vSphere Virtual Machine Administration describes how to create, configure, and manage virtual machines in the VMware vSphere® environment.

In addition, this information provides introductions to the tasks that you can do within the system as well as cross-references to the information that describes the tasks.

This information focuses on managing virtual machines in the VMware vSphere Web Client and includes the following information.

Creating and deploying virtual machines, templates, and clones

Deploying OVF templates

Configuring virtual machine hardware and options

Managing multitiered applications with VMware vSphere vApp

Monitoring solutions with the vCenter Solution Manager

Managing virtual machines, including using snapshots

Configuring and installing VMware tools

Upgrading virtual machines

vSphere Virtual Machine Administration covers VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.

This information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtualization.