in a Host Profile by Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter by Using an ESXCLI Command
        A Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Is Powered off Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
    MAC Address Management
      MAC Address Assignment from vCenter Server
        VMware OUI Allocation
        Prefix-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Range-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Assigning a MAC Address
          Change to or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations in the vSphere Web Client
          Set or Change Allocation Type
      MAC Address Generation on ESXi Hosts
      Setting a Static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
        VMware OUI in Static MAC Addresses
        Assign a Static MAC Address with the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Static MAC Address in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Advanced Networking
      Enable or Disable IPv6 Support on a Host by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility
        Port Mirroring Interoperability
        Create a Port Mirroring Session with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Session Type with the vSphere Web Client
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Sources with the vSphere Web Client
          Select Port Mirroring Destinations and Verify Settings with the vSphere Web Client
        View Port Mirroring Session Details in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit Port Mirroring Session Details, Sources, and Destinations with the vSphere Web Client
      Configure NetFlow Settings with the vSphere Web Client
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch with the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View Switch Information with the vSphere Web Client
      Mounting NFS Volumes
      Networking Rollback and Recovery
        vSphere Networking Rollback
          Disable Network Rollback with the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
        Restore a Previous Networking Configuration with the vSphere Web Client
        Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Configuring Protocol Profiles for Virtual Machine Networking
        Add a Network Protocol Profile
          Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
          Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
          Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
          Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
          Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile in the vSphere Web Client
      Stateless Network Deployment
    Monitoring Network Packets
      Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Capturing Packets
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Tracing Packets
        pktcap-uw Options for Output Control
        pktcap-uw Options for Filtering Packets
        Capturing Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
          Capture Packets That Arrive at a Physical Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMXNET3 Virtual Machine Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMkernel Adapter
          Capture Dropped Packets
          Capture Packets at DVFilter Level
          Using the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            List the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
        Trace Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Supported Storage Adapters
        Storage Adapter Characteristics
        View Storage Adapters Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Datastore Characteristics
        Display Datastore Information in the vSphere Web Client
        List Datastores for an Infrastructure Object
      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
      ESXi Hosts and Multiple Storage Arrays
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
      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
      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
    Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapters
      Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE in the vSphere Web Client
      Add Software FCoE Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
    Modifying Fibre Channel Storage for ESXi
      Testing ESXi SAN Configurations
      General Setup Considerations for Fibre Channel SAN Arrays
      EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems in Fibre Channel SAN Configurations
      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
    Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Requirements and Considerations for Software FCoE Boot
      Best Practices for Software FCoE Boot
      Set Up Software FCoE Boot
        Configure Software FCoE Boot Parameters
        Install and Boot ESXi from Software FCoE LUN
      Troubleshooting Installation and Boot from Software FCoE
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Change IP Address and DNS Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapter
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Guidelines for Using iSCSI Port Binding in ESXi
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Change Network Policy for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
          Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters in the vSphere Web Client
          Review Port Binding Details in the vSphere Web Client
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Independent Hardware iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Up Static Discovery in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Static Targets in the vSphere Web Client
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Up CHAP for Target in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI in the vSphere Web Client
      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
      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
    Managing Storage Devices
      Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Rename Storage Devices
      Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan in the vSphere Web Client
        Perform Adapter Rescan in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs in the vSphere Web Client
      Identifying Device Connectivity Problems
        Detecting PDL Conditions
        Performing Planned Storage Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
        Recovering From PDL Conditions
        Handling Transient APD Conditions
          Disable Storage APD Handling
          Change Timeout Limits for Storage APD
        Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
        PDL Conditions and High Availability
          Edit Configuration File Parameters
          Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
    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
          Turn off ATS Locking
      Understanding NFS Datastores
        NFS Datastores as Repositories for Commonly Used Files
        Using Layer 3 Routed Connections to Access NFS Storage
      Creating Datastores
        Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
        Create NFS Datastore in the vSphere Web Client
      Change Datastore Name in the vSphere Web Client
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Keep Existing Datastore Signature in the vSphere Web Client
        Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy in the vSphere Web Client
      Upgrading VMFS Datastores
        Upgrade a Datastore to VMFS5 in the vSphere Web Client
      Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Web Client
      Unmount VMFS or NFS Datastores
      Mount VMFS Datastores
      Remove VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Web Client
      Storage Filtering
        Turn off Storage Filters in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
      Creating a Diagnostic Partition
        Create a Diagnostic Partition in the vSphere Web Client
        Verify a Diagnostic Partition
        Move the Coredump to a File
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Configuring VMFS Pointer Block Cache
        Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
    Raw Device Mapping
      About Raw Device Mapping
        Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
        RDM Considerations and Limitations
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Manage Paths for a Mapped LUN in the vSphere Web Client
    Working with Solid State Disks
      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
      Monitor SSD Devices
      Identify SSD Devices
      Identifying a Virtual SSD Device
      Best Practices for SSD Devices
        Estimate SSD Lifetime
      Swapping to Host Cache
        Configure the Host Cache in the vSphere Web Client
      Local SSDs Are Undetectable
    Working with Virtual SAN
      About Virtual SAN
        Virtual SAN and Object-Based Storage
        Characteristics of Virtual SAN
        About Virtual SAN Datastores
        Requirements for Virtual SAN
        Virtual SAN Networking Requirements and Best Practices
          Set Up Networking for Virtual SAN
        Using Virtual SAN and vSphere HA
      Enabling Virtual SAN
        Create a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Enable Virtual SAN on Existing Clusters
        Assign a License Key to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        View Virtual SAN Datastore
        Disable Virtual SAN
      Managing Disk Groups
        Use Semi-Automatic Method to Claim Disks for Virtual SAN
        Use Manual Method to Claim Disks for Virtual SAN
        Add a Disk to the Disk Group
        Remove Disks from Virtual SAN
      Monitoring Virtual SAN
        Monitor the Virtual SAN Cluster
        Monitor Disks that Participate in Virtual SAN Datastores
      Managing Virtual SAN
        Expanding a Virtual SAN Cluster
          Add a Host to the Virtual SAN Cluster
          Add a Host to the Virtual SAN Cluster using Host Profile
        Place a Member of Virtual SAN Cluster in Maintenance Mode
      Virtual SAN and Storage Policy-Based Management
        View Virtual SAN Storage Providers
        Define a Virtual Machine Storage Policy for Virtual SAN
    About Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Understanding Storage Capabilities
        Assign Tags to Datastores
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Policies
        About Rule Sets
        Enable Virtual Machine Storage Policies
        Define a Storage Policy for a Virtual Machine
        Add or Edit Tag-Based Rules
        Edit a Storage Policy
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Policy
        Apply a Storage Policy to a Virtual Machine
        Monitor Storage Compliance for Virtual Machines
        Check Storage Compliance for a Virtual Machine
        Find a Compatible Storage Resource for a Noncompliant Virtual Machine
        Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy
    About VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
      DRS Support for Flash Read Cache
      vSphere High Availability Support for Flash Read Cache
      Using Virtual Flash Resource to Configure a Swap Cache
      Virtual Flash Volume Limits
      Set Up Virtual Flash Resource
      Set Up Multiple Virtual Flash Resources
      Configure Host Swap Cache with Virtual Flash Resource
      Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
      Remove Virtual Flash Resource
      Migrating Virtual Machines with Flash Read Cache
      Using esxcli Commands with Virtual Flash
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        View Storage Device Paths in the vSphere Web Client
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
        Change the Path Selection Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Paths in the vSphere Web Client
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
        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
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks in the vSphere Web Client
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources in the vSphere Web Client
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks in the vSphere Web Client
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      Array Thin Provisioning and VMFS Datastores
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
        Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
    Using Storage Providers
      Storage Providers and Storage Data Representation
      Storage Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Storage Status Reporting
      Register Storage Providers
      Securing Communication with Storage Providers
      View Storage Provider Information in the vSphere Web Client
      Unregister Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
      Update Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
          Creating a VMFS Datastore
          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
        Licensing vSphere Storage Appliance
      Installing and Configuring the VSA Cluster Components
        vSphere Storage Appliance Planning Checklist
        VSA Cluster Requirements
          Requirements for vCenter Server in a VSA Cluster
          VSA Manager System and Software Requirements
          Hardware Requirements for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Software Configuration Required for ESXi in a VSA Cluster
          Considerations for Brownfield Installation
          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 and Configuration
          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
        Create a Datacenter and Add Hosts in the vSphere Web Client
        Install VSA Manager
        Uninstall VSA Manager
        Installing and Running VSA Cluster Service
          Install VSA Cluster Service on Windows
          Install VSA Cluster Service on Linux
          Command-Line Options to Install VSA Cluster Service
          Uninstall VSA Cluster Service from Linux
          Command-Line Options to Uninstall VSA Cluster Service
          Control VSA Cluster Service
        Enable VSA Access for the vSphere Web Client
        Enable the VSA Manager Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client
        Modify URL for VSA Help
      Upgrading vSphere Storage Appliance Environment
        Upgrade vSphere Storage Appliance Components from Version 1.x to Version 5.5
        Upgrade vSphere Storage Appliance Components from Version 5.1.x to Version 5.5 or Later
          Upgrade VSA Manager from Version 5.1.x to Version 5.5 or Later
          Upgrade Existing VSA Clusters
      Creating a VSA Cluster
        Manual Creation of the VSA Cluster
          Create a VSA Cluster
            Start the VSA Installer Wizard
            Review vSphere Features
            Select a Datacenter
            Select Hosts
            Configure the VSA Cluster Network
            Specify Storage Capacity
            Select When to Format the Disks
            Review and Start the VSA Cluster Installation
            Collect the VSA Installer Logs
        Automated Creation of a VSA Cluster
          VSA Automated Installer Requirements
          Create a VSA Cluster with the VSA Automated Installer
          VSA Automated Installer Options
        Deploy VSA Clusters from Local Copies of VSA System Disks
        Verify VSA Datastores in the vSphere Web Client
        Removing VSA Cluster from vCenter Server
          Delete a VSA Cluster
      Maintaining a VSA Cluster
        Using Multiple VSA Clusters
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on the Entire VSA Cluster
        Perform Maintenance Tasks on a VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a VSA Cluster Member
          Select a VSA Cluster Member to Replace
          Select a Replacement ESXi Host
          Select When to Format the Disks
          Review and Start the Replacement of the VSA Cluster Member
          Verify the Replaced VSA Cluster Member
        Replace a Cluster Member of a Legacy VSA Cluster
        Change the VSA Cluster IP Address
        Change the VSA Cluster Password
        Adding Storage Capacity to VSA Clusters
          Adding Storage Within a Single RAID
          Adding a New RAID
          Reconfigure Storage on an ESXi Host
          Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Web Client
          Increase VSA Cluster Storage Capacity
        Moving a VSA Cluster
          Prepare a VSA Cluster to Be Moved
          Reconfigure VSA Cluster Components
            Reconfigure Network Settings on a Windows System
            Reconfigure the Network Settings of the ESXi Hosts
          Complete VSA Cluster Move
        Reconfigure the VSA Cluster Network
          Provide New Configuration Data for the VSA Cluster Network
          Verify Network Reconfiguration Data
          Complete the Network Reconfiguration Process
        Indicate Changes to Virtual Machine Configuration
      Monitoring a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Cluster
        View Information About a VSA Datastore
        View Information About VSA Cluster Member Appliances
        View a Graphical Map of a VSA Cluster
      Troubleshooting a VSA Cluster
        Collect VSA Cluster Logs
        VSA Manager Page Does Not Appear
        VSA Cluster Member Failure
        Repair the Connection with the VSA Cluster Service
        Restart the VSA Cluster Service
        vCenter Server Failure
        Recover the Management of an Existing VSA Cluster
          Provide Information for the VSA Cluster Recovery
          Start VSA Cluster Recovery
        Failure to Increase VSA Cluster Storage
        VSA Manager Page Fails to Load in the vSphere Web Client
        Update the Outdated Version of VSA Cluster Service
  vSphere Security
    Security in the vSphere Environment
      Security and the Virtualization Layer
      Security and the Virtual Networking Layer
      Security Resources and Information
    vSphere Authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Protects Your Environment
      vCenter Single Sign-On Components
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Installation
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects vCenter Server Upgrades
      Using vCenter Single Sign-On with vSphere
      Configuring vCenter Single Sign-On
        Reset an Expired vCenter Single Sign-On Password
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Lockout Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Token Policy
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
        Set the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
          Active Directory Identity Source Settings
          Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a Security Token Service (STS) Certificate
        Refresh the Security Token Service (STS) Root Certificate
        Determine the Expiration Date of an SSL Certificate
        Determine Whether a Certificate is Being Used
        Use vCenter Single Sign-On with Windows Session Authentication
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups
        Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Disable and Enable vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Delete a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Remove Members from a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Delete vCenter Single Sign-On Application Users
        Change Your vCenter Single Sign-On Password
      Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On
        vCenter Single Sign-On Installation Fails
        Determining the Cause of a Lookup Service Error
        Unable to Log In Using Active Directory Domain Authentication
        vCenter Server Login Fails Because the User Account is Locked
    vSphere Security Certificates and Encryption
      Certificates Used in vSphere
      Certificate Replacement Overview
      Certificate Automation Tool Deployment Options
      Replacing vCenter Certificates With the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Preparing Your Environment
        Install the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Predefine Default Values for vCenter Certificate Automation Tool
        Generate Certificate Requests and Set Up CA Signed Certificates
        Run the Update Planner
        Run the Tool to Update SSL Certificates and Trusts
        Rolling Back Your Updates
      Replace vCenter Server Appliance Certificates
      Replace vCenter Server Heartbeat Certificates
    vSphere Users and Permissions
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Permission Validation
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
      Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
      Password Requirements
      vCenter Server User Directory Settings
    vCenter User Management Tasks
      Managing Permissions for vCenter Components
        Assign Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove Permissions in the vSphere Web Client
        Change Permission Validation Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Roles in vCenter Server and ESXi
        Create a Role in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Role in the vSphere Web Client
        Clone a Role in the vSphere Web Client
      Adjust the Search List in Large Domains in the vSphere Web Client
    Securing vCenter Server Systems
      Hardening the vCenter Server Host Operating System
      Best Practices for vCenter Server Privileges
        Restrict Use of the Administrator Privilege
        Restrict Use of the Administrator Role
      Enable Certificate Checking and Verify Host Thumbprints in the vSphere Web Client
      Removing Expired or Revoked Certificates and Logs from Failed Installations
      Enable SSL Certificate Validation Over Network File Copy
      Limiting vCenter Server Network Connectivity
        Restricting the Use of Linux Clients
        Verifying the Integrity of the vSphere Web Client
        Examine Installed Plug-Ins
        Remove the tcdump Package from the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance
    Securing ESXi Hosts
      General ESXi Security Recommendations
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Disable the Managed Object Browser (MOB)
        Disable Authorized (SSH) Keys
        Configure SSL Timeouts
        Check the Acceptance Levels of Hosts and VIBs
        Add an ESXi Host to an Active Directory Domain
      ESXi Firewall Configuration
        Manage ESXi Firewall Settings
        Add Allowed IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
        NFS Client Rule Set Behavior
        Automating Service Behavior Based on Firewall Settings
        ESXi Firewall Commands
      Assigning Permissions for ESXi
        Specify Users with DCUI Access in Lockdown Mode
        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
        Ensure that vpxuser Password Meets Policy
        dcui User Permissions
      Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain in the vSphere Web Client
        View Directory Service Settings in the vSphere Web Client
      Replacing ESXi SSL Certificates and Keys
        Preparing Your Environment for ESXi Certificate Replacement
        Generate New Self-Signed Certificates for ESXi
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key from the ESXi Shell
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key by Using the vifs Command
        Replace a Default ESXi Certificate and Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Uploading an SSH Key to Your ESXi Host
        Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
        Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Use the vSphere Web Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions in the vSphere Web Client
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the Direct Console User Interface
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
        SSH Security
      Lockdown Mode
        Lockdown Mode Behavior
        Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
        Specify Users with DCUI Access in Lockdown Mode
      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 Proxy Server Certificate to ESXi in the vSphere Web Client
        Use vSphere Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain in the vSphere Web Client
      Replace the Authentication Proxy Certificate for the ESXi Host
      Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
        Configure the Web Proxy to Search for Certificates in Nondefault Locations
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service
        Change Security Settings for a Web Proxy Service 5.0 and earlier
      vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Managing ESXi Log Files
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
    Securing Virtual Machines
      General Virtual Machine Protection
      Disable Unnecessary Functions Inside Virtual Machines
        Removing Unnecessary Hardware Devices
        Disable Unexposed Features
        Disable Copy and Paste Operations Between Guest Operating System and Remote Console
        Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
        Restrict Users from Running Commands Within a Virtual Machine
        Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices in the vSphere Web Client
        Limiting Guest Operating System Writes to Host Memory
          Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit in the vSphere Web Client
          Prevent the Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
      Use Templates to Deploy Virtual Machines
      Prevent Virtual Machines from Taking Over Resources
      Limit Informational Messages from Virtual Machines to VMX Files
      Prevent Virtual Disk Shrinking in the vSphere Web Client
      Minimize Use of Virtual Machine Console
      Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
        Limit the Number of Log Files in the vSphere Web Client
        Disable Logging for the Guest Operating System in the vSphere Web Client
    Securing vSphere Networking
      Introduction to vSphere Network Security
      Securing the Network with Firewalls
        Firewalls for Configurations with vCenter Server
        Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
        Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
        Connecting ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
        TCP and UDP Ports
      Secure the Physical Switch
      Securing Standard Switch Ports With Security Policies
      Securing Standard Switch MAC Addresses
        MAC Address Changes
        Forged Transmissions
        Promiscuous Mode Operation
      Secure vSphere Distributed Switches
      Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
        Security Considerations for VLANs
        Secure VLANs
      Creating a Network DMZ on a Single ESXi Host
      Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Internet Protocol Security
        List Available Security Associations
        Add a Security Association
        Remove a Security Association
        List Available Security Policies
        Create a Security Policy
        Remove a Security Policy
      Ensure Proper SNMP Configuration
      Use Virtual Switches on the vSphere Network Appliance Only If Required
    Best Practices for Virtual Machine and Host Security
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESX and ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Synchronize the vCenter Server Appliance Clock with an NTP Server
      Securing iSCSI Storage
        Securing iSCSI Devices Through Authentication
        Protecting an iSCSI SAN
      Masking and Zoning SAN Resources
      Control CIM-Based Hardware Monitoring Tool Access
      Verify That Sending Host Performance Data to Guests is Disabled
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms
      Datacenter
      Datastore
      Datastore Cluster
      vSphere Distributed Switch
      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
      vCenter Inventory Service Tagging
      Virtual Machine Configuration
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations
      Virtual Machine Interaction
      Virtual Machine Inventory
      Virtual Machine Provisioning
      Virtual Machine Snapshot Management Privileges
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication
      dvPort Group
      vServices
      VRM Policy
  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
      Edit System Resource Allocation
      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 in the vSphere Web Client
      Specifying CPU Configuration
      Multicore Processors
      Hyperthreading
        Hyperthreading and ESXi Hosts
        Enable Hyperthreading in the vSphere Web Client
        Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Hyperthreaded Core Sharing Options
        Quarantining
      Using CPU Affinity
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor in the vSphere Web Client
        Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management in the vSphere Web Client
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host in the vSphere Web Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine Swapfile Location for a Cluster in the vSphere Web Client
        Delete Swap Files
      Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
      Memory Compression
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Web Client
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Web Client
      Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
      Memory Reliability
        Correcting an Error Isolation Notification
      About System Swap
        Configure System Swap in the vSphere Web Client
    View Graphics Information
    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 in the vSphere Web Client
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits in the vSphere Web Client
      Enable Storage I/O Control in the vSphere Web Client
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value in the vSphere Web Client
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Edit a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      Remove a Resource Pool in the vSphere Web Client
      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 Recommendat